Lecture Series on Keys to Economic Growth in Africa: Global Health

In June 2013, the 5th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V) will be held in Yokohama. At the time of the first conference in 1993, Africa was considered primarily in terms of its need for aid and assistance, but in recent years, with several countries across the continent achieving economic growth rates in excess of 10%, it has increased in importance as a potential new market. At the same time, however, many people there remain unable to enjoy aspects of life that are taken for granted here in Japan, including access to basic needs such as food, water, and medical care, and freedom from many fundamental risks to health.

In this series of lectures, we will focus on the field of health-related business at the core of Japan’s growth strategy, and welcome speakers with involvement in efforts by Japanese companies to improve health in Africa (clean water, nutrition, and healthcare) and insight into achieving sustainable growth, thus able to introduce many ideas for creative approaches ranging from social business to CSR.

We look forward to the participation of those interested in business in Africa, the healthcare industry, and potential partnerships with government and international organizations.



Tuesday, January 29, 2013 [19:00−21:00] Location:EGG Japan
Health in Africa: Investment and the Development of New
            Markets


   Kiyoshi Kurokawa

Chairman, Health and Global Policy Institute; Academic Fellow, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies





   Shigeomi Sato

CEO, Africa Business Partners





   Ken Shibusawa

President & CEO, Japan Center for International Exchange; Chairman, Commons Asset Management




Thursday, February 28, 2013 [19:00−21:00] Location:EGG Japan
Funding and Human Resources to Support Healthcare in Africa


   Ikuo Takizawa

Director, 1st Health Division, Human Development Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)





   Tetsuo Mizuno

Director, Malaria No More Japan; Former General Manager, Vector Control Division, Sumitomo Chemical





   Ken Shibusawa

President & CEO, Japan Center for International Exchange; Chairman, Commons Asset Management





March 21, 2013  Location:EGG Japan
A Mid- to Long-Term Strategic Perspective: Efforts through the Water Business


   Kanetoshi Oda

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nippon Poly-Glu Co., Ltd.






   Mihoko Tozuka

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.





   Ken Shibusawa

President & CEO, Japan Center for International Exchange; Chairman, Commons Asset Management




April 30, 2013  Location: EGG Japan
Africa & Japan: Seeing the On-site Potential


   Kazuo Korenaga

Senior Advisor and former Senior Vice President, CRO for Africa, Mitsubishi Corporation; Senior Executive Director, Japan-Korea Economic Association





   Kumiko Makino

African Studies Group, Area Studies Center, Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO)





   Ken Shibusawa

President & CEO, Japan Center for International Exchange; Chairman, Commons Asset Management




May 14, 2013 Location: EGG Japan
Investing in Africa and Cross-Border Partnerships: Measures to Improve Nutrition


   Yasuhiko Toride

Director of Nutrition Improvement Projects and Associate General Manager, R&D Planning Department, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.






   Toru Rikimaru

Senior Advisor, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)





   Ken Shibusawa

President & CEO, Japan Center for International Exchange; Chairman, Commons Asset Management




※A second lecture series is planned for the latter half of 2013, focusing on building partnerships aimed at business creation.


Registration:

For registration details in Japanese, please click here.


Co-Organizers:

Health and Global Policy Institute(HGPI)

Since establishment in 2004 as an independent think tank unrestricted by the influence or interests of any organization or political party, HGPI has generated policy options, provided forums for discussion of new policies, and mobilized an unprecedentedly broad range of stakeholders in working to realize a truly citizen-centered health policy. Based on respect for different values and the concept of individual responsibility as citizens of the global community, HGPI aims to be a driving force in promoting change to realize a more sustainable and prosperous society by providing new ideas and values from a global perspective.

Japan Center for International Exchange(JCIE)

          

Founded in 1970 as a private, independent organization, with the aim of promoting Japan’s engagement in the international community by establishing dialogue and cooperation on global issues, strengthening civil society, and encouraging thoughtful analysis of international affairs, including social, political, and economic issues. Based in Tokyo and New York, JCIE operates a wide variety of programs from a nonprofit, nongovernmental perspective, including international exchanges, policy dialogue and joint policy research, and promotion of civil society contributions and support for NPO/NGOs.

Entrepreneur Group for Growing Japan (EGG Japan)

[administered by Mitsubishi Estate]

A platform for creating new businesses, including business support, a business club (Tokyo 21c Club) and office space, located in Marunouchi, Tokyo, one of the world's premier business districts where about 4,000 businesses have their offices, employing over 230,000 people.


Contact

Registration: Health and Global Policy Institute (Tel: 03-5511-8521)
Other matters: Japan Center for International Exchange (Tel: 03-3446-7781)

photo credit: © the Global Fund/ John Rae