By Masaru Arakida, George Krhoda, Satish Selvanathan, Satoru Nishikawa.

< Session Title >
G1 Global Conference 2013
Breakout Panel Session II <B >
Africa and Japan: Business and Development Partnerships after TICAD V

< Date > September 16, 2013
< Venue > GLOBIS University, Tokyo Campus
< Duration > 1:16:24

< Session description >
The Fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) in June 2013 closed with Prime Minister Abe’s pledge on a government and private development aid of up to 3.2 trillion yen. What are the keys to forging mutually beneficial, strategic relationship between Japan and Africa? This session aims to discuss baseline issues critical for sustainable development of African communities, how to enhance local governance and what kind of knowledge sharing between Japan and African communities may be useful. Ways to address these issues through business expansion and investments may also be discussed. The session features panelists with a wealth of expertise on African development.

Masaru Arakida
Senior Researcher, Asian Disaster Reduction Center

George Krhoda
Associate Professor, Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Nairobi
Managing Director, REDPLAN Consultants Ltd.

Satish Selvanathan
Director, Premium Nutrients Pte. Ltd.

Satoru Nishikawa
Director-General of Audit, Japan Water Agency

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