Tokyo International Conference on African Development

Aug 27, 2016

The Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) brings together African leaders and a wide range of stakeholders to promote international partnership to support African development priorities.

Since 1993, TICAD has played a critical role in raising global awareness of African development needs and providing strategic leadership on development assistance to Africa. For example, the 1998 Tokyo Agenda for Action proposed concrete human  development targets and made important contributions to the formulation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Reflecting the growing engagement of a broad base of stakeholders, TICAD grew from a forum for dialogue into a platform  for action, facilitating a wide spectrum of programmes to accelerate economic growth, human security and progress toward the MDGs across Africa.

TICAD V adopted the Yokohama Declaration, which is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the African Agenda 2063. It provides a critical linkage between African and global development agendas.

Attracting an increasing number of stakeholders, including the private sector, TICAD VI is expected to further catalyse international partnerships to accelerate African development.

Our work with Japan

youth in Niger
UNDP in Niger
In Niger, training young people for a better future

In northern Niger, close to the border with Mali, unemployment is high and affects mainly young people, who have few opportunities to advance themselves. Without formal more 

women in South Sudan
UNDP in South Sudan
Paralegals bring justice to women in South Sudan

In a young country like South Sudan, most disputes are still resolved through traditional, customary structures and institutions. Alice Adye witnessed how breakdowns within state institutions, more 

UNDP in Guinea


UNDP in Central African Republic
The Central African Republic heads to the ballot box to achieve sustainable peace

The day of reckoning arrived with more than two million citizens from the Central African Republic going en masse to cast their votes on Wednesday, December more 

View More Stories

Related news

UNDP Around the world