Host 主办方: Northern Cape Office of the Premier 南非北开普省政府
Co-Hosts 承办方：Wubuntu 吾步徒
Frontier Strategic Solutions 南非前沿战略方案咨询公司
The emergence of the BRICS as major global players has raised hope that win-win partnerships will foster the development of the collaborating emerging economies. The BRICS are now Africa’s largest trading partners with over 60 per cent from China. The BRICS are also becoming significant investors in South Africa and Africa, especially in the manufacturing and service sectors. These collaborations provide exciting opportunities for youth across the BRICS.
Since the founding of the new South Africa in 1994, the Rainbow Nation and the Northern Cape Province have been making tremendous strides to identify innovative ways of addressing the triple challenge of poverty, unemployment and inequality. At the same time, the on-the-ground realities of South Africa and the Northern Cape Province continue to call for strategic interventions to “fast-track radical economic transformation, social transformation, environmental sustainability and good governance”, as identified by the Provincial Growth and Development Plan of the Northern Cape Town.
On the other side of the planet, for the past 40 years, China has contributed close to three-quarters of the global reduction in the number of people living in extreme poverty, which has made a significant impact on the people, the society, the region and the globe. It is beyond beneficial to bring young minds from Asia and Africa together to understand challenges faced by the Northern Cape and work together to look for solutions and engage each other in meaningful collaborations to tackle these challenges.
Youth are adept at learning and innovating, and they both shape and are shaped by the environment around them. They excel at identifying flaws in the way things have traditionally been done because of their open-minded view of the world. More importantly, people-to-people relationships encourage intercultural learning, which allows collaborations to transcend beyond surface levels to become practical realities for people on the ground. Africa-Asia Youth Think Tank Summit invites youth across cultures to research common and unique challenges faced by African and Asian societies, and provides a platform for youth to work together and tackle these challenges, and showcase their intercultural solutions.
本次会议有以下四大分会主题：① 农业经济转型与发展，② 教育公平和社会福利，③ 环境可持续发展，和 ④ 政府管理
Interested students/researchers may submit their abstracts (300 - 500 words in English, PDF file) and CV (PDF file) to firstname.lastname@example.org
For students/researchers who require a visa for on-site participation: submission by 8 October 2023.
For students/researchers who do not require a visa: submission by 31 October 2023.
A selection of high-quality abstracts submitted to the summit will be considered for presentation at the summit and publication at a later stage.
Interested students/researchers are invited to a series of free workshops and training to polish their academic reading, writing and presentation skills as well as developing an understanding of South Africa’s various industries and Northern Cape’s on-the-ground realities.
English Language Centre at the University of Cape Town offers online one-on-one writing, editing, and presentation training services in support of students’ academic engagement at the summit.
8 October 2023
Late october 2023
Early november 2023
Chair Professor of Culture History, The Education University of Hong Kong
Head of Career and Leadership Centre, City University of Hong Kong
Professor of Economics, Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University
President of Anthropology Southern Africa
Co-Founder of IESHER
Founder & CEO of Tomorrow Matters Now
For collaboration engagements, please contact summit secretary Ms.Nancy Xiang at email@example.com