“The Political Economy of the TICAD Process: Bureaucratic Interests and the Immobility of the Japanese Private Sector”
Dr. Kweku Ampiah (Visiting Professor, African Studies Center-TUFS / Associate Professor, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Leeds, UK)
- Date and Time:
December 17th 2021（Friday）
- Online (Zoom)
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By confirming that the TICAD has been largely reinvented since 2008 the presentation will examine the Public Private Partnership (PPP) content of the process through an assessment of various proposals made by the Kezai Doyukai to attract more Japanese private sector involvement in the economic development of Africa. In particular, the discussion will draw on the Doyukai’s recommendations of August 2021 towards the forth-coming TICAD VIII in Tunisia in 2022. The lecture raises questions about the commitment of the Japanese government to the economic development of the African countries and interrogates the role of the African governments in the TICAD initiative.
THE CENTER FOR AFRICAN AREA STUDIES
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