Expediting Japanese Private Sector Engagements in Africa

22 September 2020
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African Development Bank (Abidjan)

Event — Online

What: Webinar for the Japanese Private Sector on Doing Business in Africa

Who: African Development Bank

When: Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 08.00 to 10.00 GMT; 17.00-19.00 in Tokyo time

Where: Virtual. Click here to register.

(Click here to submit your questions by 28 September 2020.)

The private sector plays a critical role in driving economic growth and can help African countries achieve the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Many Asian companies are willing to do business in Africa but often lack information about its business environment.

The webinar will discuss the purpose and activities of the Enhanced Private Sector Assistance (EPSA) Initiative with representatives of Japanese companies, including trading houses, manufacturers, and financial institutions, as well as engineering, procurement and construction contractors.

Participants will also learn about the Bank's Non-Sovereign Operations. The African Development Bank and the Government of Japan agreed on a joint target of $3.5 billion under the EPSA4, during the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) in Tokyo in August 2019.

The webinar will deepen understanding of the Bank's role and the Japanese private sector's involvement in doing business in Africa. The Bank will provide useful information on how the Japanese private sector can proactively be involved in development projects. The webinar will be conducted in English and Japanese.

AfDB Webinar for the Japanese Private Sector on Doing Business in Africa

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

08.00-10.00 AM GMT | 17.00-19.00 PM Tokyo Time




08:00 - 08:10

(17:00 - 17:10*)

Opening Remarks

Mr. Samuel Higenyi MUGOYA

Director, Syndications, Cofinancing and Client Solutions

Senior Official of Ministry of Finance, Japan (TBC)

08:10 - 08:20

(17:10 - 17:20)

Overview of the African Development Bank Group

Mr. Takashi HANAJIRI

Director, Asia External Representation Office

08:20 - 08:40

(17:20 - 17:40)

Presentations on EPSA

Mr. Mamadou Aliou BARRY

Chief Co-Financing Officer

Syndications and Co-Financing

08:40 - 09:00

(17:40 - 18:00)

Non-Sovereign Operations


Principal Risk Mitigation Product Officer

NSO & Private Sector Support

Ms. Carole Stephanie Christel AHOUA

Principal Global Client Management Officer

NSO & Private Sector Support

09:00 - 09:20

(18:00 - 18:20)

Financial Products for Private Sector


OIC Manager, Financial & Technical Services


Chief Co-Financing and Syndication Officer

09:20 - 09:40

(18:20 - 18:40)

Opportunities and Success Stories of Private Sector Participation and Projects in Energy Sector of Africa

Mr. Naoshige KINOSHITA

Chief Investment Officer

Energy, Financial Solutions, Policy & Regulation

Mr. Namho OH

Senior Investment Officer / Clean Cooking Specialist,

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

09:40 - 09:45

(18:40 - 18:45)

Mozambique LNG Project

Mr. Nobumitsu HAYASHI

Deputy Governor

Japan Bank for International Corporation (JBIC)

09:45 - 10:00

(18:45 - 19:00)

Comments and Q&A

All Panelists

* Tokyo time


Contact: Yuna Choi, Senior External Relations and Communication Officer, African Development Bank, email: y.choi@afdb.org

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