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Second Japan-Africa Public-Private Economic Forum to Be Held

October 22, 2021

From December 7 to 9, 2021, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) will hold the Second Japan-Africa Public-Private Economic Forum in Nairobi (Kenya) jointly with the Government of Kenya and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO).

1. Background

The Japan-Africa Public-Private Economic Forum aims to promote cooperation by private companies in Japan and Africa and Japanese companies' business activities in Africa, in the fields of trade, investment, infrastructure, and energy. It is held once every three years, with the participation of people from the highest levels of the public and private sectors in both Japan and Africa.

The then Prime Minister Abe announced the forum at the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) in 2016, and the first conference was held in South Africa in 2018.

2. Outline of the event

The METI, the Government of Kenya, and JETRO will hold the Second Japan-Africa Public-Private Economic Forum as a business forum that will bring together people from the highest levels of the public and private sectors in Japan and Africa to discuss how all these sectors can work together to achieve concrete business outcomes. It will be the first forum of its kind to be held during the COVID-19 pandemic.

3. Schedule and format

Schedule:

December 7 (Tue.) - 9 (Thu.), 2021

How to participate:

Online live streaming is planned for general participants.

The registration site for participation is scheduled to open in early November. Please see the JETRO and METI websites.

Division in Charge

Africa Office, Trade Policy Bureau