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The 2nd Africa-Japan Public-Private Conference for High-Quality Infrastructure

August 27, 2019

Yokohama, Japan

Panel session at the side event at 2nd Africa-Japan Public-Private Conference for High-Quality Infrastructure during TICAD7

Panelists at the 2nd Africa-Japan Public‑Private Conference for High‑Quality Infrastructure, a side event held during TICAD7.

Organizers: Japan Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), Japan‑Africa Infrastructure Development Association (JAIDA), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

  • As part of the 2nd Africa-Japan Public-Private Conference for High‑Quality Infrastructure, which was held during the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7), TDLC moderated the Ministerial Roundtable on “African Ministers in Charge of Infrastructure.” This roundtable discussion aimed to address infrastructure development approaches, specifically challenges in implementing G20 quality infrastructure investment (QII) principles and other Japanese development initiatives. In addition, TDLC moderated a panel session entitled “Realization of Sustainable Cities in Africa,” which explored key factors (methodologies, finance, technologies) to facilitate urban planning and development in Africa.

    • Keiichi Ishii, Minister of MLIT
    • Masashi Adachi, Vice Minister of MLIT
    • Takuya Kurita, Vice Minister for Land, Hokkaido Development, and International Affairs, MLIT 
    • Eric Wendmanegda Bougouma, Minister of Infrastructure, Burkina Faso
    • Kwasi Amoako-Attah, Minister for Roads and Highways, Ghana
    • James Wainaina Macharia, Cabinet Secretary of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development, Kenya
    • Hajo Andrianainarivelo, Minister of Territorial Planning, Housing and Public Works, Madagascar
    • Katumba Wamala Edward, Minister of State for Works, Uganda
    • Ambassador Amani Abou-Zeid, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, African Union Commission
    • Sameh Wahba, Global Director, World Bank


  • DATE: Tuesday, August 27, 2019
  • Venue: Pacifico Yokohama, 1-1-1, Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Japan
  • Language: English and Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)
  • CONTACT: Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC)