The Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) Summit is scheduled for Aug. 27 and Aug. 28 in Nairobi, Kenya.
TICAD is an event co-hosted by Japan, the United Nations Office of the Special Advisor on Africa and the United Nations Development Programme, with the goal of fostering discussions on high-level policy between African leaders and their development partners.
This is the sixth TICAD summit and will mark the first time the event is held in Africa. The dates and location were announced by Uhuru Kenyatta, president of the Republic of Kenya, Saturday at the African Union (AU) Headquarters during the 26th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads and State and Government of the AU in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
During the announcement, Kenyatta said the summit is working toward the African Union Agenda 2063 by focusing on African ownership. The main focus of the summit will be on providing jobs for those in Africa, particularly younger people, Kenyatta said.
The event is expected to bring in more than 6,000 participants from Africa and Japan.