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Africa News and Features

May 25, 2023 [Djibouti] Signing of Grant Agreement with Djibouti
May 24, 2023 [Africa] Establishment of the Facility for Supporting Agricultural supply chain and Food security Enhancement (SAFE) (Private Sector Investment Finance): Promoting private sector activities based on food security in developing countries
May 24, 2023 [Africa] Establishment of the Facility for Accelerating Financial Inclusion (FAFI) (Private Sector Investment Finance): Improving access to finance and promoting the empowerment of women, low-income people, and micro, small and medium enterprises
May 24, 2023 [Africa] Establishment of the Facility for Accelerating Climate Change Resilient and Sustainable Society (ACCESS) (Private Sector Investment Finance): Promoting climate-change action by the private sector in developing countries
May 18, 2023 [Tanzania] JICA Promotes Development of Natural Gas Utilization in Tanzania

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

October 7, 2022 [TICAD8 Side-Event Report] Japan empowers African youth by unlocking potential through education
October 7, 2022 [TICAD8 Side-Event Report] Japan empowers Africa's vision of food resilience through rice production
October 5, 2022 Through TICAD8, Japan deepens its partnerships in Africa
August 23, 2022 JICA-Supported Tech Startups Are Showcasing Tunisia's Potential
August 23, 2022 School For All: Japan Helps Empower Local Communities Across Africa Through Education
August 23, 2022 Towards TICAD8: Africa's Corridors Break Down Barriers, Ensure Equitable Growth
August 19, 2022 Towards TICAD8: Japan Promotes Universal Health Coverage in Africa
August 16, 2022 Towards TICAD8: Building Human Security in the Sahel for Peace
August 16, 2022 Event Report: Rethinking Development Cooperation with Africa in Light of Global Crises
August 16, 2022 Event Report: Towards TICAD8 - Advancing Africa's Economic Integration in the Post-Crisis Era
July 21, 2022 A Surprising Yield of Rice Farming Cooperation: Inclusion for Women
July 14, 2022 Three Decades of Promoting Ownership and Partnership: A Look at the History of TICAD
June 2, 2022 The COVID Crisis has Highlighted the Importance of "Ownership" During Times of Instability: Q&A with MASUDA Junko
May 18, 2022 TICAD 8 Looks at Opportunities to Deliver Results on an Individual Level for Post-Corona Africa: Q&A with YAKUSHI Hiroyuki
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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