What is TICAD?
TICAD stands for Tokyo International Conference on African Development. The Government of Japan has been leading this conference since 1993, co-hosted by United Nations, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Bank and African Union Commission (AUC).
TICAD7 was held on 28th - 30th August, 2019 at Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama city, Japan, with more than 10,000 participants, including 42 African leaders from 53 African countries, 52 development partner countries, 108 heads of international and regional organizations, and representatives of civil society and the private sector. Prime Minister Abe co-chaired with President El-Sisi of Egypt (AU Chair). Promotion of business was the main focus of TICAD7.
TICAD8 will be held in 2022 hosted by the Republic of Tunisia.