Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in collaboration with Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK World) will host a public seminar themed ‘The Key to Development in Africa: Towards Sustainable, Independent Growth’.
The seminar is one of the three side events related to the 6th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) to be held on August 27 – 28, 2016 and will be aired globally on Global Agenda on NHK World, August 13, 2016. Global Agenda is a panel discussion show that brings together opinion leaders to discuss major issues facing the world today.
The 90 minutes-seminar will focus on Africa and its challenges towards sustainable and independent growth. The panelists will confer on what is needed to realise sustainable development in Africa and the importance of economic growth and infrastructure development.
This comes at a time when for the past decade, Africa has experienced rapid economic growth and poverty reduction while the disparity between the rich and poor has continued to widen. It is evident that there is dire need to cultivate a human resource base capable of solving the challenges facing the continent.
The panel comprising of experts from Africa, Japan and the United States of America will delve into what African nations should do in order to bridge the gap between the poor and the rich and create a stable base for development.
The other TICAD VI side events to be held at the University include a Higher Education Conference hosted by JKUAT and JICA, July 22, 2016 which brings together High Education officials from Kenya and Japan to discuss how to improve their international standing and education systems; and Africa and Japan Student Seminar hosted by JKUAT and Association of African Economy and Development (AFRECO), August 26, 2016 to exchange the best practices and experiences in the two countries.