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.
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, at the Third Japan-African Regional Economic Communities (RECs) Summit Roundtable held in New York in September 2015, said that Japan will focus on helping the development of regional infrastructure in three priority regions including Mombasa and the Northern Corridor, the Nacala Corridor, and the Western Africa Region. While 1st Seminar in the TICAD Seminar Series focused on Mozambique, 5th Seminar, titled “Infrastructure Development and Business Opportunities in Kenya and Neighboring Countries”, will feature speakers from the Word Bank Group offices in Kenya via videoconference, and the experts from Japanese private and public sectors.
Yasusuke Tsukagoshi, Special Representative, Japan, World Bank Group
Ahmed Araita Ali, Ambassador of Djibouti in Japan
Diarietou Gaye, Country Director for Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Eritrea, The World Bank
Apurva Sanghi, Lead Economist for Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Eritrea, The World Bank
Manuel Moses, Country Manager, Kenya, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Naoki Takeuchi, Executive Officer, Toyota Tsusho Corporation
Presentation Material: Activities in Africa & Kenya (PDF)
Makoto Matsumura, Senior Director for Global Strategy in charge of Africa, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Presentation Material: A Japanese Perspective on Business Development in Kenya and East Africa (PDF)
❖ The seminar will be web-streamed at:
4th Seminar in the TICAD Seminar Series (January 22, 2016)
“Land Use Planning & Spatial Development for Smart Growth in African Cities”
3rd Seminar in the TICAD Seminar Series (January 13, 2016)
“Climate Change Initiatives in Africa”
2nd Seminar in the TICAD Seminar Series (December 4, 2015)
"Investment in Nutrition: Initiatives in Africa"
1st Seminar in the TICAD Seminar Series (October 7, 2015)
“Discussion on TICAD VI with His Excellency Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Mr. Belmiro Jose Malate, the Embassy of the Republic of Mozambique to Japan”