Invitation to the event JICA×UNDP×KIC "AFRI CONVERSE"

JICA, UNDP, KIC are pleased to announce that on Wednesday, August 23, we will jointly host an interactive event, “AFRI CONVERSE,” featuring a panel of experts and field-level representatives on development issues in Africa. The event will be held on Wednesday, August 23, 2023.

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Under the theme of “Investing in Africa’s Youth Capital: Fostering a New Generation of Leaders and Professionals,” this year’s event will introduce initiatives related to human resource development in Africa and discuss future prospects.
This advocacy series has been held 14 times so far as a follow-up project to the TICAD. This year’s session will be held at the Sonic Hall in the Kobe Denshi vocational school in collaboration with KIC, marking the first time it will be held outside of Tokyo.
From KIC, Vice President Prof. Naito will be moderating the session, and Ms. Delphine Mukahirwa, a second-year student of the Innovator Course, will participate as a panelist.
Reservations can be made by reading QR code on the attached flyer and the link below.
 Ahunna Eziakonwa, ASG/Regional Bureau Director for Africa, UNDP
 Toshiyuki Nakamura, Special Advisor to the President of JICA (online)
 Izuru Kimura, Director General, Kansai Center, JICA
 Chihiro Hosokawa, Manager at Pasona Group, Head of Awaji Youth Federation
 Kudakwashe Chingono, Coordination Analyst, UNDP AfYWL Programme (online)
 Delphine Mukahirwa, ABE Initiative Participant studying at Kobe Institute of Computing
Tomoyuki Naito, Vice President and Professor, Graduate School of Information Technology, Kobe Institute of Computing
AFRI CONVERSE 2023 #3 Investment in Africa’s Youth Capital: Fostering a New Generation of Leaders and Professionals
Date:   Wednesday 23rd August 2023, 16:00-19:00pm (JPN)
16:00~16:03 Opening, Introduction
16:03~16:17 Keynote Presentation
16:17~17:50 Panel Discussion
17:50~18:00   Closing
18:00〜19:00   Networking Session (In-person participants only)
In-person participation at the Sonic Hall, Kobe Institute of Computing (KIC)
Online: ZOOM
– Participation: Free
-Language: English/French/Japanese (Simultaneous interpretation service available)
-Co-organizer:JICA, UNDP, KIC
Registration: Required from the website below.
In-person: the Sonic Hall, Kobe Institute of Computing (KIC)