Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
- TICAD is a summit meeting on African development co-organized by the Government of Japan, UN, World Bank, UNDP and AUC.
- TICAD V will take place in Yokohama, Japan, from 1 to 3 June, 2013
Gist of discussions on TICAD V at the 4th TICAD Ministerial Follow-up Meeting
- Emphasis on "accelerating growth" while focusing on poverty/vulnerability reduction.
- Aim for inclusive and sustainable growth and build resilient societies.
- Policy and regulatory reforms to improve investment climate.
- Promote infrastructure development (including promotion of Public Private Partnership (PPP)).
- Importance of agriculture sector for the economy and food security. Need for strengthening food supply capacity by promoting PPP as well as focusing on small scale farmers and women.
- Promote regional integration and intra-regional trade for trade facilitation.
- Promote efforts on tourism and cultural exchange.
- Importance of achieving MDGs. Strengthen efforts on extreme poverty and maternal and child health. Need for utilization of the private sector.
- Exchanged views on post MDGs and to include important principles such as human security.
- Mainstream disaster risk reduction in development and international cooperation to build resilient societies.
- Strengthen cooperation on science and technology.
Consolidation of Peace/Good Governance
- Important progress made over recent years through the efforts of African countries. Continue support for further efforts of African countries to realize peace and stability as a basis of development.
- Approach from both sea and land to eradicate sea piracy. Share Japan's anti-piracy experience in Asia with African countries.
- Climate change as one of the core development challenges. Need for materializing "African Green Growth Strategy".
Schedule towards TICAD V