The Africa Day Symposium is an annual international event jointly organized by the African Diplomatic Corps in Tokyo and the United Nations University. The 2012 Africa Day Symposium is sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.
The 2012 Africa Day Symposium, at UNU Headquarters in Tokyo, will be centered on the nexus of hard infrastructure, regional integration, development and the important role of Japan. More specifically, it will focus on the emergence of the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), a fully-integrated infrastructure development blueprint for the continent, led by the African Union Commission, the African Development Bank and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Planning and Coordination Agency. The PIDA initiative places the greatest priority on key infrastructure projects supporting regional integration and the physical interconnection between and among African countries.
With the impending convening of TICAD V in 2013, this symposium is very timely as it will further highlight how the growing Japanese private sector interest in trade and investment opportunities on the continent (including in the infrastructure sector) can be further expanded in this critical field of development in and for Africa.
Japanese–English–French interpretation will be provided.
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The African Diplomatic Corps and UNU had started organizing the 2011 Africa Day Symposium in early 2011, but decided to cancel the event following on the Tohoku earthquake. For more information, see the attached document. (85.3 kB PDF)