ISA, Portail No1 d'Afrique, Portal No1 to Africa
Sorry, your browser doesn't support Java.
Prime Minister
of Japan
Diaspora
TICAD III Agenda
September 28, 2003

19:00 - 20:30 Welcome Reception hosted by the TICAD Co-organizers
Venue: Room Keiun & Hakuun at International Convention Center PAMIR, New Takanawa Prince Hotel

On the occasion of the Third International Conference on African Development (TICAD III), the TICAD Co-organizers cordially invite all the participants of the conference to the "Welcome Reception." The Reception will provide a good occasion for the participants to socialize with each other and to commemorate the eve of TICAD III.

Remarks: H.E. Ms. Yoriko KAWAGUCHI, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan

September 29, 2003

08:30 - 09:30 Opening Session
Venue: Room Hokushin

Chairperson: H.E. Mr. Yoshiro MORI, Former Prime Minister of Japan

The Chairperson will announce the opening of the conference and the Prime Minister of Japan will make a keynote speech. Then, the representatives of the TICAD co-organizers and participants will give brief remarks.

(1) Opening remarks by Chairperson H.E. Mr. Yoshiro MORI

(2) Key-note address by H.E. Mr. Junichiro KOIZUMI, Prime Minister of Japan

(3) Remarks by the representatives of the Co-organizers
Message from the Hon. Mr. Kofi ANNAN, Secretary General of the United Nations (delivered by: Amb. Mr. Ibrahim GAMBARI, Special Advisor on Africa and the USG of the UN)

Remarks: H.E. Mr. MELES Zenawi, Co-chairperson of the GCA, Prime Minister of Ethiopia
Hon. Mr. Mark MALLOCH BROWN, Administrator of the UNDP

(4) Remarks on behalf of the participants
H.E. Mr. Joaquim Alberto CHISSANO, Chair of the African Union and President of Mozambique

09:30 - 10:00 Coffee break

10:00 - 11:00 1st Plenary Session: 10 Years of the TICAD Process
Venue: Room Hokushin

Chairperson: H.E. Mr. Yoshiro MORI - The participants will review the significance and achievements of the TICAD process over the past decade. The participants will also discuss a future direction for the TICAD process. TICAD III will propose "human security" as one of the pivotal concepts that give great impetus to TICAD's philosophy for African development. A representative of the co-organizers will make a presentation on the draft TICAD Tenth Anniversary Declaration.

1) Evolution of the TICAD Process and 10 years of TICAD
Presentation: Achievements and significance of TICAD
H.E. Mr. Blaise COMPAORE, President of Burkina Faso
Amb. Mr. Ibrahim GAMBARI, Special Advisor on Africa and the USG, UN

Presentation: Human Security
Hon. Ms. Sadako OGATA, Co-Chair of the Commission on Human Security

(2) "The TICAD Tenth Anniversary Declaration"
Presentation: (H.E. Dr. Frene GINWALA,Co-chairperson of the GCA, Speaker of the National Assembly of South Africa

11:00 - 12:30 2nd Plenary Session: Support for NEPAD
Venue: Room Hokushin

Chairperson: H.E. Mr. Yoshiro MORI - The purpose of this session is to identify the direction for international cooperation in support of NEPAD. Heads of States of the NEPAD Steering Committee member countries will make presentations on the latest developments of NEPAD, the synchronization between NEPAD and TICAD, and the new partnership NEPAD suggests. The representatives of donor countries and organizations will be expected to respond.

