New York, 10 May 2021 - Co-organizers of the Tokyo International Conference on Africa’s Development (TICAD) on Monday 10 May 2021 called on stakeholders to contribute to a new website that will monitor progress and implementation of the Yokohama Plan of Action.

As part of the outcomes of the TICAD 7 Summit held in Yokohama, Japan, in August 2019, the strategic action-plan spells out specific actions to be implemented to promote three focus areas highlighted in the Yokohama Declaration.

Accelerating economic transformation and improving the business environment through innovation and private sector engagement; deepening sustainable and resilient societies; and strengthening peace and stability have been identified in the Declaration as core areas in need of greater attention to advance development across Africa.

TICAD Co-organizers, led by the government of Japan in partnership with the African Union Commission, the UN Office of the Special Adviser on Africa, the World Bank and the UN Development Programme, encourage all stakeholders to register and provide inputs into the ‘TICAD Monitor’ website (www.ticad-monitor.org) from 10 May until 30 June  2021.

The voluntary exercise would enable the TICAD technical joint monitoring committee to effectively track progress of implementation and report on achievements made in line with the objectives of TICAD 7.  Importantly, this is a critical milestone toward the establishment of a functional TICAD monitoring and reporting mechanism.

The 2019 Yokohama Summit, which showcased several successful partnerships, saw around 10,000 representatives from African Union Member States, regional and international organizations, the private sector from Africa and Japan, parliamentarians, civil society organizations and development partners from around the world. The discussions centered on the theme of “Advancing Africa’s Development through People, Technology and Innovation”.

TICAD is a platform for discussing important issues related to Africa’s development, and a process that allows all TICAD partners to come together for the further development of the continent. The 8th Tokyo International Conference on African Development will be hosted by the Republic of Tunisia in 2022. This will be the second TICAD Summit-level meeting to take place in Africa since Kenya hosted TICAD 6 in Nairobi in August 2016.

 

For further information, please contact:

Eve Sabbagh, Strategic Communications Specialist, eve.sabbagh@undp.org

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