Japan - SADC Infrastructure Investment Seminar in Tokyo (Overview)

March 14, 2012
Japanese

Japan - SADC Infrastructure Investment Seminar in Tokyo
Japan - SADC Infrastructure Investment Seminar in Tokyo
  1. On Wednesday, March 14, Japan - the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Infrastructure Investment Seminar was held in Tokyo. The overview of the seminar is as follows:

  2. H.E. Mr. Augusto da Silva Tomas, Minister of Transports of the Republic of Angola, the current chair of SADC, Deputy Executive Secretary (Regional Integration), of the SADC Secretariat, and senior level officials investment experts in SADC countries participated in the seminar. Mr. Toshiyuki Kato, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, delivered opening remarks as the host of the seminar. The seminar was also attended by government officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and such.

  3. Against the backdrop of growing interest in investment in African countries in recent years, a total of approximately 240 people attended the seminar, including many individuals directly related to Japanese enterprises.

  4. At the seminar, officials of the Japanese government gave an explanation of the international trends of infrastructure investment in recent years and the framework of financial modalities for infrastructure investment. Subsequently, the SADC side introduced the investment climate and specific infrastructure investment projects with a focus on energy, transportation, communication, and water in the SADC region. The SADC side also explained that infrastructure investment in the rapidly growing SADC region provides a great business opportunity for Japan. Following the explanation, and participants consisting mainly of those from Japanese enterprises the SADC side exchanged their views actively.
    A networking session is scheduled to be held on Thursday, March 15, between individual enterprises and each country of the SADC in order to further crystallize infrastructure investment from Japan.

 

Seminar Programme

【Session one: Official Opening and Overview】

10:00 Opening Remarks
Mr. Kato, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan

10:05  Key Statement
H.E. Mr. Augusto Da Silva TOMAS, Minister of Transport, Republic of Angola

10:10  The importance of infrastructure development through Public Private Partnerships (PPP)   Presentation [PDF]
Mr. Noke, Deputy Director-General, Director-General for Sub-Saharan African Affairs, MOFA

10:25 Overview on Enabling Environment, Challenges and Opportunities and SADC Regional Investment Facilitation  Presentation [PDF]
Mr. João Samuel CAHOLO, SADC Deputy Executive Secretary

10:40 METI’s Activities in Africa Presentation [PDF]
Mr. Totoki, Director of Middle East and Africa Division, METI 

10:50  UNIDO activities in the SADC region  Presentation 1 [PDF]Presentation 2 [PDF]
Ms. Nilguen Tas, Chief of Competitiveness, Upgrading and Partnership Unit, UNIDO and Mr. Mitat Kulur, Chief of Investment and Technology Unit, UNIDO

11:10 Questions and Answers
JBIC finance and Africa
(centered on SADC region)


【Session Two: Financial Modalities】

11:30 JBIC finance and Africa (centered on SADC region) Presentation [PDF] 
Mr. Naito, Managing Executive Officer, JBIC

11:45 JICA’s support to infrastructure development in SADC countries Presentation [PDF]
Mr. Kutsuna, JICA Expert to SADC Secretariat

12:00  Perspectives of DBSA on infrastructure investment in the SADC region Presentation [PDF]
Mr. Nchocho, Group Executive in Investment Banking, DBSA 

12:15 Questions and Answers


【Session Three: Water and Energy Investment Opportunities】

14:00 The SADC Power Development Strategy and Opportunities for Investment  Presentation [PDF]
Mr. Remmy MAKUMBE, SADC SECRETARIAT, DIRECTOR OF INFRASTRUCTURE & SERVICES SADC investment expert (Zambia)

14:40 Investment Opportunities within the SADC Strategic Water Infrastructure Investment Programme  Presentation 1 [PDF]Presentationi 2 [PDF]Presentation 3 [PDF]
Mr. Remmy MAKUMBE, SADC SECRETARIAT, DIRECTOR OF INFRASTRUCTURE & SERVICES SADC investment expert (Mozambique)

15:20 Questions and Answers

 

【Session Four: Transport and Communications Investment Opportunities】

15:50 Opportunities for Investment in the Transport Sector  Presentation 1 [PDF]Presentation 2 [PDF]
Mr. Remmy MAKUMBE, SADC SECRETARIAT, DIRECTOR OF INFRASTRUCTURE & SERVICES SADC investment expert (Tanzania)

16:30 Opportunities for Investment in the ICT Sector  Presentation 1 [PDF]Presentation 2 [PDF]
Mr. Remmy MAKUMBE, SADC SECRETARIAT, DIRECTOR OF INFRASTRUCTURE & SERVICES SADC investment expert (Malawi)

17:10 Questions and Answers

17:30 Closing Remarks by the SADC side
Chair/Dean of SADC Ambassadors in Japan

    • (* The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.)
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