TICAD8 Official Side Events Open for Registration!

Tokyo, 19 August 2022

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Tokyo, 19 August 2022 - UNICEF Tokyo, UNICEF Tunisia and our colleagues in the field are all gearing up towards the upcoming TICAD8 held August 27-28th in Tunis this year.

As this is a critical opportunity to engage and advocate for a child centered agenda with the Governments of Africa and the international community, UNICEF is engaged through the following events.

The High level event will be held August 27-28th, however before and after there will be many side events covering a variety of topics. UNICEF will participate in 3 online events, 2 hybrid and one in person event.

Below are the details including the registration link. Your participation is highly welcomed!


What is the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD)?

TICAD was launched by the Government of Japan (GoJ) in 1993 as an initiative to refocus international attention on Africa’s development needs and reverse the declining trend of development assistance for Africa, following the end of the Cold War. In the course of nearly 30 years, TICAD has evolved into a major global multilateral platform for mobilizing and sustaining international support for Africa’s development under the principles of African ownership and international partnership. Since its launch, it is important to note that GoJ has been increasingly shifting its TICAD focus towards supporting the Japanese business sector’s entry to African markets. Since its launch, TICAD is organized -in alternance- in Tokyo and in Africa. This time, TICAD8 is hosted by the Government of Tunisia.

Together with the GoJ, TICAD’s co-organizers include: AU Commission (AUC), UN Office of the Special Advisor on Africa (UNOSAA), UNDP, and the World Bank.


What will be discussed at the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD)?

Through TICAD8, Japan aims at strongly support African-led development and aims at setting out a pathway for African recovery from the pandemic, looking ahead to the post-COVID-19 era.

TICAD8’s thematic pillars as announced by Government of Japan are:
1. ECONOMY: Achieving sustainable and inclusive growth with reduced economic inequalities
2. SOCIETY: Realizing sustainable and resilient society based on human security
3. PEACE AND STABILITY: Building sustainable peace and stability through supporting Africa’s own efforts


How will UNICEF participate in TICAD8?

UNICEF will participate through the online official side events below.

“Driving the COVID19 pandemic response through youth-led community mobilization and volunteerism”

Date: Thursday, 25 August, 2022
Time: 0600-0700 NY, 1000-1100 Dakar, 1100-1200 Tunis, 1300-1400 Nairobi, 1900-2000 Tokyo
Organizers: Generation Unlimited, UNICEF
UNICEF Participants: Roberto Benes (PPD Tokyo Director), Nadi Albino (GenU Deputy Director)
Audience: Open to the public
Language: English/French (tbc)
Registration (passcode: 449222)


“Re-imagining Resilient and Sustainable Universal Health Coverage in Africa”

Date: Thursday, 25 August 2022
Time: 0630-0800 NY, 1030-1200 Dakar, 1130-1300 Tunis, 1330-1500 Nairobi, 1930-2100 Tokyo
Organizers: JICA, AfDB, WB, WHO, UNICEF
UNICEF Participant: Aboubacar Kampo (PG Health Chief, NYHQ)
Audience: Open to the public, media
Language:  French/English/Japanese
Details and registration


“Towards Schooling and Learning for all Children in Africa through Community-wide Collaboration “

Date: Thursday, 25 August 2022
Time: 0630-0800 NY, 1030-1200 Dakar, 1130-1300 Tunis, 1330-1500 Nairobi, 1930-2100 Tokyo
Organizers: JICA, ADEA, UNICEF, WB, Pratham, UNICEF
UNICEF Participant: Tomoko Shibuya (Education Chief, Mozambique)
Audience: Open to the public
Language: French/English/Japanese
Details and Registration


UNICEF will also take part in the official side events below led by the Tunisian Government.

Photo Exhibition TICAD 8 Investments in Children (Investissons dans les enfants)
Date: 24-27 August 2022 (opening 24 August)
Organizers: Ministry of Women, Family, Children and Seniors, UNICEF Tunisia
Place: Galerie de l’Information - Avenue Habib Bourguiba, Tunis

Innovation and Human Capital – Innovation and population with special needs
Date: Friday, 26 August 2022
Time: 0900 – 1300 (Tunis)
Organizers: Government of Tunisia (Ministry of Health and Ministry of Social Affairs)
Place: Tunis, Tunisia
Webinar Link

Investing in Health: Prospects and Challenges
Date: Saturday, 27 August 2022
Time: 0900-1235 (Tunis)
Organizers: Government of Tunisia (Ministry of Health)
Place: Tunis, Tunisia
Webinar Link


Other Official TICAD8 related websites
Government of Tunisia TICAD8 website
Government of Japan TICAD8 website
JICA TICAD8 website (list of all online side events)