UNU-IAS Seminar Discusses TICAD VI Outcomes

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  • 2016•10•26     Tokyo

    On 11 October 2016, the UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) organised the “Post-TICAD VI Seminar on the Implementation of the Outcomes of TICAD VI” in Tokyo. The event shared ideas on implementing the Nairobi Declaration and Action Plan, which were adopted at the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI). Participants discussed ways in which to build on the momentum created by TICAD VI and to strengthen existing partnerships between Africa and Japan.

    In his welcoming remarks, Prof. Masafumi Nagao (UNU-IAS) emphasised the role that UNU had played in advancing the TICAD process, noting that UNU-IAS organised four side events during TICAD VI.

    In sharing the outcomes of the conference, Ambassador Benson H.O. Ogutu pointed out that TICAD VI was held in a critical period for African development. Its close alignment with Africa’s Agenda 2063 framework was particularly significant. He stressed that holding TICAD VI in Nairobi had been a great success, but that the real work would start now to actualise the outcomes that were agreed upon in Nairobi.

    In their remarks, Dr. Takao Toda (JICA) and Mr. Tadashi Yokoyama (African Development Bank) expressed the commitment of their institutions to work with other stakeholders to ensure that the outcomes of TICAD VI would be implemented.

    Summarising the discussions, Dr. Emmanuel Mutisya (UNU-IAS) emphasised that the event had taken stock of the Nairobi outcome, and considered a practical implementation plan and the role of all stakeholders in actualising TICAD VI outcomes.

    For more information, see the news story on the UNU-IAS website.