CSEA participated in the second annual conference of the SIIS Africa Forum 2018. The event was organized by the Shang Institutes for International Studies (SIIS) with the theme “International Development Cooperation in Africa: Achievements, Challenges and Prospects”. It provided a platform for various stakeholders to discuss and make valuable impact on policy-making, economic and social interactions between China, Africa and the international society. Key issues discussed during the sessions include: International Partnership and African Development, Development Finance in Africa, Security and Development Nexus in Africa; The Belt and Road Initiative and African Development. The event also featured a session which provided recommendations for the upcoming Forum on China African Cooperation (FOCAC Summit 2018). Dr. Chukwuka Onyekwena contributed to the discussions on Development Finance in Africa.