TICAD8 scheduled in Tunisia next August 27-28 – Japan’s Foreign Ministry
The Eighth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD8) is due next August 27-28 in Tunisia, announced the Japanese Foreign ministry in a press release.
The format of the meeting will be determined in due course while taking into account a number of factors, such as the COVID-19 situation, the press release said, adding that a TICAD Ministerial Meeting will be held online on March 26-27
As the COVID-19 pandemic has had a considerable socio-economic impact also on Africa, Japan deems it is time to engage in international action and to work together. Through the TICAD8, Japan will strongly support African-led development and aims at setting out a pathway for African development looking ahead to the post-COVID-19 era.
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) announced on February 2 the launch of a special website for TICAD. The move is designed to present the highlights of cooperation with Africa, including efforts made since the last TICAD conference in 2019, projects underway in each country and future contribution. The website also sheds light on events to be organized by the JICA during TICAD8.
Tunisia is the second African country to play host to TICAD after Kenya in 2016.
The conference, launched by Japan in 1993, is meant to foster political dialogue between African leaders and development partners on challenges facing the continent.
This multilateral forum also includes international organizations, development partners, private sector enterprises, and civil society NGOs.