Toward the Achievement of the SDGs and Promotion of TICAD for Africa

  • DATE / TIME:
    2019•08•30    13:00 - 14:30

    On 30 August 2019, as part of the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7), the UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) will organise the side event “Toward the Achievement of the SDGs and Promotion of TICAD for Africa – Contribution of Youth Researchers from Japan”. The event will feature presentations of research results from the UNU-IAS Global Leadership Training Programme in Africa (GLTP). Since the GLTP’s inception in 2013, 57 Japanese postgraduate students have conducted research at 23 universities and institutes in 13 African countries. GLTP is supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan.

    On the occasion of TICAD7, graduates of GLTP will present their overall results in line with the priorities of the TICAD6 Nairobi Declaration. GLTP has fostered a broad range of research, which will be introduced by the young researchers in the context of the SDGs in Africa. This event will also include an extended discussion between participants on further strengthening educational and academic partnerships between Africa and Japan.


    13:00 – 13:10
    Welcome and Opening Remarks; Introduction of GLTP

    13:10 – 13:55
    Graduates’ Presentations of Research Results, along with TICAD6 Nairobi Declaration

    • Pillar 1: Promoting structural economic transformation through diversification and industrialization
    • Pillar 2: Promoting resilient health systems for quality of life
    • Pillar 3: Promoting social stability for shared prosperity

    13:55 – 14:10
    Panel discussion

    14:10 – 14:15
    Video screening: Student field research and local life in Africa

    14:15 – 14:20
    Looking Forward & Closing Remarks

    14:20 – 14:30


    Please register online by clicking the REGISTER button above. The deadline for registration is 17:00 on 29 August.


    This event will be held in Japanese, with Japanese/English interpretation provided.

    For more information and updates, please visit the UNU-IAS website.

  • F205 Annex Hall
    Pacifico Yokohama
    Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

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