Toward the Achievement of the SDGs and Promotion of TICAD for Africa – Contribution of Youth Researchers from Japan

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

    This side event of the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) will present research results of the UNU-IAS Global Leadership Training Programme in Africa (GLTP). Implemented since 2013, under GLTP 57 Japanese postgraduate students have conducted research in 13 African countries, at a total of 23 universities and institutes. GLTP is supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) 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 & Opening Remarks; Introduction of GLTP

    13:10 – 13:55 Graduates’ Presentations of Research Results, along with Nairobi Declaration of TICAD6:
    — 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: students’ field research and local life in Africa

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

    14:20 – 14:30 Networking


    Registration is now closed.


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

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