China-Focused Journalists: Volunteers Application
The China-Africa Peace Initiative (CAPI) started as a COVID-19 response program aimed at dousing tension and preventing attacks by Africans on the lives, properties and business interests of Chinese nationals living in Africa.
Such intervention became necessary following widespread rage among Africans in Africa, after videos went viral in the continent that showed Blacks being ejected from their homes and hotels in the Guangdong province of China over COVID-19 fears.
Although the Guangdong incident could be seen as a case of honest misunderstanding, it created a very negative image of China among Africans.
At least one Chinese factory in South-Western Nigeria was burnt down within the period of the Guangdong incident.
Following the launch of CAPI, to which more than one thousand Chinese signed up, several peace actions have been carried out.
The most recent of these actions is the distribution of food items to about 600 poor households in Nigeria courtesy of donations from well meaning organizations and Chinese nationals.
These sincere efforts need to be well reported in the media in order to have greater impact and inspire more positive actions for peace between China and Africa, hence the need for volunteers.
There is no monetary compensation or reimbursement for this role.
However, to volunteers who work hard to achieve their assignment in a manner that we consider satisfactory, we will be happy to issue Volunteer Certificates from the UNV platform.