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Date: Wednesday, 28th  August 2019

Time: 18:00 – 19:30 (90 minutes)
* Registration starts at 17:30

Venue: Rm. F203, Annex Hall,
Pacifico Yokohama,
1-1-1 Minatomirai,
Nishi Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa 220-0012, Japan


Cabinet Office (CAO), Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication (MIC), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)


Open Event for all the delegations and participants in TICAD VII, Japanese and African media, business persons, researchers, students, civil societies, etc.
(approx. 80 people)


English (no interpretation)


18:00 Open the “Africa Space Forum” @F203, Annex Hall

  • Opening Remarks: Mr. Takuya Hirai, Minister of State for Space Policy, and Mr. Tetsuro Yano, President, AFRECO 
  • Keynote Presentation: H.E. Prof. Khalid Atef Abdul Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, the Arab Republic of Egypt
  • Introductory Presentation by Speakers:
    • Prof. Shinichi Nakasuka, University of Tokyo
    • Dr. Koichi Wakata, Japanese Astronaut and Director General, Human Spaceflight Technology Directorate, JAXA
    • African Development Bank Representative (TBD)
    • Dr. Chiaki Mukai, Senior Advisor to the Director General, JAXA
    • Kenichi Shishido, Director General of Rural Development Department, JICA 
  • Roundtable Discussion
  • Closing Remarks: Prof. Mengu Cho, Kyushu Institute of Technology