September 11, 2017
In the context of the TICAD VI held in August 2016 and the "Japan-France Plan for Sustainable Development, Health and Security in Africa (Japan-France Plan for Africa)" agreed between the two governments in 2015, private sectors of both countries are increasingly participating in and collaborating for development projects in Africa.
For the purpose of further promoting Japan-France partnership for supporting socio-economic development in Africa, JICA organized a seminar to present its latest activities and cooperation strategies in seven African countries, inviting French and Japanese companies as an occasion to facilitate information exchange.
The Chief Representatives of JICA offices from the seven countries in Africa (Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Madagascar, Senegal and the Democratic Republic of Congo) presented their perspectives on the political and economic situations, business potentials, and JICA projects with the aim to promote TICAD VI goals and to pursue Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Around 40 French and Japanese companies from various sectors joined the seminar, including trading, manufacturing, finance, communications, and infrastructure.
Lively discussions were held demonstrating strong interests in participating in development projects in Africa. The companies also expressed high expectations for accelerated implementation of the "Japan-France Plan for Africa" through enhanced collaboration between the private sectors of the two countries and JICA.
Session for French companies
Session for Japanese companies