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"Embarking STI Open Innovation for Leapfrog Africa" Official Side Event on TICAD Ministerial Meeting

October 5, 2018

Tokyo, Japan

Co-Organizers: World Bank, UNDP and JICA

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    The event aimed to discuss the future potentiality and challenges of the application of STI (Science Technology, and Innovation) to African countries. The ideas of employing STI from past projects and ‘ideathons’ by young innovator groups were shared among audience. 


    Opening Remarks

    Hiroshi Kato
    Senior Vice President, JICA

    Diarietou Gaye
    Director of Strategy and Operations, Africa, World Bank

    Key Note Presentation

    Tomoyuki Naito
    Senior Advisor, ICT and Development, JICA

    Presentation Material: Embarking STI Open Innovation for Leapfrog Africa (PDF)

    Panel Discussion and Open Floor Session

    Klaus Tilmes
    Senior Advisor, Disruptive Technologies Initiative, Office of the President, World Bank Group  

    Shigeo Kagami
    General Manager, Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Division of University Corporate Relations, University of Tokyo

    Shuma Okamura
    IBV-Japan lead, Associate Partner, Strategy CoC, IBM


Event Details

  • DATE/TIME: Friday, October 5, 2018, 18:30pm - 20:00pm (JST)
  • Venue: World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center, 10th Floor, Fukoku Seimei Building, 2-2-2 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan (Please refer "ACCESS" in RELATED below)
  • Language : English and Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)
  • CONTACT: Koichi Omori, World Bank Tokyo Office TEL: 03-3597-6650