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TICAD VII Side-event: International Symposium on High Skilled Human Resources Development and Inter-university Collaboration for STI Promotion in Africa


As Agenda 2063 of the African Union (AU) and the report of the recommendations from the Science and Technology Advisor to the Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs towards TICAD VII point out, the necessity to promote science, technology and innovation (STI) and to strengthen higher education are strongly arising in Africa. While the competition among universities is getting harder than ever, we can see more cases of international collaborative efforts for human resources development and knowledge co-creation among universities across borders such as the Pan Africa University, which is initiated by AU as an inter-university collaboration for STI among African leading universities.



To share lessons learnt from efforts for human resources development and joint research, and discuss on how Africa needs STI for its development, and what roles universities in Africa and Japan should play in the coming years.


Key Questions
  • What are the experiences and lessons from bilateral and multilateral collaborative efforts for human resources development and research for STI promotion in Africa?
  • To achieve the Agenda 2063 and Kigali Initiative adopted by SDG Center for Africa, how can Africa use STI, and what are the roles of universities in Africa and Japan in the coming years?



・Ms. Noriko Suzuki, Senior Vice President, JICA
・Dr. Belay Begashaw, Director General, The Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (SDGC/A)
・Prof. Belay Kassa, Interim Deputy Rector, Pan African University
・Dr. Victoria Wambui Ngumi, Vice Chancellor, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT)
・Dr. Magdy Ibrahim Abdelhamed Elgohary, President, Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST)
・Prof. Akihiko Tanaka, President, GRIPS
・Prof. Atsushi Sunami, Executive Advisor to the President, GRIPS
・Prof. Koichiro Watanabe, Vice President, Kyushu University
・Prof. Ahmed Bawa, Chief Executive Officer, Universities South Africa (USAf)
・World Bank(TBC)

※Subject to change.  



* Please clearly write in the note column that you “saw GRIPS website” when you apply.

Date / Time August 27, 2019 16:00-18:00
Venue InterContinental Yokohama Grand「La Vela」
Fee Free (Pre-registration is required)
Language English, French, Japanese

7-22-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8677

TEL : +81-(0)3-6439-6000     
FAX : +81-(0)3-6439-6010


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