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SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION
FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

Priorities, Pathways and Partnerships for Japan and Africa

Monday, 26 May 2008

11h00-17h40

Pacifico Yokohama Conference Centre Harbor Lounge

This Pre-TICAD Public Forum convened by the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) with the City of Yokohama and the Yokohama City University aims to:

  • highlight the role of S&T as essential tools for Africa’s development;
  • assess Japanese S&T contributions to the African continent; and
  • identify future areas for Japan-Africa partnerships to advance development, improve the quality of life, and find innovative policy, educational and technological solutions to environmental challenges facing the region.

The outcomes of this Forum will be presented to TICAD IV on Thursday, 29 May 2008 in a High-Level Panel on Science and Technology for Africa’s Sustainable Development.

Programme*

Registration from 10:30

11:00 Opening

Prof. A. H. Zakri Director, United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies

Mr. Hiroshi Nakada,
Mayor of Yokohama

11:30 Morning Panel: Scene Setting
Chair: Dr. W. Bradnee Chambers, Senior Programme Officer, UNU-IAS

Key Note Science and Innovation in Africa's Development
Prof. Calestous Juma
Co-Chair of the African Union's High-Level Panel on Modern Biotechnolog
Director, Science Technology & Innovation, Harvard Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Dr. Masa Iwanaga The Future of Agriculture
Director General, National Institute of Crop Science, NARO, Tsukuba, Japan

Dr. Kiichiro Fukasaku Promoting Commercial Agriculture in Africa
Counsellor and Head of Regional Desks, OECD Development Centre

Q&A

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Business Roundtable: Japanese S&T "Market Place" for Africa's Sustainable Development
Moderator: Dr. Claudia ten Have Associate Fellow, UNU-IAS

Mr. Atsushi Yoshida Analyst, Japan Institute for Overseas Investment

Mr. Takuro Wakabayashi
General Partner, Advanced Science and Technology Enterprise Corporation

Mr. Shinichiro Shiraki
Executive Director, Asuka Asset Management

Dr. Shigeto Hayafuji
President, CDM Consulting

Comment: Dr. Utiang Peter Ugbe
Postdoctoral Fellow, UNU-IAS

Q&A

15:30 Tea Break

15:45 Afternoon Panel: Priorities, Pathways and Partnerships for Japan and Africa
Chair: Dr. Claudia ten Have Associate Fellow, UNU-IAS

Mr. Cecil B. Masoka Skills Development Exchange: Japan-South Africa Experiences
Minister Counsellor at the Embassy of the Republic of South Africa in Japan

Dr. Emile Rwamasirabo Linking Knowledge and Action
Ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda to Japan

Prof. Atsushi Komamine Collaboration in Agriculture between Japan and Africa
Director, Kihara Institute for Biological Research, Yokohama City University

Q&A

17:00 Closing Key Note Innovation Priorities for Japan and Africa
Prof. Kiyoshi Kurokawa
Science Advisor to the Cabinet of Japan
Professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
Former President of the Science Council of Japan

17:40 Closing

* This Public Forum will be in English only

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Organisers

United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies www.ias.unu.edu
City of Yokohama www.city.yokohama.jp
Yokohama City University www.yokohama-cu.ac.jp

Contact

Dr. Claudia ten Have, tenhave@ias.unu.edu
Ms. Kayoko Nakayama, nakayama@ias.unu.edu

www.ias.unu.edu/ticad


* This is a preview programme and as such may be subject to change.


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