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Thursday, October 10, 2019 5:40 - 7:10 pm

Seminar on economic consequences of opulent funerals in African cultures

African Studies Center - TUFS (ASC-TUFS) and Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University (CAAS-KU) will hold the 12th TUFS-KU Seminar on October 10, 2019. This is also the 40th ASC Seminar and is jointly organized by Kanto branch of Japan Association for African Studies. The speaker is Prof. Luc Mebenga Tamba of the University of Yaoundé I. Recently, funeral ceremonies can be used in order to demonstrate social status of the deceased in African cultures. Prof. Mebenga will analyze the consequences of this situation. ◆Title: Death as the Giver of Prestige in Cameroon: An Ethno-analysis of Contemporary Funerary Rituals in Africa ◆Speaker: Prof. Luc Mebenga Tamba (Professor, Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Arts Letters and Human Sciences, University of Yaoundé I) ◆Abstract: In African cultures, funeral ceremonies not only have the function of accompanying the dead to the realm of the ancestors, but also play an important cathartic role for the living. In recent time, however, it is clear that funeral ceremonies have evolved from an occasion to celebrate the dead into an opportunity for those close to the deceased to take advantage of periods of mourning to flaunt their social status. Thus, it is seen that expenses occasioned by these mourning ceremonies rival those of the most grandiose festive ceremonies in the society. The purpose is to demonstrate to those invited to the ceremonies that the dead person comes from a respectable family in the community. These attempts to demonstrate social status through opulent funerals has, of course, economic consequences that are particularly felt by less affluent families, who also feel under pressure to provide an unforgettable death ceremony. ◆Keywords: Corpse, death, prestige, funerary rituals ◆Date & Time: Thursday, October 10, 2019 5:40 - 7:10 pm ◆Venue: Room 111, Research and Lecture Building, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies ◆Language: English ◆Admission: Free ◆No pre-registration is needed. ◆Jointly organized by African Studies Center - TUFS, the Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University, and Kanto branch of Japan Association for African Studies
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1:30 ‐ 5:30 pm, Thursday, August 29th, 2019

Seminar on African Development

Joint Doctoral Program for Sustainability Research ,jointly offered by Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS), Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), and the University of Electro-Communications (UEC), will conduct the seminar on African development. We will invite Dr. Dzodzi Tsikata, a Director of Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, and discuss about the situation of development in African countries. In the seminar, we will have two sessions: in the first session, Dr. Tsikata will give a lecture about the effect of agriculture on decent livelihoods and structural transformation. In the second session, two Ph.D. candidates of Graduate School of Global Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS), will talk about the situations in Mozambique and Sierra Leone. ◆Theme: Seminar on African Development ◆Date & Time: 1:30 ‐ 5:30 pm, Thursday, August 29th, 2019 ◆Venue: Room 322, Research and Lecture Bldg., Tokyo University of Foreign Studies ◆Programme:1:30 ‐ 3:00"Can Agriculture Under Neo‐liberalism Deliver Decent Livelihoods and Structural Transformation in Africa" + Q&AsDzodzi Tsikata (Director, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana) 3:00 ‐ 3:15Break 3:15 ‐ 5:30"An overview of land rights and land conflicts in Mozambique"Maisha Tunzine (Ph.D. candidate, Graduate School of Global Studies, TUFS) "Post Independence and the Foiled Political Development Take‐Off in Sierra Leone, 1961‐1991: A Neo‐patrimonial Readings"Emmanuel V. N. Kallon (Ph.D. candidate, Graduate School of Global Studies, TUFS) ◆Language: English ◆Admission: Free ◆No pre-registration is needed. ◆Organized by Joint Doctoral Program for Sustainability Research (jointly offered by Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, and the University of Electro-Communications) ◆Supported by African Studies Center - TUFS ◆Contact: Joint Doctoral Program for Sustainability Research, Graduate School of Global Studies, TUFS      Address) Room 511, Research and Lecture Building,           Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, 3-11-1 Asachi-cho, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo 183-8534      Tel & Fax) +81-42-330-5876 E-mail) sus_tufstufs.ac.jp
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3:30 - 5:00 pm, Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

