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Official Side Event on TICAD Ministerial Meeting "Embarking STI Open Innovation for Leapfrog Africa"

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October 5, 2018, 18:30 - 20:00


World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center
Fukoku Seimei Building (10th Floor)

Direct connection from Toei Mita Line, Uchisaiwaicho Station, Exit A6
5 min walk from Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line, Kasumigaseki Station, Exit C4
5 min walk from Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line, Kasumigaseki Station, Exit C4
7 min walk from Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line, Kasumigaseki Station, Exit B2
7 min walk from JR Yamanote Line/Keihin Tohoku Line, Shinbashi Station, Hibiya Exit
10 min walk from JR Yamanote Line/Keihin Tohoku Line, Yurakucho Station, Hibiya Exit[Map Link]

(Photo:JICA/Kenshiro Imamura)

The event aims to discuss the future potentiality and challenges of the application of STI (Science Technology, and Innovation) to African countries.

The ideas of employing STI from past projects and ‘ideathons’ by young innovator groups will be also shared among audience.


18:30 - 18:35
Opening Remarks
Mr. Hiroshi Kato, Senior Vice President, JICA
Ms. Diarietou Gaye, Director of Strategy and Operations, Africa, World Bank

18:35 - 18:45
Key Note Presentation
Mr. Tomoyuki Naito, Senior Advisor, ICT and Development, JICA

18:45 - 20:00
Panel Discussion and Open Floor Session

World Bank Representative (tbc)
Mr. Lamin Momodou Manneh, Director, UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa (tbc)
Prof. Shigeo Kagami, General Manager, Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Division of University Corporate Relations, University of Tokyo
Mr. Shuma Okamura, IBV-Japan lead, Associate Partner, Strategy CoC, IBM


World Bank, UNDP and JICA


English and Japanese with simultaneous translation




100 people


This seminar will be recorded and may be broadcasted on JICA-RI’s website. If you choose to participate in a discussion, you are presumed to consent to the use of your comments in these recordings.


Koichi Omori (Mr.) Senior Communications Officer, The World Bank Tokyo Office: komori@worldbankgroup.org
Chika Kondoh (Ms.), TICAD Partnership Specialist, UNDP Representation Office in Tokyo: chika.kondoh@undp.org
Etsuko Ito (Ms.), Kohei Watanabe (Mr.), Africa Department, JICA: 6rtpt@jica.go.jp


This event has ended.

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