TICAD7 Official Side Event “Fostering Africa Japan university partnerships in science, technology, and innovation”

August 28, 2019

The Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7)

The session discusses how university partnership can increase the quality of teaching, research and innovation in higher education to tackle socio-economic challenges in Africa including those related to SDGs. The World Bank financed Africa regional higher education projects, concrete partnership examples, and future partnership opportunities will be introduced.



Oussouby Sacko
President of Kyoto Seika University

Opening Remarks

Ministry of Finance, Japan

Africa’s Challenges and Opportunities

Hafez Ghanem
Vice President, Africa Region, The World Bank

Introduction of PASET

Eugene Mutimura
Minister of Education, Rwanda

University Partnership Models using the World Bank financed Projects

Sajitha Bashir
Advisor, Education Global Practice, World Bank

Discussion on African-Japanese University Partnerships


Mike Hughes
Advisor, Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, Rwanda

Sajitha Bashir
Advisor, Education Global Practice, World Bank

Japanese university (TBD)

Gerald Misinzo
Associate Professor and Leader at SACIDS Africa Centre of Excellence for Infectious Diseases, SACIDS Foundation for One Health at Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania


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