TICAD VI Follow-up Seminar: Business Prospects in Africa and Support Schemes
November 16, 2016Tokyo

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

16:00 Break

Part 2: Significance of TICAD from the Private Sector’s Point of View and Public Private Partnerships in Developing Businesses in Africa

16:15 Speech

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

About Programme

AfDB External Representation Office for Asia
(PIC: Ms. Ide, Ms. Nihashi)
Tel: 03-4589-8721 

About Registration

(PIC: Ms. Imazu, Ms. Shigematsu)
Tel: 03-6433-5520

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)

Supported by:
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)

  • DATE/TIME: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 2pm-6pm (Registration: 13:30) *Followed by a networking reception.
  • VENUE: U Thant International Conference Hall, 3F, United Nations University
  • Language: English and Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)
  • Admission: Free
  • Venue Capacity: 300