Hannah Ryder: Africa needs Belt and Road. On its own terms.

Hannah Ryder (芮婉洁) is a former Kenyan and British diplomat and economist with over 15 years of experience. She runs Development Reimagined, a wholly foreign-owned enterprise based in Beijing, and she is also China Representative of ChinaAfrica Advisory. Prior to this she led the United Nations Development Programme’s work with China to help it scale up and improve its cooperation with other developing countries, including in Africa. She writes for a range of publications including Project Syndicate and the Guardian, and in 2016 was nominated “New African Woman on the Rise.” She has contributed to a range of publications, most notably in 2006 she co-authored the Stern Review of the Economics of Climate Change.

On this podcast, Hannah Ryder - economist, diplomat, development expert - talks about the recent FOCAC Summit in Beijing, a complex relationship between China and African countries and challenges related to running effective development projects. Hannah highlights that African countries have much to gain from the Belt and Road Initiative, but they also have to know what they want.

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Hannah Ryder - economist, diplomat, development expert