- African development; Economic transformation and improvements in business environment and institution through private investment and innovation.
- Promotion of resilient and sustainable society for human security
- Peace and stability (support for Africa’s own proactive efforts)
“We are losing the fight against climate change… The status quo on climate policy is a suicide…Technology is on our side…We need the political will to tackle climate change…If we fail in climate change, we fail in everything…” UN Secretary General António Guterres
“We will help double rice production in Africa over the next eleven years.Japan will use technological innovation, which is the key to agriculture, to increase Africa’s annual rice production to 50 million tons by 2030. African farmers should move from growing food to eat to cultivating crops to sell. Increasing the income generating potential of agriculture will persuade more young people to seek careers in this field. African youth can take agriculture to a new level. Japan’s Prime Minster Shinzo Abe
For the 8th installment in the series TOWARD TICAD7: ‘Africa and Me’ Part 8, JICA interviewed Mr. Motonori Tomitaka, a former JICA senior advisor who worked to promote rice farming in Tanzania for three decades, about the results of long-term cooperation and the changes brought to people’s lives by rice.
Africa & Me’ Part 9 — Exploring the Potential of STI (Science, Technology and Innovation) in Nigeria