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Arusha`s set for Second TICAD

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Geza Ulole, May 5, 2010.

  1. Geza Ulole

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    Arusha`s set for Second TICAD

    Staff Writer

    A two-day second TICAD (Tokyo International Conference on African Development) Ministerial Follow-up meeting starts in Arusha today, scheduled to be opened by President Jakaya Kikwete in the presence of the Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commissioner, Erastus Mwencha, and the Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs, Latsuya Okada.
    A press statement issued yesterday by the Japanese Embassy said the meeting, whose main agendas include Progress status of implementation of Yokohama Action Plan and future challenges, Africa’s efforts to recover from impact of global financial and economic crisis, Achieving MDGs and Addressing Climate Change issues, will be co-chaired by Mr. Okada and the Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs, Mustrafa Mkulo.
    According to the embassy, the meeting will provide an opportunity for a bold manifestation of commitment, support and provide the basis for greater coordination to intensify partnership and support for Africa to achieve balanced progress on the four pillars of TICAD IV as the Yokohama Action Plan (YAP) approaches the half-way mark.
    The pillars include Boosting Economic Growth, Achieving MDGs, Consolidation of Peace and Good Governance, and Addressing Environmental and Climate Change Issues, while ensuring Human Security.
    TICAD was launched in 1993 to promote high-level policy dialogue between African leaders and development partners. TICAD has since evolved into a major global framework to facilitate the implementation of initiatives for promoting African development under the dual principle of African "ownership" and international "partnership".
    A central feature of this framework is cooperation between Asia and Africa.
    TICAD enjoys the joint support of co-organisers, namely the Government of Japan, the United Nations Office of the Special Advisor on Africa (UN-OSAA), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Bank. Its stakeholders include all African countries and development partners including Asian countries, donor nations, international agencies, civil society organisations, the private sector and parliaments.
    The Government of Japan has pledged that it would faithfully fulfill the commitment made at TICAD IV to double its ODA to Africa, and to assist in doubling Japanese private investment in Africa by 2012. As part of efforts to accelerate assistance to Africa in light of the global economic crisis, Japan has expressed its intention to expeditiously implement grant and technical assistance amounting to US$2 billion in this difficult period of crisis, and to actively mobilise the reaffirmed-pledge of ODA loans up to US$4 billion.
    The TICAD Ministerial Follow-Up Meeting will also provide the opportunity to send a strong message on African development to the G8 Summit, G20 Summit, the MDGs UN Summit, COP 10, and COP 16 to be held in the near future.

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