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【Lecture Series】Keys to Economic Growth in Africa: Global Health

【Lecture Series】Keys to Economic Growth in Africa: Global Health
【Lecture Series】 Keys to Economic Growth in Africa: Global Health

In June 2013, the 5th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V) will be held in Yokohama. At the time of the first conference in 1993, Africa was considered primarily in terms of its need for aid and assistance, but in recent years, with several countries across the continent achieving economic growth rates in excess of 10%, it has increased in importance as a potential new market. At the same time, however, many people there remain unable to enjoy aspects of life that are taken for granted here in Japan, including access to basic needs such as food, water, and medical care, and freedom from many fundamental risks to health.
In this series of lectures, we will focus on the field of health-related business at the core of Japan’s growth strategy, and welcome speakers with involvement in efforts by Japanese companies to improve health in Africa (clean water, nutrition, and healthcare) and insight into achieving sustainable growth, thus able to introduce many ideas for creative approaches ranging from social business to CSR.
We look forward to the participation of those interested in business in Africa, the healthcare industry, and potential partnerships with government and international organizations.

■5th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V) Partner Project
【Lecture Series】Keys to Economic Growth in Africa: Global Health

【1st Session】
    Date & Time: Tuesday, January 29, 2013  19:00~21:00  
    Venue: Tokyo 21c Club
(The Shin-Marunouchi Bldg. 10th floor, 1-5-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku,, Tokyo)

    Theme: Health in Africa ~ Investment and the Development of New Markets
・Kiyoshi Kurokawa    Chairman, Health and Global Policy Institute
Academic Fellow, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
・Shigeomi Sato    CEO, Africa Business Partners
・Moderator: Ken Shibusawa     President & CEO, Japan Center for International Exchange / Chairman, Commons Asset Management

※Once final details of other sessions are confirmed, they will be posted here.

    Registration:  Online application
    Deadline: Noon Mon, Jan 28
    Participants:  Anyone with an interest in issues relating to business and healthcare in Africa is welcome, including those from small and medium-size businesses and start-ups, the media, public sector, and NGOs, as well as interested students. (Capacity: 70 participants)
    Entry (refreshments & materials included):  Standard: 2,500 yen/session
Students: 1,000 yen/session

    Language: Japanese (Simultaneous interpretation won’t be provided.)

Co-Hosts:     Health and Global Policy Institute
Japan Center for International Exchange
Entrepreneur Group for Growing Japan (EGG JAPAN. Administered by Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd.)
Project Collaboration:  Africa Business Partners

Registration: HGPI E-mail: Tel: 03-5511-8521
Other matters:Japan Center for International Exchange  Tel: 03-3446-7781

Exhibition date:2013-01-29

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