TICAD VII Side Event: “A Workshop on Promoting Private Investment in Renewable Energy in Africa”.
The Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) is a summit-level conference on Africa’s development, initiated by Japan in 1983. The 7th edition of TICAD will be held this year from August 28th to August 30th in Yokohama, where African countries (including Heads of State) international organizations, development partners, private sector and civil society discuss various matters regarding African development. The event is co-organized by the Japan, the United Nations, World Bank, UNDP, and the African Union Commission. Multiple organizations are invited on this occasion to organize side events for the TICAD occasion.
The Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability at Kyoto University is announcing its TICAD 7 official side event, to be held in Yokohama this year. The TICAD side event, titled “A Workshop on Promoting Private Investment in Renewable Energy in Africa”, is a workshop in which discussions will focus on the renewable energy sector in Africa; addressing opportunities and barriers to investment, the role of the private sector in rural electrification, and policy proposals to accelerate universal access with renewable energy.
Speakers and participants expected at the event include members of government, UN institutions, academia, private sector, and civil society, to diversify perspectives and enable fruitful discussion. Short initial presentations will be followed by an inclusive panel discussion, in which audience members are welcomed to participate. The session is concluded with final remarks regarding effective policy for promoting private sector investment in renewable energy in Africa.
All those interested in the event are most welcome to participate. Registration for this TICAD 7 Official Side Event is now open. There is no registration fee.
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Specific details regarding the side event are provided below.
|Event Title||A Workshop on Promoting Private Investment in Renewable Energy in Africa|
|Date and time||August 27th, 2019; 10:30 am – 12:00 pm|
|Venue||Pacifico Yokohama, Annex Hall Room 201||ACCESS|
|Fee||Free of charge|
|To register||Follow the link below
|The speakers for this event will be (see flyer for more information on speakers)||
• Dr. Ayodele Odusola, Resident Representative for the United Nations Development Programme
• Dr. Jean-Claude Maswana, Professor, Ritsumeikan University
• A representative from Nippon Biodiesel Fuel
• Charles Boliko, PhD Student, Kyoto University
Moderator: Dr. Dimiter Savov Ialnazov, Professor, Kyoto University
|The program for the event will be as follows||
• Introduction, 10:30 am – 10:35 am
• Initial presentations, 10:35 am – 11:15 am
• Inclusive panel discussion, 11:15 am to 11:45 am
• Policy proposals (closing remarks), 11:45 am to 11:55 am
• Wrap-up, 11:55 am to 12:00 pm
|Language||English; no simultaneous interpretation; short summary in Japanese|
|Organizer||Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability, Kyoto University|
Charles Boliko, PhD Student, Kyoto University
boliko.mbuli.32w @ st.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Dr. Dimiter Savov Ialnazov, Professor, Kyoto University
ialnazov.dimitersavov.8w @ kyoto-u.ac.jp