Together with the African Development Bank (AfDB) External Representation Office for Asia and African Diplomatic Corps (ADC), UNIDO ITPO Tokyo will organize TICAD VI Follow-up Seminar on 16 November 2016 at the United Nations University in Tokyo.
Following the TICAD VI which was successfully held last August in Africa for the first time, while a momentum of promoting private investment in Africa among Japanese companies has heightened, the captioned seminar will be held to further contribute to the post TICAD process.
The seminar will feature public organizations’ achievements during TICAD VI and their various schemes to help the private sector, and Japanese companies’ experience who took part in the conference and side events in Nairobi. It is particularly expected to be a catalytic occasion to share outcomes of TICAD VI with private sector representatives who did not participate in it.
“Business Prospects in Africa and Support Schemes”
14:00 Organizer’s Opening Speech
Mr. Tadashi Yokoyama, Head, AfDB External Representation Office for Asia (ASRO)
14:05 Organizer’s Remarks
H.E. Ambassador of the Republic of Djibouti Mr. Ahmed ARAITA ALI, Acting Dean, African Diplomatic Corps (ADC)
14:10 Guest's Remarks
Mr. Seiji Okada, Deputy Director-General, African Affairs Department, MOFA
14:15 Keynote Speech
Mr. Yasusuke Tsukagoshi, Special Representative, Japan, the World Bank
14:25 Keynote Speech
Ms. Izumi Kobayashi, Vice Chair, DOYUKAI
Part 1: Achievements of Governmental / International Organization in TICAD VI and Support Schemes for the Private Sector
14:35 Background briefing by Mr. Keiichi Shirato, Chief Analyst, Middle East & Africa Department, Global Economic & Political Studies Division, Mitsui Global Strategic Studies Institute
Panel Discussion: “What are the achievements of international and government organizations in TICAD VI and how do they plan to work with the private sector for African development?”
moderated by Mr. Keiichi Shirato
- Mr. Tadashi Yokoyama, Head, AfDB External Representation Office for Asia (ASRO)
- Mr. Hiroshi Kuniyoshi, Head, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo
- Mr. Tetsuo Kondo, Director, UNDP Representation Office in Tokyo
- Mr. Makoto Matsumura, Senior Director for Global Strategy, Africa, JETRO
- Mr. Hideo Eguchi, Director General, Africa Department, JICA
- Mr. Takahiro Kuchiki, Director, Division 2, Mining and Metals Finance Dept., Energy and
Natural Resources Finance Group, JBIC
Part 2: Significance of TICAD from the Private Sector’s Point of View and Public Private Partnerships in Developing Businesses in Africa
Mr. Tadashi Yokoyama, Head, AfDB External Representation Office for Asia
Mr. Masahito Kawashima, Chair, Policy Sub-Committee, Committee on Sub-Saharan Africa, KEIDANREN; Representative Director, Executive Vice President, CHIYODA Corporation
Toast by H.E. Ambassador of the Republic of Djibouti Mr. Ahmed ARAITA ALI, Acting Dean, African Diplomatic Corps (ADC)
* No food and drink are allowed in the UNU, except for bottled water.
* Presentation data will be uploaded on the AfDB’s website after the Seminar.
Contacts for Inquiries
AfDB External Representation Office for Asia
(PIC: Ms. Ide, Ms. Nihashi)
UNIDO ITPO Tokyo
(PIC: Ms. Imazu, Ms. Shigematsu)
More Information and Registration
Please visit UNIDO page.
At the registration desk on the day, participants are requested to kindly provide a business card.
African Development Bank, African Diplomatic Corps (ADC), UNIDO ITPO Tokyo
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Japan International Cooperation Agency(JICA), Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), World Bank Tokyo Office, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
MOFA, MOF, METI, DOYUKAI (Japan Association of Corporate Executives), Africa Society of Japan (ASJ), Association of African Economy and Development (AFRECO), AB-NET (African Business Promotion Support Network)