The 6th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) will be held in 2016. TICAD I was held in 1993 co-sponsored by the Government of Japan and the World Bank. Until 2013, 5 conferences were held in Tokyo and Yokohama every five years. And now, TICAD is going to be held every three years, and for the first time, TICAD VI will be held in Africa in 2016. In preparation for TICAD VI, the World Bank Tokyo Office has been conducting the Seminar Series to discuss challenges and perspectives of TICAD and African countries.
The 3rd seminar “Climate Change Initiative” focused on initiatives required in Africa for adaptation to climate change and reduction of carbon emissions. At the United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP 21 in Paris, the World Bank Group launched the “Accelerating Climate-Resilient and Low-Carbon Development: The Africa Climate Business Plan.” The seminar provided a brief overview of the Business Plan, including building resilience in people, land, water, and cities, ensuring broader use of renewable energy, and better early warning system, as well as initiatives by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to improve climate resilience in Africa.
Yasusuke Tsukagoshi, Special Representative, Japan, World Bank Group
Norio Maruyama, Director General, African Affairs Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Jamal Saghir, Senior Regional Advisor for Africa, World Bank
Presentation Material: Supporting Africa's Climate Change Agenda (PDF)
Hideo Eguchi, Director General, Africa Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Presentation Material: JICA’s Approach to Climate Change (PDF)
Masaki Inaba, Japan Citizen's Network for TICAD
Press Release : World Bank Group unveils $16 Billion Africa Climate Business Plan to Tackle Urgent Climate Challenges