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TICAD7 JICA-RI Side Event: Balancing the financing needs to achieve SDGs for African countries and the fiscal and debt sustainability

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August 30, 2019, 16:00 - 18:00


InterContinental Yokohama Grand (Silk)
1-1-1 Minato-Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 220-8522 Japan[Map Link]


The debt burden in many African countries, which stabilized during the 2000’s thanks to debt reductions and high economic growth, has been showing signs of deterioration amid the heightened uncertainty in global economy and the declining commodity prices. The structure of debt is significantly changing with the growing obligations from the non-traditional public as well as commercial lenders, which put additional difficulty on their debt management. African countries and the international community must work together to avoid the risk of another round of debt crises while meeting the financing needs toward the achievement of SDGs.

The objectives of the event is to discuss the debt sustainability policies while meeting SDG financing needs with African leaders and policymakers, including their effectiveness, the practical issues in their implementation and the involvement of the non-traditional lenders.


- H.E. Nialé Kaba, Minister of Planning and Development, The Republic of Côte d'Ivoire
- H.E. Amadou Hott, Minister of Economy, Planning and International Cooperation, The Republic of Senegal
- Mr. Toshikazu Takatori, General Manager of International Economic Cooperation & Public-Private-Partnership Promotion Department, Sumitomo Corporation
- Dr. Dominique Desruelle, Deputy Director, African Department, International Monetary Fund
- Mr. Gabriel Negatu, Director General, Eastern Africa, African Development Bank
- Mr. Mutsuya Mori, Vice President, JICA
- Mr. Harinder Kohli, Emerging Markets Forum
- Mr. Ryosuke Nakata, Chief Economist, JICA
- Dr. Suguru Miyazaki, Senior Director, JICA

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JICA Research Institute (Co-organizer: African Development Bank (AfDB))

Available Languages

English, French, Japanese
(Simultaneous interpretation will be provided)




130 persons


This seminar will be recorded and photos taken may be used for the website, social media, and other print publications. If you choose to participate in a discussion, you are presumed to consent to the use of your comments in these recordings.


JICA Research Institute (Miyamoto)



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