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The Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD-VI)

27 - 28 August 2016

Nairobi, Kenya

The Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD-VI) will be held from 27 to 28 August 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya. The Office of the Special Advider on Africa (OSAA) is currently working closely with all the other TICAD co-organizers and the Government of Kenya towards a successful organization of the momentous TICAD-VI Summit. TICAD-VI will be a milestone of the TICAD process, since it will be the first-ever TICAD Summit to be held in the African continent in its over 20 years of history.

Holding TICAD-VI in Africa clearly demonstrates growing African ownership in the TICAD process and has been attracting much attention from African states and all TICAD partners, such as the international organizations, including the United Nations System and regional organizations, such as the African Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and the New Economic Partnership for Africa’s Development Planning and Coordinating Agency (NEPAD Agency), as well as civil society and the private sector. The highest-level representations from African states and TICAD partners are expected at TICAD-VI.

TICAD-VI will also take place at an opportune moment, as the year 2016 is the first year of the implementations of the global and regional development agendas, namely the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Agenda 2063 and its First Ten-Year Implementation Plan. Being fully in line with these development agendas, TICAD-VI plan to discuss some thematic issues that Africa has been facing since the last TICAD-V in Yokohama, Japan in 2013, which include:

  • industrialization,
  • health, and
  • social stability, among other things.

Furthermore, taking into consideration of the growing role that the private sector plays in promoting socioeconomic development TICAD-VI plans to feature the private sector from Africa and Japan.


The Tokyo International Conference of African Development (TICAD) was launched in 1993 by the Government of Japan, to promote Africa’s development, peace and security, through the strengthening of relations in multilateral cooperation and partnership, particularly with the country.

Coming at a time when aid fatigue had become apparent, the launch of TICAD was catalytic for refocusing international attention on Africa’s development needs. In the course of the past 20 years, TICAD has evolved into a major global and open and multilateral forum for mobilizing and sustaining international support for Africa’s development under the principles of African "ownership" and international "partnership.

Further resources

TICAD VI website



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