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For a Brighter Future

Africa’s Aims

PART1 Aired: October 10, 2019
PART2 Aired: October 17, 2019


Since 1993, the Japanese government has helped support development in Africa by working with the United Nations, the World Bank, and other organizations to present the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) six times. This year, the seventh TICAD conference was held from August 28 to 30 in Yokohama.
The TICAD7 program featured a panel discussion entitled Global Governance in Africa and Japan, which was presented by the Japanese international aid organization JICA.
Up to now, the international community has largely been based on multilateralism and liberalism. However, in recent years, unilateralism and protectionism have made the world significantly more unstable. Africa has achieved remarkable growth in the 21st century. Moving forward, what role should it play in the international community? In addition, what role should Japan play in supporting Africa’s development.

On Air: October 10, 2019 (UTC)
Part 1
With a population of 1.3 billion, Africa is being called the “last new major market” as it tries to attract private investment from around the world. Part 1 of this program discusses how Africa can increase private investment. And, how to view the relationship between China and Africa, given China’s active investment in Africa.

On Air: October 17, 2019 (UTC)
Part 2
What is crucial to Africa’s growth is how to get its 420 million young people to actively participate in the economy. Part 2 of this program discusses what Africa and the rest of the world can do to get youth to participate. And, what Africa should do to achieve the democratic governance that the international community is seeking.


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