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TICAD7 Official Side Event “Sports for Africa”

August 27, 2019

Yokohama, Japan

Co-organized by: JICA, ,World Bank, and French Development Agency (AFD)

Media Partners: Nikkei

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    At the margins of the TICAD7 conference, JICA, World Bank, and French Development Agency (AFD) hosted a TICAD7 Official Side Event “Sports for Africa” on August 27.

    The important role that sport can play is getting more attention in the field of sustainable development. In Africa, many countries together with development partners have started to utilize sport as a tool to address a range of social problems such as education, health, peace-building and social inclusion. This side event invited top athletes to discuss the roles and the potential of sport for development in Africa.


    Opening remarks

    Laetitia Habchi
    Head of Sport and Development, AFD

    Daichi Suzuki
    Commissioner, Japan Sports Agency

    Panel discussion


    George Weah
    President, Liberia (TBC)

    Tegla Loroupe
    President, Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation (Former world record holder in women’s marathon)

    Naoko Takahashi
    JICA official supporter (Sydney Olympic Gold medalist in women’s marathon)

    Hiroshi Kato
    Senior Vice President, JICA


    Robin Harding
    Tokyo Bureau Chief, Financial Times

    Closing remarks

    Hafez Ghanem
    Vice President for Africa, World Bank




    TICAD7 Official Side Events Organized by World Bank

Event Details

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 6:00pm-7:30pm (JST)
  • Venue: Exhibition Hall B03, Pacifico Yokohama 1-1-1, Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Japan (Please refer "RELATED" below)
  • Language: Japanese, English, and French (with simultaneous interpretation)
  • Seating capacity: 200 people (*Please note that the capacity is limited, so register soon.)
  • CONTACT: Koichi Omori, World Bank Tokyo Office TEL: 03-3597-6650