The Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) VI was held in Nairobi, Kenya on 27th and 28th August 2016; its first time on African soil in its twenty-year history. In order to look back on the outcomes of TICAD VI, Chatham House hosted a half-day seminar at the Royal Society on Wednesday 28th September, titled ‘TICAD and Africa: Lessons for Coordination and Impact’.
This seminar brought together key figures from public, private and academic sectors to discuss the role of TICAD in Africa’s development, the challenges and opportunities for cooperation in Africa, and how Japan-Africa relations fit within the diverse relations that African countries are building globally. The seminar was also attended by the Kenyan High Commissioner, His Excellency Lazarus Amayo, and the Ambassador Koji Tsuruoka, who both spoke of the importance of ‘ownership’ and ‘partnership’ in the TICAD process and looked ahead to TICAD VII, to be held in Japan in 2019.
For more details please see below:
- Transcript of Ambassador Tsuruoka’s speech
- Seminar agenda
Chatham House “TICAD and Africa: Lesson for Coordination and Impact”
September 28, 2016
- at Royal Society