Prof. Shinichi Takeuchi will give a presentation at a webinar "The Tokyo International Conference on African Development: Milestones and Prospects", which is jointly organized by the Stellenbosch University Japan Centre (SUJC) and the Embassy of Japan in Pretoria. SUJC was established in summer 2022, and the director is Prof. Scarlett Cornelissen, a visiting professor we invited in 2021.
Please register from here to join the webinar!
◆Title: The Tokyo International Conference on African Development: Milestones and Prospects
◆Date & Time: Thursday, November 3, 2022 10:00 - 11:30 am (CAT) / 5:00 - 6:30 pm (JST)
◆Venue: Online (Webinar)
◆Speaker: Shinichi Takeuchi (Professor of the Institute of Global Studies and Director of the African Studies Center at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
Katsumi Hirano (Executive Senior Research Fellow in the Inter-disciplinary Studies Center of the Institute of Developing Economies-Japan External Trade Organization <IDE-JETRO>)
◆Abstract: Since its inception in 1993, the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) has become one of the pillars in Japan-Africa relations. Over the years the forum has expanded in scope and agenda, yet its main objectives have centred on advancing growth through private sector activities; fostering African ownership and autonomy in development; promoting south-south cooperation; and encouraging knowledge transfer from Asia to Africa. TICAD has also been a vehicle for promoting the human security agenda in Japan-Africa relations. In current times, TICAD stands out among other international development forums for its inclusivity and emphasis on African agency in development. As a multistakeholder gathering it brings African leaders in dialogue with major partners including international and regional organisations, donors, the private sector and civil society. The recently concluded TICAD 8, held in Tunisia in August 2022, came at a critical juncture in international politics as well as Africa's development trajectory.
10:00～10:05 am Welcome and introduction (Prof. Scarlett Cornelissen)
10:05～10:15 am Opening remarks (Mr. Norio Maruyama, Ambassador of Japan to South Africa)
10:15～10:45 am Presentation 1 (Prof. Shinichi Takeuchi)
10:45～11:15 am Presentation 2 (Dr. Katsumi Hirano)
11:15～11:25 am Q & A
11:25～11:30 am Wrap up
◆Pre-registration is required. Please register from here.
◆Jointly Organized by the Stellenbsch University Japan Centre and the Embassy of Japan in South Africa.