《TICAD 7 in Yokohama》“TICAD Town Meeting” held at Yokohama International Forum 2019

The two-day Yokohama International Forum, held on February 2 and 3 at the JICA Yokohama International Center, featured nearly 50 seminars, presentations, and workshops.
Representatives of the City of Yokohama attended the “TICAD* Town Meeting” on February 2, and Mr. Nagura, the Executive Director for TICAD at the International Affairs Bureau, gave a presentation on Yokohama’s initiatives related to the upcoming TICAD 7 (Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development) in August.
Organized by the Japan Citizen’s Network for TICAD (Afri-Can), this seminar invited participants to ask about anything regarding TICAD. In addition to Yokohama, the Ambassador of Cameroon to Japan, H.E. Dr. Pierre Ndzengue, and the Ambassador for TICAD from the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Masahiko Kiya, also spoke at the event.
Questions from participants ranged from volunteer opportunities at TICAD events to Africa’s anticipated business prospects, and revealed a high level of interest in Africa among Yokohama’s citizens.