Unido Tokyo Office will hold an online event on Monday, November 22, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. to consider the future trade, investment and technology transfer in Japan and Africa and the African Free Trade Area.
The African Union will hold a Summit on Industrialization and Economic Diversification in Africa (November 20-24, Niger). UNIDO co-hosts the Summit. As a side event of the Summit, UNIDO Tokyo Office announced that on Monday, November 22, “Investment and Technology Promotion for Industrial”
We will hold an online event titled Development in Africa under AfCFTA to discuss the future trade, investment and technology transfer from Japan to Africa and the African Free Trade Area.
It will be held in English, but please join us.
Date: Monday, November 22, 2021 18:00-19:30(Japan time) Form: Online (*Details will be sent to registered people)
Backing: African Union Commission
Language: English (simultaneous French interpretation available)
Pre-registration is required to watch the seminar. Please apply here.
program (appointment, titles omitted)
18:00 Opening Remarks: H.E. Mr. Albert Muchanga,
Trade and Industry Committee Member, African Union Committee (AUC) 18:10 Keynote Speech:
“Japan as a investor: Japan’s Africa
business in a new era” ・ Professor, National Graduate Institute
for Policy Studies
Izumi Ohno “Advanced Industrial Capability in the era of AfCFTA” Pan Africa Manufacturing Association President Mr. Mansur Ahmed,
Executive Director at Dangote Group “Deepening Collaboration for Africa’s Industrialisation / Trade under AfCFTA”
18:40 Panel Discussion:
Yasunaga, Director, UNIDO Tokyo Investment and Technology Transfer Promotion Office ・Senior Councilor, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Ryuichi Kato,
President of the Ivory Coast Investment Promotion Centre (CEPICI) Ms. Solange
Amichia AfroChampions Mr. David Ofosu-Dorte, Senior Partner, AB&David
ITOCHU Corporation Managing Executive Officer,
General Manager of Africa Shunichi Otani , Chairman of Pan Africa Manufacturing Association Mr. Mansur Ahmed, Executive Director at Dangote
Group Katsumi Hirano,
Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization (JASI) Katsumi Hirano, Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies Izumi
Ohno 19:25 Closing Remarks: Mr. Victor Djemba, Director, Africa Department, UNIDO
* the program is subject to change. approve it.
UNIDO Tokyo Office Contact: Imazu, Onozaki
speakers (in the order of the presentation, updated from time to time)
| H.E. Mr. Albert Muchanga, AU Commissioner for Economic Development, Trade Industry and Mining
H.E. Mr. Muchanga, born on May 21, 1959, a Zambian national was elected as the new commissioner for Trade and Industry of the African Union Commission. Mr. Muchanga was the Permanent Secretary in the Cabinet Office in charge of Parliamentary Affairs in Zambia. H.E. Muchanga was also a former Ambassador to Ethiopia with extra accreditation to the African Union. He has both at home and abroad dealt with issues broadly related to international economic policy analysis and implementation as well as regional integration, foreign policy analysis and implementation.
Dr. Katsumi Hirano, Executive Senior Research Fellow, IDE-JETRO
| Prof. Izumi OHNO, Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
Izumi Ohno is Professor of the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), in Japan. She is also Senior Research Advisor to the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Ogata Research Institute for Peace and Development. She specializes in international development policy, industrial development cooperation, and business and development. Prior to joining GRIPS in 2002, she worked at JICA, the World Bank, and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC). During Oct. 2018-Sept. 2020, she also served as Director of the JICA Ogata Research Institute. Her recent co-edited books include Industrial Human Resource Development in Developing Countries: Knowledge and Skills in the Era of SDGs (with S. Yamada, 2021, Nippon Hyoron Sha).
| Mr. Mansur Ahmed, Executive Director at Dangote Group
Engineer Ahmed is a Group Executive Director at Dangote Group, Africa’s largest conglomerate with operations in over 14 Countries and still expanding. He is also the current President of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) and the interim Chairman of the Pan-African Manufacturers Association (PAMA) As well as the Vice President of the Africa Business Council. In his capacity as the President, MAN, he provides strategic leadership as Chairman of the National Council of the Association, which represents over 3000 Nigerian Manufacturers across all sectors.
Mr. Yuko YASUNAGA, Head, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo
Mr. Ryuichi KATO, Vice President, JICA
|Ms. Solange Amichia, Director General, CEPICI
Ms, Solange Amichia is Director General at CEPICI, Investment Promotion Agency of Côte d’Ivoire, where she leads Promotion and attraction of Investments and Improving business environment through reforms. She has over 20 years of experience in Investment banking, Management, Project Management, Governance and Information System. Ms. Amichia visited Japan and conducted meetings with Japanese companies under the Delegate Programme hosted by UNIDO ITPO Tokyo in 2014.
Mr. David Ofosu-Dorte, Senior Partner, AB&David
Mr. Toshikazu OTANI, Executive Officer, ITOCHU Corporation
| Mr. Victor Djemba, Chief, Regional Coordination Division – Africa, UNIDO
Mr. Victor DIWANDJA DJEMBA is Chief of Regional Coordination Division – Africa. Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Djemba served as the UNIDO Representative in Senegal, covering Cabo-Verde, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau and Mauritania. Mr. Djemba is a graduate in Electromechanical engineering from the “Ecole Nationale Supérieure Polytechnique (ENSP)” of Yaoundé, Cameroon, and holds a Master’s in Industrial systems engineering and a Postgraduate Research Degree (DEA) in Industrial systems and innovation management from the “Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine (INPL)”, France.