Tokyo International Conference
on African Development
Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD)
The Tokyo International Conference of African Development (TICAD) was launched in 1993 by the Government of Japan, to promote Africa’s development, peace and security, through the strengthening of relations in multilateral cooperation and partnership.
The launch of TICAD was catalytic for refocusing international attention on Africa’s development needs. In the course of nearly 30 years, TICAD has evolved into a major global and open and multilateral forum for mobilizing and sustaining international support for Africa’s development under the principles of African "ownership" and international "partnership.”
As a founding co-organizer of TICAD, UNDP is committed to the success of TICAD. The TICAD process reflects UNDP’s foundational belief that sustainable development can only happen with the full participation of a range of partners, including governments, regional and international organization, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, and civil society.
2020 UNDP-Japan funded projects
The 2020 UNDP-Japan funded project was doubled since the successful holding of TICAD VII Yokohama summit in August 2019. In 2020, UNDP Africa began implementing 31 UNDP-Japan funded projects over USD 40 million in 18 countries (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central Africa, Congo Brazzaville, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, Mauritius, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan, Uganda, and Zambia). The projects cover the following thematic areas: Peace and Stability, Disaster Recovery and Resilience, Human Security and Nexus, Peacekeeping Operations support, Electoral Assistance, COVID-19 response, and ID digitalization.