(1) Latest Developments of NEPAD
Presentation: Latest Developments of NEPAD
H.E. Chief Olusegun OBASANJO, President of Nigeria

(2) Support for the implementation of NEPAD through the TICAD Process
Presentation: NEPAD and TICAD
H.E. Mr. Thabo Mvuyelwa MBEKI, President of South Africa

(3) New Partnership
Presentation: New Partnership
H.E. Mr. Abdoulaye WADE, President of Senegal

(4) Response from the International Community to NEPAD
Message from H.E. Mr. Jacques CHIRAC, President of France (delivered by: H.E. Mr. Pierre-Andre WILTZER, Ministre Délégué for Cooperation and Francophonie, France)
Message from H.E. Mr. George W. BUSH, President of the United States of America (delivered by: Hon. Ms. Constance NEWMAN, G8 Africa Personal Representative of the United States)
Presentation: Africa's New Challenge
Hon. Ms. Pamela COX, Acting Regional Vice President, Africa Region, World Bank

Donors' Cooperation (Statement) -
H.E. Mr. Marc VERWILGHEN,Minister of Development Cooperation, Belgium
H.E. Mr. Tom KITT, Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland

12:45 - 14:15 Lunch Break (Buffet)
Venue: Room Sakura

14:30 - 18:00 3rd Plenary Session: Poverty Reduction through Economic Growth] (Venue: Room Hokushin

Chairperson: H.E. Mr. Yoshiro MORI Facilitator: Hon. Ms. Pamela COX, Acting Regional Vice President, World Bank

Poverty reduction is the globally shared goal of African development. However, this goal cannot be attained in a sustainable way unless Africa achieves economic growth. In this session, African Heads of States and Governments will make presentations on their agendas, priorities and policies in their efforts for development. This session will be a great opportunity for African leaders to share their experiences and unresolved issues with the international community and to demonstrate their ownership in the development process.

(1) Part I. 14:30 - 15:30
Presentation
H.E. Mr. Paul BIYA, President of Cameroon
H.E. Mr. Yoweri Kaguta MUSEVENI, President of Uganda
H.E. Mr. ISAIAS Afeworki, President of Eritrea
H.E. Mr. Bakili MULUZI, President of Malawi
H.E. Mr. Benjamin William MKAPA, President of Tanzania

Intervention from the International Community (Statement) -
Hon. Mr. Richard MANNING, Chairperson of the DAC, OECD

(2) Part II. 15:30 - 16:30
Presentation
H.E. Mr. Denis SASSOU-NGUESSO, President of Republic of the Congo
H.E. Mr. Mathieu KEREKOU, President of Benin
H.E. Mr. John Agyekum KUFUOR, President of Ghana
H.E. Mr. Levy Patrick MWANAWASA, President of Zambia
H.E. Mr. Bernard MAKUZA, Prime Minister of Rwanda)

Intervention from the International Community (Statement)
H.E. Mr. Alexander SALTANOV (t.b.c.),Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Russia

(16:30-17:00 [Coffee break])

(3) Part III. 17:00 - 18:00
Presentation
H.E. Mr. Amadou Toumani TOURE, President of Mali
H.E. Mr. Ismail Omar GUELLEH, President of Djibouti
H.E. Mr. Marc RAVALOMANANA, President of Madagascar
H.E. Mr. Lamine SIDIME, Prime Minister of Guinea

Intervention from the International Community (Statement)
H.E. Mr. António Manuel Lourenço dos SANTOS,Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Co-operation, Portugal

19:30 - 21:00 [Reception hosted by H.E. Mr. Junichiro KOIZUMI, Prime Minister of Japan
Venue: Room Hiten, New Takanawa Prince Hotel

On the Occasion of The Third Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD III) Mr. Junichiro KOIZUMI The Prime Minister of Japan Hosts the reception and invites the distinguished participants on September 29th, 2003 from 19:30 to 21:00 hours at Room "Hiten" New Takanawa Prince Hotel.

