Seminars & Events

Co-hosted Seminar (official side event of TICAD VI)

Industrialisation, Private Sector Development and Economic Transformation in Africa: Challenge and Prosperity

TICAD VI will be held for the first time in African continent, Nairobi, Kenya on 27 th and 28 th of August 2016. IDE organises a seminar titled "Industrialisation, Private Sector Development and Economic Transformation in Africa: Challenge and Prosperity" in this occasion of "TICAD VI" on 28 th of August 2016 jointly with African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) and Overseas Development Institute (ODI) as following details.

In SSA countries, industrialisation is critically needed for economic transform. In this seminar the potential pathways toward the transformation will be discussed by experts from SSA, UK and Japan with a wide range of expertise from broader perspectives regarding industrialisation policy to empirical research in local contexts. The first half of the seminar will provide insightful reports by the experts and the second half will be devoted for a productive panel discussion.


August 28, 2016 (Sunday) 13:30-16:00 (Registration opens at 13:00)


Amboseli Room*, Hilton Nairobi Hotel, Mama Ngina street, Nairobi, 00100, Kenya
*The venue was changed from "Residents Lounge" but the hotel is still the Hilton Nairobi Hotel.

13:00-13:30 Registration
  (Tea and coffee will be served)
Opening Session
13:30-13:35 Opening Remarks
   Hiroshi Sato , Chief Senior Researcher, IDE
Session 1: Reports from Experts
13:35-14:00 Challenges and Opportunity of Private Sector Development in SSA (tentative)
  Stephen Gelb, Senior Research Fellow, ODI
14:00-14:25 Potential and Constraints of Manufacturing Exports: Garment Industries in SSA (tentative)
   Takahiro Fukunishi , Director, Africa Studies Group, IDE
14:25-14:50 Pathway of Industrialisation in SSA - past, present and future (tentative)
  Gerrishon Ikiara, Professor, University of Nairobi
14:50-15:10 Coffee Break (20 min)
Session 2: Panel Discussion
15:10-15:55 Session 2: Panel Discussion
  • Hiroshi Sato , IDE
  • All speakers from the session 1
  • Keijiro Otsuka , Chief Senior Researcher IDE
15:55-16:00 Closing Remarks
  Lemma Senbet, Executive Director, AERC

English only (simultaneous interpretation service will not be provided)


African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)
Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
(Alphabetical order of the name of institutions)

Participation fee:



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