Monday, 07. September 2015 /
New Delhi

India and China in Africa:

Comparative Challenges of Engaging Civil Society and Diaspora

Date, Time
Mon, 07. Sep 2015,
10:30 am – 1:00 pm Save in my calendar
Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung India Office

Diaspora has emerged as one of the prime movers of India’s foreign policy. It has become important for not only India but for other countries as well to engage their Diaspora to promote bilateral relations. Africa is one of the regions where emergent powers have emerged as major partners diluting its dependence on traditional powers. Both India and China are using their competitive strength to increase their influence in the region, which is engagement of civil society and benign Diasporas.  And it is in this context that Organization of Diaspora Initiatives (ODI) in association with Heinrich Boll Foundation is organizing a comparative analysis of engagement of their Diasporas in Africa. The interactive presentation is on “India and China in Africa: A comparative Challenges of Engaging Civil Society and Diaspora” by Prof. Ian Taylor. He is one of the world’s leading researchers on China’s engagement with Africa and currently working on India’s engagement with Africa. The programme intends to engage Civil Society to make them aware of these important instruments of engagement and to understand the opportunity and challenges in that.

The programme is scheduled at Conference Hall II, India International Center, New Delhi on 7th September 2015 from 10:30 AM- 12:30 PM.

The second programme will be organized in Mumbai at the Department of Civics and Politics, University of Mumbai on 9th September 2015 from 10:30 AM- 12:30 PM. This interaction is a part of a series of international dialogue which Organization of Diaspora Initiatives ( ) is organizing to interact, analyze and understand the determinants, dimensions and impact of India’s global engagement on foreign policies and domestic developmental issues.


Shalini Yog,
Deputy Director, HBS
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