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Notification of TICAD7 Side Event “The 2nd Africa-Japan Public-Private Conference for High-Quality Infrastructure”

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        Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism(MLIT) will hold “The 2nd Africa-Japan Public-Private Conference for High-Quality Infrastructure ” as one of the TICAD7*1 side events in Yokohama on Tuesday, August 27. This event is cosponsored by Japan-Africa Infrastructure Development Association (JAIDA*2) and Japan International Cooperation Agency(JICA), promoting the understanding of “Quality Infrastructure Investment” in Africa and support Japanese infrastructure companies extending their presence to the region.

1.Event Overview (The detailed information is shown in the attached.)

Sponsor         : MLIT, JAIDA, JICA

Date & Time  : August 27 (Tue), 2019;  9:00~17:00

Venue            :  PACIFICO Yokohama Exhibition Hall C

Program        :
   (1) Opening Remarks / Ministerial Round Table (AM)
         Discussion on “Quality Infrastructure Investment” will be held among MLIT, JAIDA, Africa government officials and international organizations.
   (2) High Level Session by the related organizations (PM)
         Based on the theme of “Quality Infrastructure ”, “Enhancement of the Connectivity in Africa”,
         and “Realization of Sustainable Cities in Africa,” speeches and panel discussions will be delivered
         by the high officials from MLIT, JAIDA, the African governments, and the international organizations.

Organizations to appear in the Program:
   (1) MLIT, Japan-Africa Infrastructure Development Association (JAIDA),
        Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
   (2) African Ministries in charge of Infrastructure, African Infrastructure related companies
   (3) World Bank, African Development Bank (AfDB)  etc

From August 28 to 29, an inspection tour on the themes of “Quality Infrastructure”,
and “Sustainable Cities” will be held for attendees from African countries.
The participants to the tour will be limited to senior officials from Africa.

*(1) TICAD stands for Tokyo International Conference on African Development. The government of Japan has been leading this conference since 1993, co-hosted by United Nations, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Bank and African Union Commission (AUC). The next TICAD will be held on 28th - 30th August, 2019 at Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama city, Japan.
*(2)After the “TICAD6 Africa-Japan Public-Private Conference for High-Quality Infrastructure” (August 26th-27th, 2016), the “Japan-Africa Infrastructure Development Association (JAIDA)” was established in September 2016. JAIDA aims to continuously and actively provide information about Japanese technologies and experiences of “High-Quality Infrastructure” to African countries, and build and promote relationship with public and private sectors both in Africa and Japan.


2.Registration of attendance and media coverage

If you would like to participate in this event, please register your attendance from the URL written below by 16th August 2019. If you are the press and would like to cover the event, also please register from the website below.

Please notice that you CANNOT attend the event without registration due to the security reasons.

Contact Information

MLIT, International Policy Division, Policy BureauIn charge Fujita, Kawasaki, Sugiura, Hageyama
TEL 03-5253-8111 (Extension (25205, 25216, 25228, 25225)) Direct Phone 03-5253-8314 FAX 03-5253-1562