World Bank Group TICAD Seminar Series "Investment in Nutrition: Initiatives in Africa"
December 4, 2015Tokyo

Organizer: World Bank Tokyo Office, Supporter: Japan Citizen's Network for TICAD


The Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) will be convened in 2016. TICAD is an international forum for summit and ministerial level policy dialogue on African development. Since 1993, Japan has been leading and co-organizing the conference with the World Bank, African Union (AU), the United Nations and the UNDP. TICAD I was held in 1993, and until 2013, 5 conferences were held in Tokyo and Yokohama every five years. Going forward, the conference is planned to be convened in every three years, and the next round in 2016 will be held in Africa for the first time.

As a lead up to the TICAD VI, the World Bank Tokyo Office organized a series of seminars to discuss TICAD and various aspects of African development.

The TICAD V Yokohama Action Plan addresses nutrition security achievement as one of the challenges for various sectors. The second round of the TICAD Seminar Series discussed the World Bank engagements in infant malnutrition improvement. Also, representatives from “The Ghana Nutrition Improvement Project”, a Japanese business and civil society collaboration project, spoke about the importance of child nutritional management and prospects for social businesses in this endeavor.



Opening Remarks

Yasusuke Tsukagoshi  Special Representative, Japan, World Bank

Session 1: Nutrition Intervention by International Organizations

Jaehyang So Director, Trust Fund and Partnerships, World Bank
"World Bank’s  Engagement in Infant Malnutrition in Africa in Partnership with Japan through the PHRD (PHRD: Policy and Human Resources Development Fund) and JSDF (Japan Social Development Fund)"

Presentation Material: World Bank's  Engagement in Malnutrition in Africa in Partnership with Japan through the Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) (PDF)

Lauren Landis  Director, Nutrition Division, World Food Programme

Presentation Material: WFP’s Nutrition Intervention and Policies in Africa – including Ghana (PDF)

Session 2: Cases in Ghana

Kazuo Tsurumi Executive Managing & National Director, PLAN JAPAN / Vice-Chairperson, Japan NGO Center for International Cooperation (JANIC)

Yozo Nakao Associate General Manager, CSR Department, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.,

Anthony Theophilus Seddoh Senior Operations Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Closing Remarks

Masaki Inaba  Japan Citizen's Network for TICAD


World Bank Africa

World Bank Group TICAD Seminar Series “Discussion on TICAD VI with His Excellency Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Mr. Belmiro Jose Malate, the Embassy of the Republic of Mozambique to Japan”


    Friday, December 4, 2015 6:30pm-8:00pm
  • VENUE: 
    The World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center
    10th floor, Fukoku Seimei Building, 2-2-2 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
    English and Japanese
    (with simultaneous interpretation)
    World Bank Tokyo Office
    Phone: 03-3597-6650