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Seminar: One Belt One Road and a Prosperous Africa (OBORPA)
Date: 30 November 2016 
African Studies, School of Modern Languages and Cultures HKU  has the pleasure of inviting you to the Seminar:

One Belt One Road and a Prosperous Africa (OBORPA)
Date: 30 November 2016 (Wednesday)
Time: 8:30 am-1:00 pm
Venue: Room 4.36, 4/F, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong.

China has formulated the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) framework with a view to ensure economic development by integrating a number of countries in Asia, Africa and Europe through two main components, the land-based "Silk Road Economic Belt" (SREB) and oceangoing "Maritime Silk Road" (MSR) to which the Indian Ocean and the South China Seas are  central. The Seminar will focus on opening a dialogue on how greater synergy can be achieved between the Africa’s Agenda 2063 and the OBOR and Hong Kong’s role as a platform for financing of infrastructure projects and its related financial services.

Thematic Discussions
People to people connections, infrastructure investments, agricultural potential and greater synergy with Agenda 2063 of the African Union
Educational collaboration, cultural exchanges, science and technology cooperation and innovation are central pillars of collective development. Infrastructure development and Maritime connectivity being areas of growth.

08:30 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:07 Welcome Reamrks by Consul-General of South Africa, Mrs Phumelele Gwala
09:07 - 09:15 Welcome Remarks (HKU) tbc
09:15 - 09:45 Session 1: Mr Jacque De Vos, Investec
09:45 - 10:15 Session 2: Ms Pansy Yau, Deputy Director of Research, Hong Kong Trade Development Council
10:15 - 10:30 Coffee/Tea Break
10:30 - 11:00 Session 3: Mr CL Wang, Chairman of the China League International National Group. Hong Kong Maritime Research Centre
11:00-11:45 Panel Discussion

Mr Duke Malan, Vice President of FleishmanHillard Hong Kong
Dr F Tesfaye, Africa Studies Program HKU
Ms Pansy Yau, HKTDC
Mr CL Wang, Hong Kong Maritime Research Centre

11:45 -12:30 Networking Lunch   

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