Welcome to China South South Cooperation Network


In the late 1980s to early 1990s, with the help of regional cooperation funds from the United Nations Development Programme and partial funding from country programs, 21 regional and international research and training centers were established in China, such as the Asia Pacific Solar Energy Research and Training Centre, the International Small Hydropower Centre, the WMO Regional Training Center in Nanjing and South-South (Beijing) Biological Technology Centre. While strengthening their own capacity building in science research and training, these centers have trained a large number of technical and managerial personnel from other developing countries and have greatly promoted the development of their respective countries. Such trainings have also strengthened their connections with China. Based on these research and training centers, the South-South Cooperation (SSC) Network was established in Beijing in 1995 under the framework of the United Nations projects. The Secretariat resided in the China international Center for Economic and Technical Exchanges (CICETE). As of April 2024, the China South-South Cooperation Network has a total of 51 member institutions.

With the help of the China South-South Cooperation Network platform, member  institutions can apply for the implementation of small-scale demonstration projects under the framework of the Global South South Development Center project, as well as the Pérez-Guerrero Trust Fund for South-South Cooperation (PGTF) of the Group of 77. As of December 2023, member institutions have executed a total of 29 small-scale demonstration projects and 65 projects under the Pérez-Guerrero Trust Fund for South-South Cooperation (PGTF).

The China South-South Cooperation Network has effectively promoted technological exchange and cooperation among developing countries by providing various forms of services such as expert consultation, information exchange, knowledge sharing, and project matching. It continues to promote the extension and expansion of technological cooperation to multiple fields such as economy and trade, with significant results. It has expanded the impact of China South South cooperation on a global scale and won widespread recognition and praise from the international community.

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