Seminar on Challenges for sustainable development in West Africa

On August 27, 2019, Joint Doctoral Program for Sustainability Research jointly offered by Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS), Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), and the University of Electro-Communications (UEC) and Kyoto Seika University will conduct a seminar "Challenges for Sustainable Development in West Africa: Securing People's Livelihood". This it the official side event of the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7). In the seminar, two main speakers, Dr. Oussouby Sacko, President of Kyoto Seika University, and Dzodzi Tsikata, Director of Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, will talk about sustainable development in Mali and Ghana. [Updated on Aug. 19] We've uploaded the abstracts of Dr. Sacko and Dr. Tsikata's presentation. You can read them by clicking each title in the programme below. ◆Theme: Challenges for Sustainable Development in West Africa: Securing People's Livelihood ◆Date & Time: 3:30 - 5:00 pm, Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 ◆Venue: Exhibition Hall B06, PACIFICO YOKOHAMA ◆Programme: 3:30 - 3:35 pm Introduction Shinichi Takeuchi (Director, African Studies Center - TUFS)  3:35 - 3:55 pm  "Possibilities and challenges for sustainable development in West Africa:Thinking about sustainable rural redevelopment in Mali" Oussouby Sacko (President, Kyoto Seika University) *Click the title to read the abstract.  3:55 - 4:15 pm "Possibilities and challenges for sustainable development in West Africa: Ghana in Focus" Dzodzi Tsikata (Director, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana) *Click the title to read the abstract.  4:15 - 4:25 pm "Transferring cacao-based agroforestry to Ghana" Atsushi Chitose (Professor, TUAT)  4:25 - 4:35 pm "Possibility of the Utilization of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the measures against Climate Change" Kayoko Yamamoto (Professor, UEC)  4:35 - 5:00 pm Q & As ◆Languge: English and Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation) ◆Admission: Free ◆No pre-registration is needed. ◆Jointly organized by Joint Doctoral Program for Sustainability Research (TUFS-TUTAT-UEC) and Kyoto Seika University. ◆Supported by African Studies Center - TUFS ◆Contact: Joint Doctoral Program for Sustainability Research, Graduate School of Global Studies, TUFS      Address) Room 511, Research and Lecture Building, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies,   3-11-1 Asachi-cho, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo 183-8534      Tel & Fax) +81-42-330-5876 E-mail) sus_tufs@tufs.ac.jp
TICAD7公式サイドイベント・セミナー「西アフリカの持続的発展への課題」開催
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 9:30 - 12:45

Seminar on Japanese-Africa University Dialogue on Global Sustainable Development

We will hold the seminar themed on "Japanese-African University Dialogue on Global Sustainable Development" on August 27, 2019, as a follow-up event of South Africa - Japan University (SAJU) Forum. In the seminar, we will discuss the critical role of universities for global sustainable development. This is the TICAD VII Partner Project. For those who would like to participate in the seminar, please contact us via e-mail (africanstudies-centertufs.ac.jp) . ◆Date & Time: August 27, 2019 9:30 - 12:45 ◆Venue: Fukutake Learning Theatre, University of Tokyo (Hongo Campus) ◆Program: 9:30Opening Statement Taikan Oki (Special Counselor to President, University of Tokyo) Keiko Takei (Chief Education Analyst, Human Development Department, African Development Bank) 9:35 - 11:00Panel Discussion on the Role of Universities for Global Sustainable Development Chair : Taikan Oki (Senior Vice Rector, United Nations University / Professor, University of Tokyo) Panelist: Kayoko Hayashi (President, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)      Tawana Kupe (Vice Chancellor, University of Pretoria)      Masanori Kasahara (Acting President, Hokkaido University)      Luke Mumba (Vice Chancellor, University of Zambia)      Peter Mbithi (Chair, ESDA Project, University of Nairobi)      Molapo Qhobela (CEO, National Research Fundation, South Africa) 11:00 - 11:15Coffee/tea break 11:15 - 12:40Panel Discussion on International University-Industry Collaboration for Africa's Sustainable Industrialization Chair : Francis Petersen (Vice Chancellor, University of Free State) Panelist: Yasunori Baba (Professor, Reitaku University)      Mari Iizuka (Professor, Doshisha University)      Clinton Gass (Managing Director, Rooibos Marketing Ltd.)      Iwasuke Shimada (Managing Director, Toshiba Africa <Pty> Ltd.)      Yo Murofushi (CEO, And Africa Co., Ltd.)      Farai Kapfudzaruwa (University of Pretoria) 12:40 - 12:45Closing Statement Ahmed Bawa (CEO, Universities South Africa) 12:45 - 13:45Exchange hour (Coffee/tea/light snacks) ◆Language: English ◆Admisssion: Free ◆For those who would like to participate in the seminar, please contact us via e-mail (africanstudies-entertufs.ac.jp). ◆Organized by Universities South Africa (USAF), South Africa-Japan University Forum Secretariat (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies) ◆Supported by African Development Bank
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Report: Seminar on African Development

