Research trip to Nigeria

Dr Janet Xuanli Liao conducted a research trip to Nigeria between 6th and 12th of August 2017, together with two colleagues in the DFID-ESRC research team, from China and Ghana, respectively. They met with some think tanks in Abuja, including the Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa, and the Centre for China Studies.  They were also able to meet with Chinese Embassy and oil company officials, as well as industrial experts from Addax and Shell in Lagos.

It was a brief visit but was the first time for the project team to be able to talk to both the Chinese authorities and the IOC specialists, as well as African researchers. It was therefore considered to be a fruitful and valuable experience.