Remarks
H.E. Mr. Junichiro KOIZUMI, Prime Minister of Japan
His Majesty MSWATI III, King of Swaziland

September 30, 2003

Focused Session - Sectoral Priorities]- TICAD III will hold two focused sessions, each of which consists of three parallel sessions focusing on specific sectoral issues. Focused sessions are co-moderated by relevant international organizations and one of the TICAD co-organizers. Priority issues or future directions will be identified through discussions in the focused sessions, the results of which will be reported by the co-moderators in the plenary on the third day

08:30 - 10:00 [Focused Session ]

I. Consolidation of Peace (Venue: Room Suiun)(Co-Moderators: H.E. Mr. Alpha Oumar KONARE, Chairperson of AU Commission, Amb. Mr. Ibrahim GAMBARI, Special Advisor on Africa and the USG, UN)

The Consolidation of Peace is considered an essential foundation of the development. This session will focus on conflict prevention and management as well as post-conflict development. The experiences of African regional organizations and humanitarian aid agencies are expected to give significant input to the discussions in this session.

(1) Prevention of Conflict
(2) Consolidation of Peace and Reconstruction
Leadoff - Hon. Dr. Mohamed Ibn CHAMBAS, Executive Secretary of ECOWAS
Hon. Ms. Uschi EID, Parliamentary Secretary for Economic Cooperation and Development, G8 Africa Personal Representative of German
Hon. Ms. Sadako OGATA, Former High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR
Hon. Mr. Bruno JOUBERT, Director General for Africa and the Indian Ocean,Ministry for Foreign Affairs, France

II. Capacity Building
Venue: Room Hakuun
Co-Moderators: Hon.Dr. Wiseman NKUHLU, Chairman of the NEPAD Steering Committee, Hon. Mr. Abdoulie JANNEH, ASG/Regional Director for Africa, UNDP)

Capacity building is necessary for African countries to implement their development strategies. One focal issue of this session will be institutional building that ensures good governance. Another will be human resource development including education and vocational training.

(1) Governance

(2) Human Resource Development- Leadoff
Hon. Mr. Dave MALCOMSON,Manager, International Liaison and Coordination, NEPAD Secretariat
Hon. Mr. Graham STEGMANN,Africa Director, Department for International Development, UK
S.E.M. Abdelkader MESSAHEL,Ministre Délégue in charge of African and Maghrebian Affaires, Algeria
Hon. Ms. Nancy Kassebaum BAKER,U.S. Senator, (R-KS), Ret., United States
Hon. M. Nouréini TIDJANI-SERPOS, Deputy Director-General, Department of Africa, UNESCO

III. Human-centered Development
Venue: Room Keiun
Co-Moderators: Hon. Ms. Carol BELLAMY, Executive Director of UNICEF H.E. Mr. Hage GEINGOB, Executive Secretary of the GCA

Without stability in everyday lives, people in Africa are not able to participate in the development process. In this session, having the expertise of related international organizations, the participants will address various obstacles to meet basic human needs including health (especially HIV/AIDS) and water issues. (

1) Health and Infectious Diseases (HIV/AIDS)
(2) Water- Leadoff -
Hon. Dr. Ebrahim M. SAMBA, Regional Director for Africa, WHO
Hon. Mr. Kunio WAKI, Deputy Executive Director, UNFPA
Hon. Mr. Peter PIOT, Executive Director, UNAIDS
Hon. Mr. Michel CAMDESSUS, G8 Africa Personal Representative of France
Hon. Mr. Kaoru ISHIKAWA, Director-General of the Multilateral Cooperation Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan

10:00-10:30 Coffee break

10:30-12:00 Focused Session 2
I. Infrastructure (including ICT)
Venue: Room Suiun
Moderator: Hon. Ms. Pamela COX, Acting Regional Vice President of the World Bank

Infrastructure is a basis for all economic activity and therefore a foundation of economic growth. However, because it costs much to build infrastructure in Africa, we need to mobilize resources and prioritize projects to be financed.

