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Third Japan-Africa Business Forum (JABF) will be held online

Third Japan-Africa Business Forum (JABF) will be held online


The Third Japan-Africa Business Forum (JABF)[別窓] will be held online over 6 days on June 29 and 30 and July 1, 6, 7 and 8.

The event will be organized by Asia External Representation Office (SNAR), African Development Bank, in coordination with African Diplomatic Corps (ADC) in Tokyo. UNIDO is a co-organizer, along with JETRO, JICA and UNDP. 
The event brings together Japanese and African government officials and business leaders to discuss investment and business opportunities in Africa, and to promote business matchings with potential partners.

The Eighth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 8) will be held in the Republic of Tunisia in 2022. Under the theme of “Shaping a New Africa in the Era of COVID-19”, JABF 2021 will be held, in a hybrid format, for related stakeholders to capitalize on good outcomes of TICAD 7 and bridge them to TICAD 8 by maintaining the growing momentum and attention among the Japanese business community in enhancing business participation in Africa on the occasion of TICAD 7 and further raising motivation for business between Japan and Africa. 

In session 3 on July 1 (Thu), Mr. Yuko Yasunaga, head of UNIDO ITPO Tokyo, will be a panelist for “Industrialize Africa”. In session 4: Start-up Session, on July 6 (Tue), African start-ups will make presentations about their businesses.
Please click here[別窓] for more details and registration

Over a period of three weeks during the event, Business Matching opportunities will be also offered to Japanese and African companies through an online platform that will allow them to directly conduct business meetings and networking to find potential business partners. In addition to African companies interested in networking with Japanese companies, African companies that are currently preparing concrete investment projects in the five priority areas (“High 5s”) of African Development Bank, and start-ups are also expected to participate. Apart from African companies, European companies that have been already expanding their businesses in Africa and are seeking networking opportunities with Japanese companies are expected to participate.



JABF Sessions: June 29, 30 and July 1, 6, 7, 8, 2021 (6 days)
JABF Online Business Matching: June 29 to July 16, 2021 (3 weeks)


Online (Hybrid format. Only limited speakers will gather physically at the venue.)


Asia External Representation Office (SNAR), African Development Bank in coordination with African Diplomatic Corps (ADC) in Tokyo


Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Supporting Organizations:


Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Keidanren, Keizai Doyukai, Association of African Economy and Development (AFRECO), African Society of Japan, Japan Business Council for Africa, African Business Promotion Support Network (AB-NET)

Japanese/English/French (Simultaneous interpretation)

Registration fee:
Free of charge


Please fill the form from Here[別窓] for those who are interested in JABF Sessions


■Online Business Matchings■

Please note that the registration form above is only for JABF Sessions. If you would like to participate in business matching, please contact the secretariat below by email.

Contact for inquiries

(JABF) The Third Japan-Africa Business Forum Secretariat
Email : cl-jabf[at]
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