The Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) will be held in Yokohama, Japan from 28 to 30 August, where Japan is expected to set up a permanent joint council between its government and private sectors to boost investment in Africa. Historically, the conference has been critical in generating and launching donor programs in Africa and TICAD7 promises to build on this legacy. These initiatives align with U.S. policy in sub-Saharan Africa, and there is an opportunity for greater collaboration between Washington, Tokyo, and African capitals to drive economic growth and stability in sub-Saharan Africa.
The CSIS Africa Program invites you to attend Africa, Japan, and the United States: Opportunities to Partner at the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) on July 22, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for a panel discussion with Japanese, U.S., and African government officials. Panelists Ramsey Day (Africa Bureau Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, USAID), H.E. Ambassador Mathilde Mukantabana (Rwandan Ambassador to the United States), and Ambassador Masahiko Kiya (Ambassador for TICAD, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan) will showcase TICAD7 and identify opportunities for cooperation between African countries, Japan, and the United States. The panel will also discuss the role of China in the calculus behind TICAD7 and U.S. policy initiatives, including Prosper Africa.
This event is made possible through support from the Embassy of Japan.