TICAD VI – Showcase

The Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) was held at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) between August 27-28 2016. Started in 1993 as a pioneering multilateral forum for international cooperation on African development, the decision to host TICAD on African soil for the first time marked a new stage of the process, underlining African ownership and the benefits to be derived from international cooperation and mutual partnership.

TICAD is anchored in the conviction that Africa's socio-economic transformation is central to global stability and prosperity. It attaches highest priority to delivering concrete results in support of an African development agenda that is people-centered - recognizing that the people of the African continent are its most precious resource.

The Summit was a huge success, bringing together 32 Heads of State and Government from Africa, the Prime Minister of Japan, co-organisers and over 18,000 accredited participants. It also attracted over 300 top business executives, over 1,700 business representatives from Japan (out of a total of 4000 registered participants) and more than 2,000 participants from Africa. About 74 side events were also held pre and during TICAD VI all aligned to the main theme.

Over the course of the summit, africapractice and CNBC Africa interviewed several of Japan's most prominent business leaders to understand their business ambitions and expectations for doing business in Africa.

This site captures some of the interviews that took place, and helps to provide an overview of the success of TICAD VI from a business perspective.

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