Official Development Assistance (ODA)

Organized By: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

July 30, 2008

Application is now closed.

  1. Prior to the High Level Conference on MDGs this September, the seminar will be held on Friday 29 August to present ideas on how Japan and UNDP contribute to and what needs to be done to achieve the MDGs in Africa. Achieving the MDGs in Africa was one of the important topics discussed at the G8 Toyako Summit and The Fourth Tokyo International Conference on African Development in Yokohama (TICAD IV), and the seminar will be part of the follow-up activities to those conferences.
  2. Ms. Misako Konno, UNDP Goodwill Ambassador, will be invited to report the outcome of her recent visit to Tanzania and present her perspective on achieving the MDGs in Africa. Following Ms. Konno's presentation, Mr. Shinsuke Sugiyama, Director-General for Global Issues of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will share the views and efforts of the Government of Japan towards the achievement of the MDGs. Then the floor will be opened to the public to exchange opinions focusing on Africa where the progress towards the MDGs are lagging behind.
  3. The outlines and the application of the seminar are as follows:

(1) Outline


Friday, 29 August 2008, 16:45-17:45


Elizabeth Rose Conference Hall, 5F United Nations University (Map other site)

Tentative Program

16:45  Opening Remarks: Mr. Shun-ichi Murata, Director, UNDP Tokyo Office
16:50  Presentation: Ms. Misako Konno, UNDP Goodwill Ambassador
17:10  Presentation: Mr. Shinsuke Sugiyama, Director General for Global Issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
17:20  Q & A
17:45  End of Session

(2) Application

Number of Applicants:

100 (Public Application, First-come-first-served basis)


Application is now closed.


Please fill out the necessary information in the application form and fax/email it to the following number/email address (Application Form WORD, PDF (48KB)):

Global Issues Cooperation Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Attn: Ms. ISHIGURO)
FAX: 03-5501-8452


Qualifications for applying and entrance fee are not required.


Global Issues Cooperation Division, International Cooperation Bureau,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Attn: Ms. IIDA)
TEL: 03-5501-8000(ext.4139)

(Note) The seminar is also publicized in the homepage of the UNDP Tokyo Office other site.

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