Stimulating sustainable development in Africa

Business / Economy | TICAD 7 Special Aug 27, 2019

Stimulating sustainable development in Africa

by Achim Steiner

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works in 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain ...

Continent's growth sustains upward trend

Business / Economy | TICAD 7 Special Aug 27, 2019

Continent's growth sustains upward trend

Africa, along with Asia, is experiencing a period of high growth both in terms of economy and population. Between 2000 and 2017, Africa's economy grew an average of 4.3 percent. Attracted to its natural resources, Japanese companies are strengthening footholds on the continent in helping ...

Strengthening bilateral ties at business fair

Business / Economy | TICAD 7 Special Aug 27, 2019

Strengthening bilateral ties at business fair

A record number of over 150 Japanese organizations from the private and public sectors are set to showcase their latest technology to visiting African leaders and officials at an exhibition in Yokohama on the sidelines of The Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development ...

Lessons in conflict resolution from Africa

Commentary / Japan Jul 31, 2019

Lessons in conflict resolution from Africa

by Shihoko Goto

As TICAD expands and deepens Japan's interests in Africa, the conference should also highlight what lessons African countries can offer to industrialized countries when it comes to overcoming comparative disadvantages and demonstrating the power of leadership.