Seminars & Events
IDE Special Seminar
Strategy for Industrial Development: What is the Difference between sub-Saharan Africa and Rural Areas in Japan?
Most if not all industries tend to cluster geographically, particularly in developing countries. In order to identify reasons for the success and failure of the development of industrial clusters, I have conducted more than 20 case studies of cluster-based development in Japan, China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania, based on own questionnaire surveys. It is found that key to the success lies in innovation.
The question boils down to how we can stimulate innovations. Thus, I have proposed "Training-Infrastructure-Finance (TIF) Strategy for Industrial Development in sub-Saharan Africa," which focuses on utmost importance of investment in human capital of entrepreneurs.
In the course of developing the above strategy, I realized that the principles of development strategies for SSA can be applied to the development of rural areas in Japan, where population has been declining.
March 5, 2019 (Tuesday) 13:30-15:00 (Registration opens at 13:00)
Japan External Trade Organization Headquarters 5F Exhibition Hall
Ark Mori Building, 5F 12-32, Akasaka 1-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Simultaneous interpretation in Japanese and English will be available
External Relations Division, Research Promotion Department, IDE-JETRO