Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI)

  • 26th August 2016
  • by secretary

27 -28 August 2016. Nairobi. The Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) Summit was held at Kenyatta International Convention Center. The decision to host TICAD VI Summit in Africa was reached during the TICAD V Summit in 2013 when it was agreed that the venue of subsequent TICAD Summits be alternated between Japan and Africa. The interval of summit Meetings was also shortened from every 5 years to three (3) years.

Various side events such as seminars/symposiums, exhibitions and business forum ran immediately before and during the TICAD VI Summit (the pre-events ran 22-25/08). Hereafter are the events related to agriculture:

  • H.E. Mr. Willy Bett, Honorable Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Kenya 
  • Dr. Agnes Kalibata, President/CARD Director, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) 
  • Dr. Harold Roy-Macauley, Director General, Africa Rice Center 
  • Dr. Chiji Ojukwe, Director for Agriculture and Agroindustry, African Development Bank 
  • Mr. Bukar Tijani, Assistant Director General, Regional Coordinator for Africa, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
  • Dr. Masa Iwanaga, President, JIRCAS 
  • Prof. Keijiro Otsuka, Professor, Kobe University, Japan 
  • Dr. Yaw Ansu, Chief Economist, African Center for Economic Transformation 
  • Dr. Matthew Morell, Director General, IRRI 
  • Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo, Executive Director, FARA 
  • H.E. Dr. Papa A. Seck, Honorable Minister, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Equipment, Senegal 
  • Mr. Hiroshi Kato, Vice President, JICA
26th August 2016: Japan’s Contribution to Capacity Building of Agriculture researchers in Africa – Achievements of OJCB Programmed in Africa and Best practice in MMUST
26th August 2016: Workshop “Forest & Landscape Restoration for Food Security and Resilience to Climate Change”
26th August 2016: Symposium “Nutrition Improvement learning from Japanese Diet
27th August 2016Action on Nutrition; Launching of IFNA: Initiative for Food and Nutrition Security in Africa

28th August 2016: Global Launch of the Africa Human Development Report 2016: Accelerating Gender Equality and Women’s Development in Africa

29th August 2016: Seminar “Development of Food Value Chain in Africa 2016” 

The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) launched a new publication on “Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS) in Africa”.

Produced in collaboration with the University of Tokyo’s Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S/UTIAS), this publication considers common issues relating to the status of, trends in, and threats facing Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS) and what needs to be done for their revitalization, conservation and sustainable management. It compiles 12 SEPLS-related case studies from six African countries: Benin, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya and Uganda.

The intended audience for this publication is broad, aimed at anyone interested in sustainable development in Africa and beyond. It will be of particular interest to scholars, policymakers in various government agencies, UN and intergovernmental organizations, natural resource managers, local leaders and practitioners.