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.