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TICAD VI Follow-up Seminar: Business Prospects in Africa and Support Schemes on 16 November, 2016 [Tokyo]

TICAD VI Follow-up Seminar: Business Prospects in Africa and Support Schemes on 16 November, 2016 [Tokyo]

Together with the African Development Bank (AfDB) External Representation Office for Asia and African Diplomatic Corps (ADC), UNIDO ITPO Tokyo will organize TICAD VI Follow-up Seminar on 16 November 2016 at the United Nations University in Tokyo.

TICAD LogoFollowing the TICAD VI which was successfully held last August in Africa for the first time, while a momentum of promoting private investment in Africa among Japanese companies has heightened, the captioned seminar will be held to further contribute to the post TICAD process.

The seminar will feature public organizations’ achievements during TICAD VI and their various schemes to help the private sector, and Japanese companies’ experience who took part in the conference and side events in Nairobi. It is particularly expected to be a catalytic occasion to share outcomes of TICAD VI with private sector representatives who did not participate in it. 


“Business Prospects in Africa and Support Schemes”


Date/Time: 16 November (Wed.), 2016 / 14:00-18:00 (Registration: 13:30)
                                        *Followed by a networking reception.
Venue: U Thant International Conference Hall, 3F, United Nations University
 *No food or drink is allowed inside the hall except for bottled water.
 *Please refrain from coming by car since there is no parking lot.
Organizers: The African Development Bank External Representation Office for Asia (AfDB ASRO)
African Diplomatic Corps (ADC)
Co-organizers: World Bank Tokyo Office
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Representation Office in Tokyo
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) 
Supporters: MOFA, MOF, METI
DOYUKAI (Japan Association of Corporate Executives), Africa Society of Japan (ASJ)
Association of African Economy and Development (AFRECO)
AB-NET (African Business Promotion Support Network)
Language: Simultaneous Interpretation (Japanese-English)
Fee: Free
Venue Capacity: 300
Registration: Closed as of 12:00, 15 November


<Opening Session>
14:00 Opening Remarks
 Mr. Tadashi Yokoyama, Head, AfDB External Representation Office for Asia (ASRO)
14:05 Greeting
 H.E. Mr. Ahmed Araïta Ali, Acting Dean, African Diplomatic Corps,
   Ambassador of the Republic of Djibouti to Japan 


Guest Remarks
Mr. Seiji Okada, Deputy Director-General, African Affairs Department, MOFA


Keynote Speech
Mr. Yasusuke Tsukagoshi, Special Representative, Japan, the World Bank


Keynote Speech
 Ms. Izumi Kobayashi, Vice Chair, DOYUKAI


<Session I: Achievements of Governmental/International Organization in TICAD VI
   and Support Schemes for the Private Sector>
14:35   Panel Discussion
      Mr. Keiichi Shirato, Chief Analyst, Middle East & Africa Department,
      Global Economic & Political Studies Division, Mitsui Global Strategic Studies Institute
  ”Achievements of international and government organizations in TICAD VI and their
      plans to work with the private sector for African development”
   Mr. Tadashi Yokoyama, Head, AfDB External Representation Office for Asia (ASRO)
      Mr. Hiroshi Kuniyoshi, Head, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo
      Mr. Tetsuo Kondo, Director, UNDP Representation Office in Tokyo
      Mr. Makoto Matsumura, Senior Director for Global Strategy, Africa, JETRO
      Mr. Hideo Eguchi, Director General, Africa Department, JICA
      Mr. Takahiro Kuchiki, Director, Division 2, Mining and Metals Finance Dept.,
   Energy and Natural Resources Finance Group, 
16:00 (Short Break)


<Session II: Significance of TICAD from the Private Sector’s Point of View and Public Private
   Partnerships in Africa>
16:15   Presentations
     “Business strategies towards African markets, outcome of TICAD VI,
      and Public-private partnerships”
     Mr. Masahiro Yoshikawa, Chief of Staff, Global Business Planning Division,
  NEC Corporation / Former President, NEC Africa (Pty) Ltd. 
     Mr. Yoshiaki Takeuchi, President, Tottori Resource Recycling Inc.
     Mr. Takayuki Hotta, Chief, Planning, International Relations Department,
     Panasonic Corporation
     Mr. Masakazu Hasegawa, General Manager & Global Head of Supply Chain
     Finance, Global Trade Finance Department, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
17:20 Q & A
17:45 Comments by African Diplomatic Corps (ADC)
H.E. Mr. Yahya Ngam, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania to Japan
17:50 Summary by the moderator
17:55 Closing Remarks
 Mr. Hiroshi Kuniyoshi, Head, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo
<Networking Reception>


Contacts for Inquiries

<About Programme>
AfDB External Representation Office for Asia
(PIC: Ms. Ide, Ms. Nihashi)

Tel: 03-4589-8721 

<About Registration>
(PIC: Ms. Imazu, Ms. Shigematsu)
Tel: 03-6433-5520