Professor Mike Morris (far left) of UCT's School of Economics was one of the principal speakers at a special session of the African Development Bank AGM, held in Dakar, Senegal, on 11 May. Morris attended the AGM, titled Policy Issues in China-Africa Trade, Investment and Aid Relations
, on behalf of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC). A convenor of the AERC Asian Drivers Impact on Sub-Saharan Africa programme, Morris was one of three speakers who reported on the policy conclusions of scoping study reports from 21 African countries. These reports aim to inform policymakers on opportunities arising from, among other factors, Chinese interventions in Africa.