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Public Lecture on “Africa’s Critical Choices: A call for a Pan-Africa roadmap” and Opportunities for Japan

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Day

November 7, 2019, 16:00 - 17:30

Place

International Conference Hall, 2nd floor, JICA Ichigaya Building
10-5 Ichigaya Honmuracho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo[Map Link]

Concept
Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, CEO of AUDA-NEPAD

To accelerate Africa’s tangible development, AUDA-NEPAD was reorganized as the development agency of the African Union.

This year, Dr. Mayaki, CEO of AUDA-NEPAD, published a new book titled “Africa’s Critical Choices: A call for a Pan-Africa roadmap” to provide lessons for the next generation to build a strong pan-African unity in the midst of globalization.

In this seminar, based on his new book, Dr. Mayaki will touch on the Africa’s recent trends in making its market more attractive, such as promotion of regional integration and AfCFTA (African Continental Free Trade Area) and explain expected roles for both public and private sectors against the biggest concerns represented by demographic pressures and employment issues. By listening to Dr. Mayaki’s expectation for Japan and comments by various actors engaging in Africa’s development, this seminar will make an opportunity to think about the future direction of Africa’s development.

Program

16:00
Welcome Remarks: Dr. Izumi Ohno, Director, JICA Research Institute

16:05
Opening Remarks: A representative of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (TBC)

16:10
Lecture by Dr. Ibrahim Mayaki, CEO of AUDA-NEPAD
“Africa’s Critical Choices: A call for a Pan-Africa roadmap” and Opportunities for Japan

16:50
Comments from intellectuals and response from Dr. Mayaki
-Dr. Oussouby Sacko, President, Kyoto Seika University
-Other commentators to be confirmed

17:20
Q&A session

17:30
Closing Remarks

18:00~
Reception at J’s Café(Drinks and snacks will be provided)

Organizer

JICA

Language

English/Japanese (Simultaneous translation)

Fee

Free

Capacity

About 120 people

Attention

*Registration is on first-come, first-served basis.
*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.

Inquiry

Africa Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) (Ms. Maona Yui)

E-mail:Yui.Maona@jica.go.jp 

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