The Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) was held at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) from August, 27th-28, 2016. It was of great significance being the first time for TICAD to be held on the African Soil – thus enhancing the principles of African ownership and international partnership that underpins the TICAD Process

The Summit was a huge success, bringing together 32 Heads of State and Government from Africa, the Prime Minister of Japan, co-organisers and over 18,000 accredited participants.  It also attracted over 300 top business executives, over 1700 business representatives from Japan (out of a total of 4000 registered participants) and more than 2000 participants from Africa.  About 74 side events were also held pre and during TICAD VI all aligned to the main theme.

Hosting this unique gathering for Kenya was a major stamp of international approval, and a manifestation of Kenya’s leadership in Africa’s transformation Agenda.The theme of TICAD VI was ‘Advancing Africa’s sustainable Development agenda: TICAD Partnership for Shared Prosperity.

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