Japan-Africa relations during a high-level TICAD8 debrief alongside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Japan-Africa relations during a high-level TICAD8 debrief alongside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). To examine ways to improve economic ties between Japan and Africa, the Business Conference was convened, as it sort to bridge every gaps between these ties. About 100 businesspeople from Japan and Africa attended, together with representatives of development finance institutions and economy ministries.
With a solid aim to support businesses in Africa, highlighting the importance of support for startups, green investment, and investment to foster human resources, the Japanese government deemed it very necessary to assemble great minds of the Industry, and those who have aligned their human and capital resources to this given drive. Emphasizing the intentions of the Japanese government to assist enterprises in Africa, Mr. Kishida Fumio, the Prime Minister of Japan told the house that the Japanese government will engage with the commercial and governmental sectors to promote entrepreneurs’ efforts to launch or grow their enterprises in Africa. Similarly, Mr. Fumio assured the audience of his government’s plan to offer 5,000 people educational and training opportunities with a focus on practical skills; while 300,000 workers will also receive training in a variety of fields, including the aforementioned industrial human resources, all for the next three years.
Double Feather Partners as a forerunner to the very plans of the government of Japan was duly represented and was well synchronized into the agenda of the forum. Africa has always been at the very heart of DFP as an organization as her resources and human capital development have constantly been channeled towards maintaining the Continent’s standard via transformative initiatives. To collectively address basic issues in Africa with maximum socioeconomic impact, and connect resources and stakeholders globally, DFP has not spared any opportunity to influence and impact the African ecosystem positively and indelibly. These efforts have also not gone unnoticed.
The forum also played host to other dignitaries who have constantly shown interest in the partnership growth of Japan and Africa. They include Japan’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Hayashi; the President of the Republic of Tunisia, H. E. Mr. Saied; the President of the Republic of Senegal, H.E. Mr. Sall; and Japan’s State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Mr. Nakatani.
The ceremony also featured the signing of more than 90 memorandums of understanding (MOUs) between 29 Japanese companies and 4 organizations and with partners from African countries and others, as witnessed by all and sundry present.