The China-Africa Reporting Project is collaborating with China House and several other partners for an event that will bring together prominent Chinese business leaders in Africa with China-Africa experts and conservationists to discuss challenges and opportunities of facilitating a China-Africa partnership on wildlife conservation.
We invite all interested parties to attend the event at Wits:
Wednesday 2 December 2015
8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Senate Room, Senate House, East Campus, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (campus map)
Organizers: Wits China-Africa Reporting Project; Southern Africa Shanghai Industrial and Commercial Liaison Association; Global Max Media Group; Mara Conservation Fund; Elephant Protection Initiative; Stop Ivory; Humane Society International; China House
To RSVP please contact Huang Hongxiang at firstname.lastname@example.org or +27 793032631.
Click here to view a full programme of the event.
Speakers and panelists who will participate in the event include:
- Zhou Yuxiao, former Chinese Ambassador to Zambia
- Yu-Shan Wu, Foreign Policy Researcher, South African Institute of International Affairs
- Damien Mander, Founder, International Anti-Poaching Foundation
- Si Hai, Chairman, Southern Africa Shanghai Industrial & Commercial Liaison Association
- Huang Hongxiang, Founder of China House and alumnus of the Wits China-Africa Reporting Project
- Dr. Cobus van Staden, Lecturer, Media Studies of Wits University, Co-founder of the China Africa Project
- Iris Ho,Wildlife Program Manager, Humane Society International
- Andrea Crosta, Co-founder, Elephants Action League
- Alexander Rhodes , CEO of Stop Ivory and representative of the Elephant Protection Initiative
Proceedings will culminate in the signing of a declaration pledging support for combating the illegal wildlife trade, which will be presented to the FOCAC Joint Secretariat.