The Japanese Government will co-organize TICAD (Tokyo International Conference on African Development) VI together with the African Union Commission, the United Nations, UNDP and the World Bank, in August 2016, for the first time in its history, in Africa (KENYA).
In the process of the preparation various questions will be asked:
- How can market mechanism respond to the development challenges which Africa faces: promoting economic diversification, increasing labor productivity, creating youth employment, to promote Africa’s more sustainable and inclusive growth?
- How the government and private sectors will effectively cooperate in the context of Africa?
- What are the lessons to be learnt by Africa to work in Africa, or by the French to work together with African countries ? etc…
Ambassador Norio MARUYAMA, Director-General of the African Affairs Department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, responsible for TICAD VI, will present us the Japanese initiative and its vision on the African development, as well as the expected cooperation with France. A landscape of TICAD VI and the involvement and role of the private sector will be unveiled. (conference in French)