TICAD V: Tokyo International Conference on African Development, 1-3 June

30 May 2013

The Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) is celebrating its 20th anniversary. It is a privilege for UNDP to serve as a TICAD co-organizer in partnership with Japan, the Office of the Special Advisor on Africa, the World Bank, and the African Union Commission.

Over the years, UNDP has strengthened its partnership with Japan to accelerate sustainable human development in Africa. Our partnership has helped to consolidate peace, advance democratic governance and bolster human security across the continent. TICAD has also helped Africa to develop the capacity to cope with shocks, in close collaboration with Civil Society Organizations and the private sector.

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