Many of the 28 African countries that expressed opinions at the ministerial meeting, the final preparatory talks before the summit-level TICAD
begins Wednesday, mentioned concerns over food security and noted the importance of a global framework to tackle climate change, the officials said.
And perhaps for the first time, TICAD
also seems to have succeeded in shedding its low-profile image of a talk shop devoid of concrete substance.
The food crisis was a central issue throughout the TICAD
discussions since Wednesday, as Africa is considered the continent hardest hit by it.
participants also agreed on the importance of utilizing the TICAD
process to achieve the U.
Meanwhile, Minister Davies met leading Japanese CEOs and financial houses on the margins of TICAD
VI, held in Nairobi and have expressed an interest in investing in South Africa as a regional location into the African continent.
I feel I must once again elaborate on what makes TICAD
Lors d'un entretien vendredi avec le ministre des Affaires Eetrangeres et de la Cooperation Internationale, Nasser Bourita, en marge de la Reunion Ministerielle de suivi de la TICAD
a Maputo, le responsable japonais a exprime [beaucoup moins que]son vif regret s'agissant des incidents et la confusion durant la seance d'ouverture de la reunion ministerielle de suivi de la TICAD
[beaucoup plus grand que].
On the sidelines of the meeting, Minister Davies will address TICAD
Business Forum, referred to as the Dialogue with the Private Sector from Japan and Africa.
Japan SPOTLIGHT had an interview with the Ethiopian ambassador to Japan, Cham Ugala Uriat, who had just come back from TICAD
This was the first time for TICAD
to be held in Africa, the world's second-largest continent, since Japan launched the series of conferences in 1993 as a platform where African leaders and their global partners could get together to discuss high-level policies to ensure Africa's growth and stability.
This year's TICAD
, organised by Japan External Trade organisation (JETRO) and the Kenya Investment Authority, primarily emphasised Africa's investment potential for Japanese business.
This month, the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD
) will be hosted on the continent for the first time, in Kenya, and it seeks to move beyond the traditional aid policy objective (our special report on TICAD
starts on page 65).