Joint Doctoral Program for Sustainability Research, jointly offered by Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS), Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), and the University of Electro-Communications (UEC), conducted the seminar on African development. We invited Dr. Dzodzi Tsikata, a Director of Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, and discussed about the situation of development in African countries. In the seminar, we had two sessions: in the first session, Dr. Tsikata gave a lecture about the effect of agriculture on decent livelihoods and structural transformation. In the second session, two Ph.D. candidates of Graduate School of Global Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS), talked about the situations in Mozambique and Sierra Leone where they are from.
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Seminar on Challenges for sustainable development in West Africa, The 7th TICAD Oficial Side-Event.

August 27, 2019
Joint Doctoral Program for Sustainability Research Course (TUFS-TUAT-UEC) and Kyoto Seika University held the seminar, 'Challenges for sustainable development in West Africa: Securing people's livelihood' as one of the official side-events of the TICAD7 which held at Yokohama from August 28 to 30. ASC-TUFS supported this seminar as a co-organizer. Following opening address by Prof. Takeuchi (ASC-TUFS), the president of the Kyoto Seika University, Dr. Oussouby Sacko gave his lecture on the sustainable development in Western Africa through the Mali's case. Prof. Tsikata (Ghana Univ.) also delivered her speech on the economic development in Ghana. Prof. Chitose (TUAT), commentator argued the cuurent situation of the agroforestry at some communities in Ghana. Prof. Yamamoto (UEC), the second commentator discussed the application of the IT for the current climate change.
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TICAD7公式サイドイベント・セミナー「西アフリカの持続的発展への課題」報告

We condcted the follow-up seminar for SAJU

Wed., August 27, 2019
The follow-up seminar of the 4th SAJU Forum "Japanese-African University Dialogue on Global Sustainable Development" was held on August 27th, 2019. The presidents and researchers of universities in Japan and African countries and businesspersons attended as panelists, including President Kayoko Hayashi of Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. The seminar had two sessions. In the first session, we had a panel discussion themed on "the Role of Universities for Global Sustainable Development". The universities and the research institutions from Japan, South Africa, Zambia, and Kenya explained their current activities and challenges. President Hayashi stated that Tabunka-kyousei (Intercultural Coexistence) is indispensable to make the globalized world peaceful. Besides, she mentioned that Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, as the university which has strengths in foreign languages and cultures as well as area studies, should play a key role for it. In the second session, the researchers of economics and business and businesspersons who do business in or with African countries discussed on "International University-Industry Collaboration for Africa's Sustainable Industrialization". They argued possibilities and challenges of industry-academia collaboration. At the end of each discussion, many participants poses questions, and we could see our new challenges. Through the seminar, the participants could understand the activities of each universities, research institutions, and companies, and we could also offer them an opportunity to build new networks.
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第4回SAJUフォーラムのフォローアップ・セミナーを開催しました