Please join us for an important discussion on ending malnutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa

Date & Time
August 29, 2019 from 1PM to 4PM JST
GGG+ Forum, Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7)
PACIFICO Yokohama, Exhibition Hall B, Room B04
Yokohama, Kanagawa 220-0012

It is an honor and privilege to invite you to join a high-level dialogue on nutrition at Ending Malnutrition in Africa: Towards Nutrition for Growth 2020 and Beyond. This is an official side event at the GGG+ Forum at the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) in Yokohama, Japan.


  • 1 PM

    Opening Session

    Welcome and introduction from Dr. Naoko Yamamoto of the World Health Organization. 

    Opening and keynote remarks from: 

    • Ms. Akiko Santo, Member of the Japanese House of Councillors 
    • H.E. Roch Marc Christian KaborĂ©, President of Burkina Faso (TBC)
    • Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, African Development Bank President
    • Dr. Joseph Butore, Second Vice President of Burundi
    • Mr. Amadou Hott, Minister of Economy, Planning and Cooperation of Senegal
    • Mr. Maxwell Mumba, REAL Change Fellow

  • 1:25 PM

    Panel Discussion 1: Nutrition & UHC

    Moderated by Dr. Manabu Sumi of Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a distinguished and diverse panel discusses nutrition's role in achieving universal health coverage. 

    Speakers include: 

    •  Mr. Aksel Jacobsen, State Secretary of International Development, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • Ms. Jane Napais Lankisa, SUN African Youth Leader, Kenya
    • Ms. Annie Sheria Msosa, Water Aid Malawi
    • Dr. Muhammad Pate, Director, Global Financing Facility for Women, Children & Adolescents

    Additional speakers to be confirmed.

  • 2:25 PM


    Mr. David Beasley 
    Executive Director, World Food Programme

  • 2:30 PM

    Panel Discussion 2: Nutrition & Food Systems

    Moderated by Ms. Gerda Verburg of the SUN Movement, this panel will link nutrition and sustainable, healthy food systems.  

    Participants include 

    • H.E. John Kufuor, former President of Ghana (via video message), with an introduction by Nana Ama Aning of the JAK Foundation
    • Dr. Jennifer Blanke, African Development Bank Group 
    • Dr. Howarth Bouis, Founding Director of HarvestPlus, World Food Prize laureate
    • Mr. Mike Khunga, SUN Youth Leader, Malawi
    • Prof. Sandy Thomas, Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition
    • Mr. Hideya Yamada, JICA

    Additional speakers to be confirmed.

  • 3:40 PM


    Dr. Chris Elias of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Mr. Hideo Suzuki, Director-General for Global Issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, discuss the way forward.

  • *Times are approximate. Please check this page for updates as additional speakers are confirmed.

    English, French and Japanese interpretation will be provided.

    Panel moderators will invite questions and remarks from the floor if time allows.


Event Ended

RSVPs are no longer available.

Exhibition Hall B, Room B04

How to Find Us at TICAD

The event will be in Exhibition Hall B, Room B04 of the PACIFICO Yokohama facility.