Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) was established in 1993. TICAD serves to strengthen ties between Japan and Africa, and provide a forum for the international community to hold discussions on the development of Africa.
In TICAD I, in 1993, Japan expressed strong commitment to support Africa, at times when the region was becoming concerned of the international community’s interest fading after the end of the Cold War. The “Tokyo Declaration on African Development” was adopted, urging Africa to put efforts in processes to establish self-reliance, including democratization and good governance, and acknowledgement the relevance of the Asian experience to development in Africa.
Since 1993, the conference has been held every 5 years in Japan lead by the Japanese government and co-organized by the United Nations, the World Bank, and the African Union Commission (AUC). From TICAD VI in 2016, the conference will be held every 3 years, with the venue alternating between Japan and Africa, with the first conference in Africa held in Nairobi, Kenya.
TICAD VI has three pillars namely Industrialization, Health, Water and Sanitation and Social Stability. It going to create an important momentum for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals; Africa’s AU Agenda 2063 development agenda and the implementation of the outcome of the COP21, Given it is one of the first international conferences directly focusing on Africa’s development after the approval of the Sustainable Development Goals and the COP 21 outcome and the G7 Ise-Shima Japan Summit.
The objective of the CSOs report for the 23rd – 24th August 2016 Stakeholders meeting, is to inform the extend of None State Actors, civil society organizations including the ECOSOCC and the Media, Africa’s Private sector and Africans in the Diaspora;