(1) Social and Economic Infrastructure
(2) ICT- Leadoff - (Hon. Mr. Getinet GIORGIS, Director, Country Operations Department, AfDB
Hon. Dr. Prega RAMSAMY, Executive Secretary, SADC
Hon. Dr. Henry CHASIA, Executive Deputy Chairperson, NEPAD e-Africa Commission

II. Agricultural Development
Venue: Room Hakuun
Co-Moderators: Hon. Mr. Jacques DIOUF, Director General, FAO Hon. Mr. James Thomas MORRIS, Executive Director, WFP Hon. Mr. Abdoulie JANNEH, ASG/Regional Director for Africa, UNDP

Agriculture is the dominant sector of the African economy. It is therefore indispensable to develop the agricultural sector in order to achieve economic growth in Africa. This session also focuses on emergency responses because it is also essential to ensure food security in Africa so that Africa can improve its balance of food imports.
(1) Increase of Food Productivity and Incomes
(2) Food Security & Emergency Response
Leadoff - H.E. Amb. Sami Yassa ABDEL-SHAHID, Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs for African Affairs, Egypt
Hon. Mr. Lennart BÅGE, President, IFAD
Hon. Mr. Kanayo F. NWANZE, Director General, WARDA
Hon. Ms. Constance NEWMAN, G8 Africa Personal Representative of the United States

III. Private Sector Development
Venue: Room Keiun
Co-Moderators: Hon. Mr. Carlos MAGARIÑOS, Director General, UNIDO t.b.a., GCA

The private sector is an emerging development partner for Africa. In order to attain sustainable development, Africa needs to increase domestic resources through private sector development and foreign capital flows by way of trade and investment. This session will identify requirements and strategies for private sector development in Africa.

(1) Promotion of Domestic Industries
(2) Promotion of Trade and Investment
Leadoff - Hon. Mr. Kiyotaka AKASAKA, Deputy Secretary-General, OECD
Hon. Mr. Demba BA, Manager, Private Sector Development Unit, Africa Region, World Bank
Hon. Mr. Masahiro SAKANE,Chairperson, Committee on Sub-Saharan Africa, Japan Business Federation
Hon. Mr. Dato' J. JEGATHESAN, Senior Investment and Technology Advisor,Asia-Africa Investment and Technology Promotion Center

12:15 - 13:45 Lunch Break (Buffet)]

14:00- 16:30 4th Plenary Session: Expansion of Partnership Venue: Room Hokushin
Moderator: Hon. Mr. Mark MALLOCH BROWN, Administrator of the UNDP

The TICAD process is partly featured by its promotion of south-south cooperation. This session will especially focus on Asia-Africa and intra-Africa cooperation. High-level participants from Asian and Africa will make significant interventions to share their successful experiences for African development.

Presentations on the Expansion of Partnership
Presentation: Significance of South-South Cooperation
H.E. Mr. MELES Zenawi, Prime Minister of Ethiopia
H.E. Mr. Mohamed GHANNOUCHI, Prime Minister of Tunisia

(1) Asia-Africa Cooperation- Promotion of Asia-Africa Cooperation (Statement) - H.E. Mr. Dorodjatun KUNTJORO JAKTI, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Indonesia
H.E. Ms. Nkosazana Clarice DLAMINI ZUMA,Minister of Foreign Affairs, South Africa
H.E. Mr. Tan Sri Bernard DOMPOK,Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Malaysia
H.E. Mr. Truong Dinh TUYEN, Minister of Trade, Viet Nam) (t.b.a., Japan

(2) Cooperation within Africa- Contributions of African Regional Organizations (Statement)
Hon. Dr. Mohamed Ibn CHAMBAS, Executive Secretary, ECOWAS
Hon. Dr. Prega RAMSAMY, Executive Secretary, SADC
Hon. Mr. Louis SYLVAIN-GOMA, Secretary General, ECCAS

