Thursday, April 08, 2010

China and Africa Make Plans for a Joint Scientific Research Program

In a widely debated dialogue between China and Africa, The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), which includes 49 African countries, still plans to start several large-scale science and technology projects across Africa in the next three years.

The project would also include training over 2,000 Africans in agricultural technology, the initiation of 100 clean-energy projects to diminish effects of climate change, and the funding of 100 African postdoctoral students to undertake research in China.

Although some are skeptical about China’s motives, talks are scheduled to start turning these propositions into reality.

-Michelle Leung

Source: Africa Good News