Dr. Kweku Ampiah, our visiting professor, will visit Kyoto University and give a public lecture there. The seminar is jointly organized by the Center for African Area Studies (CAAS), Kyoto University and African Studies Center - TUFS, and this will be the 13th one.
◆Speaker: Dr. Kweku Ampiah (Associate Professor, University of Leeds / Visiting Professor, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
◆Title: The Political Economy of the TICAD Process: Bureaucratic Interests and the Immobility of the Japanese Private Sector
By confirming that the TICAD has been largely reinvented since 2008 the lecture will examine the Public Private Partnership (PPP) content of th e process through an assessment of various proposals made by the Kezai Doyukai to attract more Japanese private sector involvement in the economic development of Africa. In particular, the discussion will draw on the Doyukai' s recommendations of August 2021 towards the forth-coming TICAD VIII in Tunisia in 2022.
The lecture raises questions about the commitment of the Japanese government to the economic development of the African countries and interrogates the role of the African governments in the TICAD initiative.
◆Date & Time: Friday, December 17, 2021 1:00 - 3:00 pm (JST)
◆Venue: Online (Zoom)
◆Pre-registration is required. Please visit here for registration. If you have trouble accessing the link, send an email indicating your name and affiliation to caasjambo.africa.kyoto-u.ac.jp.
◆Jointly organized by the Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University and African Studies Center - TUFS