16:30-17:00 Coffee break

17:00 - 18:30 5th Plenary Session: Dialogue with Civil Society
Venue: Room Keiun
Chairperson: H.E. Dr. Frene GINWALA, Co-chairperson of the GCA
Presentation: Contributions of the Civil Society to African Development
Hon. Dr. Wiseman NKUHLU, Chairman of the NEPAD Steering Committee
Concrete Actions of NGOs (Statement) -
Mr. Youba SOKONA, Representative of ENDA-TM, Senegal
Mr. Akira IRIYAMA, Representative of Sasakawa Africa Association, Japan
Dr. Mario GIRO, Representative of The Community of Sant'Egidio, Italy
Presentation: An NGO's Proposal
Mr. Shigetsugu KOMINE, Representative of ACT2003

19:30 - 21:00 Reception hosted by the Japan-AU Parliamentary Friendship League, African Diplomatic Corps in Tokyo, and the TICAD Co-organizers
Venue: Royal Hall, 5th Floor, Banquet Building, Akasaka Prince Hotel

On the Occasion of the Third Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD III), Mr. Yoshiro MORI, President of the Japan-AU Parliamentary Friendship League (Concurrently the Chairperson of TICAD III) along with the Heads of African Diplomatic Corps in Tokyo and the Co-organizers of TICAD hosts the reception and invites the distinguished participants to it on September 30th, 2003 from 19:30 to 21:30 hours at Royal Hall, 5th Floor, Banquet Building, Akasaka Prince Hotel

Remarks
H.E. Mr. Yoshiro MORI, President of the Japan-AU Parliamentary Friendship League Toast
H.E. Mr. Yohei KONO, Former Minster for Foreign Affairs, Japan Remarks
H.E. Mr. Joaquim Alberto CHISSANO,Chair of the AU and President of Mozambique
Amb. Mr. Rachad FARAH, Dean of Diplomatic Corps in Tokyo, Ambassador of Djibouti

October 1, 2003

08:30 - 10:15 [Reports on the Focused Sessions] (Venue: Room Hokushin) (Chairperson: H.E. Mr. Yoshiro MORI)
The co-moderators of the six focused sessions will report the results of the discussions.

(1) Consolidation of Peace (H.E. Mr. Alpha Oumar KONARE, Chairperson of the AU Commission)

(2) Capacity Building (Hon. Dr. Wiseman NKUHLU, Chairman of the NEPAD Steering Committee)

(3) Human-centered Development (H.E. Mr. Hage GEINGOB, Executive Secretary of the GCA)

(4) Infrastructure including ICT (Hon. Ms. Pamela COX, Acting Regional Vice President of the World Bank)

(5) Agricultural Development (Hon. M. Jacques DIOUF, Director General, FAO) (Hon. Mr. James Thomas MORRIS, Executive Director, WFP)(6) Private Sector Development (Hon. Mr. Carlos MAGARIÑOS, Director-General, UNIDO)

10:30 - 11:30 [Closing Session] (Venue: Room Hokushin) (Chairperson: H.E. Mr. Yoshiro MORI)

In the closing session, the chairperson will summarize the three-day discussion with appreciation for the participants' cooperation and contribution and issue the "TICAD III Chair's Summary." The representatives of the participants and the TICAD co-organizers will make closing remarks. Then, the chairperson will adopt "the TICAD Tenth Anniversary Declaration" and announce the adjournment.(1) Closing remarks by Chairperson

Summary of Discussion

H.E. Mr. Yoshiro MORI, Chairperson of TICAD III

(2) Closing remarks on behalf of the Participants
H.E. El Hadi Omar BONGO, President of Gabon

(3) Closing remarks on behalf of the TICAD Co-organizers < Message from the Hon. Mr. James D. Wolfensohn, President of the World Bank Group (delivered by: Hon. Mr. Yukio YOSHIMURA (t.b.c.) ,Vice President and Special Representative of Tokyo Office of the World Bank)

(4) Adoption of "the TICAD Tenth Anniversary Declaration"(5) Adjournment

At around 12:00 Joint Press Conference by the TICAD Co-organizers
Venue: Room Keiun

Special Events