The Embassy of Japan holds a TICAD Follow-up Workshop


On the 1st of March 2018, the Embassy of Japan in the Republic of Kenya organized a TICAD Follow-up Workshop in line with the BIG 4 Agenda at Sarova Panafric Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya. TICAD Follow-up Workshop reviewed what has happened after TICAD VI in order to publicize the progress of the TICAD VI commitment, the achievements realized through Japanese assistance towards Africa and the progress in the business relations between Kenya and Japan. The workshop also discussed the progress of the Nairobi Declaration and Action Plan that is underway including the Dongo Kundu Special Economic Zone and the infrastructure projects at the Mombasa Port.

Key Note Speech: H. E. Mr. Toshitsugu Uesawa, Ambassador of Japan
Introductions by Prof. Peter Kagwanja, President & Chief Executive, Africa Policy Institute

Contribution by International Partners:
Mr. Siddharth Chatterjee, UN Resident Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative

Promoting Private Sector-led Growth:
Ambassador Dennis Awori, Chairman, Toyota Kenya and Toyota Tsusho East Africa

Promoting Private Investment (Government of Kenya):
Dr. Moses M. Ikiara, Managing Director, Kenya Investment Authority (KenInvest)

Promoting Private Investment (Government of Kenya):
Ambassador Ben H. O. Ogutu, Director General, Conferences & Events Directorate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs