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Launch of JICA’s TICAD website !


JICA’s special website for “TICAD”, Tokyo International Conference on African Development, is open. Towards the coming 8th edition of TICAD (TICAD8) to be held this year, this website aims to present the highlights of JICA’s cooperation with Africa, including the efforts made since the last TICAD (TICAD7) in 2019, on-going projects in each country, as well as future contribution for TICAD 8 and beyond.

Africa News and Features

February 24, 2022 [Africa][Seminar Report] Mobilizing Africa's Automotive Industry for the future: Final Seminar for Study for the Promotion of the African Automotive industry
February 16, 2022 [Madagascar][Japan Disaster Relief][From the Field] Emergency Assistance to Republic of Madagascar in Response to Flood Disaster caused by Cyclone Batsirai
February 8, 2022 [Zambia][Japan Disaster Relief][From the Field] Emergency Assistance to the Republic of Zambia in Response to the Flood Disaster
February 7, 2022 [Tanzania][Japan Disaster Relief][From the Field] Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreements with Tanzania: Supporting Road infrastructure for enhanced logistics functions and Urban Water facility improvement in Zanzibar
February 7, 2022 [Malawi][Japan Disaster Relief][From the Field] Emergency Assistance to Republic of Malawi in Response to the Flood Disaster

What is TICAD? (Tokyo International Conference on African Development)


Every meeting is led by Japan, and co-organized by the United Nations, United Nations Development Programmed(UNDP), the World Bank and the African Union Commission (AUC). In principle, invitations to attend TICAD are extended to all African heads of state and government, as well as international organizations, donor countries, private companies and civil society organizations. Until TICAD V, the summit-level meetings were held every five years in Japan. From 2016 onwards, the TICAD has been held every three years, hosted alternately in Africa and Japan.

Special Report toward TICAD8

May 11, 2022 International Crises Highlight the Importance of International Cooperation in Africa: Looking ahead to TICAD 8

TICAD7 (2019)

TICAD7 was held in Yokohama, Japan from August 28 to 30, 2019 under the theme of "Advancing Africa's development through People, Technology and Innovation" with the participation of 53 African countries including 42 African leaders, development partner countries, international/regional organizations as well as representatives from private sector and civil society. As a result of the conference, "Yokohama Declaration 2019", which is based on the three pilars (below), was adopted.

  • Accelerating economic transformation and improving business environment through innovation and private sector engagement
  • Deepening sustainable and resilient society
  • Strengthening peace and stability

Reports on TICAD7

JICA Seminar Series


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JICA's Activities toward TICAD7

January 8, 2020 [Burundi] Towards a Sustainable and Resilient Society
December 19, 2019 [Guinea] Development Through Sustainable Use of Abundant Resources
December 19, 2019 [Gabon] Tackling Global Challenges With Local Perspectives
December 19, 2019 [Mali] Human development for peace and stability in Sahel
December 11, 2019 [Liberia] Rebuilding strong society after civil conflict and infectious disease outbreak



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