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Theme & Details

GDF Zoom Webinar

gTICAD 8 and Beyond: Japanfs Approach to African Development
in an Evolving Global Environment"

Date and time:  13th July 17:00-18:30 (JST: GMT+9 / UTC+2)
Programme & Profile of panelists  >>> here

  Opening and introduction: Prof. Izumi Ohno (GRIPS)
     Ms. Céline Pajon (Head of Japan research, the Center of Asian Studies, IFRI)
     Mr. Ryuichi Kato (Vice President of JICA)   >>> Presentation1
     Mr. Yusuke Takahashi (Country Director, KOKO Plus Foundation/ Ajinomoto Foundation)  >>> Presentation2
  Q&A discussion Moderator: Ms. Sayoko Uesu (GRIPS)
  Wrap-up comments and closing:  Prof. Izumi Ohno (GRIPS)

Webinar Video  (GRIPS Youtube)

Céline's article
 "Japan steps up its Africa engagement"
in East Asia Forum, 18th May 2022


Theme & Details

GDF Zoom Webinar

Japanese Strategic and Economic Partnerships with Africa in a Turbulent Era:
Achievements, Challenges, and Way Forward

Date: 13th April 17:00-18:30
Program >>> here
Webinar Video
(GRIPS Youtube)
   Video 1
   -Introduction by Ms. Sayoko Uesu. GRIPS
   -Presentation by Ms.
Céline Pajon, IFRI >>> slide
  Video 2
   -Comments and Q&A by Dr. Katsumi Hirano, IDE-JETRO and Prof. Ohno Izumi, GRIPS
   -Concluding remarks by Mr. Mohamed Elloumi, Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary of the  Republic of Tunisia to Japan

Full report
   French "La diplomatie économique du Japon en Afrique: un bilan de l'ère Abe, entre priorités stratégiques et réalités de terrain"
   English (IFRI website) "Japan's Economic Diplomacy in Africa Between Strategic Priorities and Local Realities"


Theme & Details

GDF - Brenthurst Joint Webinar


What Africa Needs to Learn from Asia's Experience

With Participation of Former Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia

Date: 20th November  16:00-17:30

Program >>> here (revised on 16 Nov.)

  Webinar Video
(GRIPS Youtube)
     Opening Remarks by Prof. Izumi Ohno, GRIPS
     Presentation1 by Dr. Greg Mills, Director, the Brenthurst Foundation, South Africa
     Presentation2 by Mr. Hailemariam Desalegn, Former Prime Minister of Ethiopia
     Comments by Prof. Kenichi Ohno, GRIPS

     Brenthurst Foundation: https://www.thebrenthurstfoundation.org/
     A 30-minute movie introducing this book is available>>> here

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