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On September 29, 2003, Dr. Uschi Eid delivered a public speech at the United Nations University on the challenges for German and Japanese development policies in Africa. Within a broad framework of five key challenges to African development, Dr. Eid reviewed NEPAD’s answer to these challenges and articulates possibilities for future Japanese-German cooperation in Africa.
NEPAD, TICAD and MDGs: Challenges for German and Japanese Development Policies
Address by Dr. Uschi Eid At United Nations University, Tokyo, 2003.09.29
On October 1, 2003, the participants of the TICAD III issued the TICAD Tenth Anniversary Declaration. The Declaration served both to overview of past achievements and to define future challenges. Salient themes in this Declaration include: ownership and partnership, peace and good governance and human security, among others.
A comprehensive overview of the TICAD events, policy directions and development agenda are elaborated in this Summary by the Chair of the Third Tokyo International Conference on African Development.
In the lead up to TICAD III a number of African, Asian and Japanese civil society organizations came together to sign the TICAD Civil Society Forum Declaration, establishing a venue for consolidated policy inputs and public involvement in the TICAD process.
The Second Tokyo International Conference on African Development was held on October 19-20, 1998. A product of a research collaboration between the United Nations University and the African Economic Research Consortium, the policy brief, Strengthening Africa’s Participation in the Global Economy, is aimed at assisting African governments and stakeholders in the development process to more accurately assess obstacles and opportunities on the road to sustainable African participation in the global economy.
TICAD II Policy Brief
Strengthening Africa's Participation in the Global Economy
The Tokyo Agenda for Action was adopted in 1998 by participating parties of the Second Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) as a reaffirmation of the principles of partnership, African ownership and sustainable market-driven economic activity initially set forth in TICAD I.
The 1993 Tokyo Declaration seeks to promote a more ‘dynamic’ international cooperation between Africa and its development partners, steeped in the spirit of self-reliance in an age of new economic and social prosperity. The Declaration was signed at the First Tokyo International Conference on African Development, host to over 1000 participants from 48 African countries, 13 donor countries, and a myriad of other groups.
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