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TICAD7 in Yokohama: UNDP presents business workshop on understanding Africa’s future through the SDGs

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), which is organizing the upcoming 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) alongside the Japanese Government and other organizations, presented a workshop in Yokohama, with support from the city, for firms interested in expanding their business in Africa and contributing towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on August 3.

Mr. Ayodele Odusora, Chief Economist at the UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa, New York, traveled to Japan to deliver the keynote speech at the workshop. Afterwards, representatives from Rexvirt Communications Inc., which operates an IT business in Rwanda, and IC Net Limited, a development consulting firm promoting establishment of Japanese retail businesses in Kenya, presented valuable information from their on-site experience.

Following the presentations, the 70 attending representatives from various firms split into multiple groups and conducted case studies into using the SDGs for analyzing current conditions to identify issues to be addressed, as well as how businesses might contribute to their solutions.