Project Code: STATE-USA-AF-21
|Project Title||China's Expanding Influence in Africa in the R&D and S&T Sectors|
|Project Summary||Analyze and report on China's activities in Africa to include: STEM related academic exchanges; large scientific collaboration projects through universities or government labs; Chinese investments in S&T and R&D; China's emerging technology in Africa in AI, biotech, fusion, etc.)|
|Agency||Department of State|
|Number of Interns||1|
China is expanding its scientific relations with Africa through a variety of trainings, student exchange programs and scholarships, and is focused on information technology and agriculture, but its influence and expansion into other scientific fields is increasing. This position will provide a much needed optic into China's growing influence in Africa's S&T and R&D ecosytem. Research will include analysis of China's unethical use of emerging technologies, forced technology transfers, funding mechanisms, intellectual property concerns, scientific norms, etc.