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Africa, Italy and Japan

Tokyo International Conference


■Event             :  NEW VISIONS OF AFRICA  Tokyo International Conference
■Date & Time  :  Saturday, May 19th 2018, 09:15am - 06:00pm
■Venue           :  Sophia University Yotsuya Campus Auditorium in Bldg. No.10
                              5 minute walk from JR and Tokyo Metro Yotsuya Station
                              No parking space available on campus. Please use the public transport.
■Co-organized by Community of Sant’Egidio, Sophia University, and Rissho Kosei-kai


■08.15 am 
 Registration and entrance of the participants

■09.15 am
 VIDEO “New Visions of Africa” 

■09.30 am Session 1
Moderator    Miki Sugimura
                        Vice President, Global Academic Affairs and Professor of Sophia University, Japan

Welcome Greeting
 Yoshiaki Terumichi
  President of the Sophia University
 Kosho Niwano
  President-designate of Rissho Kosei-kai
 Alberto Quattrucci 
  Secretary General of P&R, Community of Sant’Egidio 

Opening Remarks
     Mitsunari Okamoto
        Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan
  Giorgio Starace
  Ambassador of Italy to Japan
     Olabisi Dare
        Head of the Humanitarian Affairs Disivion, Africa Union

There is no Future Without Peace
     Charles Armel Doubane
        Minister of Foreign Affairs of Central African Republic

Italian and Japanese Cooperation for Africa
 Massimo Gaiani 
  Director General for Global Affairs (MFA), Italy
 Hiroshi Kato
  Senior Vice President of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japan

■11.15 am  Session 2
Politics, Religions and Civil Society: Together
Moderator Alberto Quattrucci
                   Community of Sant' Egidio
   Estifanos Afeworki Haile
       Dean of the African Diplomatic Corps inTokyo, Ambassador of Eritrea to Japan
Contributions(alphabetical order)
    Mbuli Charles Boliko
       Director Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Democratic Republic of Congo
    Katherine Marshall
       Director of the Georgetown’s World Faiths Development Dialogue, USA
    Yoshifumi Okamura
       Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Japan
    Hiroshi Taniyama
       President of Japan International Volunteer Center (JVC)    
    Silvano Tomasi
       Catholic Archbishop, Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, Holy See

12.30 pm
Unity and Cooperation: Future of Africa, Future of the World
    Samia Nkrumah
        MP, Chairperson of the Convention People's Party, Ghana

■12.50 pm Lunch Break  

■01.50 pm Session 3
Voices of Africa 
Moderator Nobuhiro Nemoto
                   Rissho Kosei-kai
   Isao Kikuchi
        Catholic Archbishop of Tokyo, Japan

02.10pm San't Egidio and Africa: a long history of friendship
   Gianni Guidotti
        Coordinator of African actions, Community of Sant' Egidio, Italy  

02.20pm  A Hope for Africa: the DREAM Program
   Pacem Suzen Kawonga
  Activist of the Community of Sant’Egidio, Malawi

■03.00 pm Session 4
What can we do for Africa?  
Moderator Masaya Kobayashi 
                    Professor, Graduate School of Chiba University

Contributions(alphabetical order)
    Ichiro Aisawa
         President of Japan-Africa Friendship Parliamentarian Association, Japan
    Masaki Inaba
         Director of Global Health Programme, Africa Japan Forum
   Viorel Isticioaia-Budura
        Head of the Delegation of European Union to Japan
    John Joseph Puthenkalam, S.J.
         Trustee, Global Academic Affairs and Professor of Sophia University, Japan
    Yoshinori Shinohara 
   Director of Peace Department, WCRP Japan, Rissho Kosei-kai

■05.40 pm
Presentation of “New Visions of Africa”  
    Tsutomu Sakuma
         Chancellor of Sophia University
    Takeshi Kawabata
         Chairperson of Rissho Kosei-kai
    Alberto Quattrucci
         Community of Sant’Egidio

■06.00 pm Close