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International Symposium 2013 Investments in Health: The key to Economic Development in Africa

International Symposium 2013  Investments in Health: The key to Economic Development in Africa

With interest in African markets growing, the challenge of sustaining healthy workforces and consumer markets is becoming more and more critical to businesses around the world. What can corporations do to promote health in Africa? What is the impact of a healthier population, and how can it be leveraged for increased economic growth?

This symposium will look at health as one key to achieving sustainable development in Africa by inviting business leaders from Africa and Japan and representatives of several international organizations to talk about their own experience with public-private partnerships for health and offered some suggestions for how corporations of all industries and all sizes can approach health in Africa.

Date & Time 

Friday, May 31, 2013    15:00  – 18:00  (18:00 – 19:30 Networking Reception)

Venue  Hotel Okura Tokyo, Maple Room 2F, South Wing  (Address: 2-10-4 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo )

Co-organized by 

Health and Global Policy Institute

Japan Center for International Exchange

 Friends of the Global Fund, Japan 

In collaboration with

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Friends of the Global Fund Africa

International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

Africa Business Partners
Commons Asset Management
EGG Japan

Supported by

          Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

15:00–15:05    Opening Remarks
-Kiyoshi Kurokawa, Chairman, Health and Global Policy Institute; Academic Fellow, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

15:05–16:20    Session 1: Leveraging Corporate Core Competencies for Health
-Richard Kasesela, Senior East Africa Representative, Friends of the Global Fund, Africa; Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS (ABCT), Tanzania [MODERATOR]

Supply Chain Management: Coca-Cola Partnership with the Global Fund
-Christoph Benn, Director, External Relations, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Private Sector Investment in Health: African Health Fund
-Shakir Merali, Partner, Abraaj Group, Nairobi

Promoting Healthy Lifestyles in the Community
-Ivy Apea Owusu, CEO, Cirrus Oil, Ghana

16:20–17:35    Session 2: Public-Private Partnerships for Development and Delivery of Health Technologies
-Hiromi Murakami, Assistant Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies [MODERATOR]

Improving Nutrition in Africa
-Birgit Poniatowski, Manager, Investment & Partnerships, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition
-Hideyuki Sajimoto, Business Director, Human Nutrition & Health, DSM Nutrition Japan K.K.

Harnessing Japanese Science and Drug R&D for Innovative Global Health Solutions
-Margaret McGlynn, President and CEO, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative
-Mamoru Hasegawa, President and CEO, DNAVEC Corporation
-Shiro Konuma, Director, Global Health Policy Division, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; member of the Board, Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund)

17:35–18:00    Wrap Up Session
-Ken Shibusawa, President and CEO, Japan Center for International Exchange; Chairman, Commons Asset Management
-Richard Kasesela
-Hiromi Murakami
18:00–19:30    Reception

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Exhibition date:2013-05-31

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