Past eventResearch Event

TICAD and Africa: Lessons for Coordination and Impact

28 September 2016 - 9:00am to 1:30pm

The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London


Speakers and chairs include:
HE Koji Tsuruoka, Ambassador of Japan to the United Kingdom
HE Lazarus Amayo, High Commissioner of Kenya to the United Kingdom
Masaaki Kato, Senior Special Advisor, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Professor Machiko Nissanke, Professor of Economics, School of Oriental and African Studies
Dr Gita Honwana Welch, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House; UN Development Programme (UNDP) Director, Regional Service Center for West and Central Africa (2011-13)
Jostein Hauge, Researcher, University of Cambridge; Co-author, Transformative Industrial Policy for Africa, UN Economic Commission for Africa
Greg Dorey, Senior Policy Coordinator, Africa Directorate, Foreign and Commonwealth Office; UK Ambassador to Ethiopia, Djibouti and Permanent Representative to the African Union and UN Economic Commission for Africa (2011–15)



The sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI), held in Nairobi on 27 and 28 August 2016, marked the first summit in the TICAD process to take place on the African continent.

Through high-level policy exchange focused on economic transformation, strengthening health systems and inclusive growth for social stability, the ambition of TICAD VI was to bolster mutual partnership as well as business and development engagement between Japan and African countries.

This seminar will provide an early assessment of the outcomes of TICAD VI. Speakers will offer business, diplomatic and development perspectives on the impacts of the TICAD process and how Japan-Africa links fit with the diverse relationships that African countries are building with non-traditional partners.