Lundi 10 Juillet 2017
de 09:30 à 16:15
Débats Séminaires et tables rondes
Ifri Paris

The morning conference is open to the public, upon registration.
The access to afternoon seminar is by invitation only.


Morning Session – Public conference on the economic cooperation in Africa

9:30 -Welcoming remarks

Dominique DAVID, Advisor to the Executive Chairman, Ifri

9:45-12:00: Opportunities and challenges for the Japan-France economic cooperation in Africa

Chair: Françoise NICOLAS, Director, Center for Asian Studies, Ifri

  • Japan’s development cooperation in Africa: new trends and prospects for cooperation with France

Megumi MUTO, Chief Representative, JICA France

  • French development cooperation in Africa and cooperation with Japan: main features

Laurent AMAR, Vice-Director for Sub-Saharan Africa, AFD (French Development Agency)

  • Japanese business reinvesting Africa: what’s ahead?

Keiichi SHIRATO, Mitsui Global Strategic Studies Institute

  • French business in Africa: characteristics and new frontiers

Etienne GIROS, Executive Chairman of CIAN (French Corporate Council in Africa)

Q/A session

12:00-12:20 – Wrap-Up remarks

Thierry MOULONGUET, on behalf of Louis SCHWEITZER, Special representative for the French-Japanese partnership

Lunch break (by invitation only)

Afternoon Session – Closed-door conference on the security cooperation in Africa (by invitation only)

14:00-16:00: Exploring the opportunities for a Japan-France security cooperation in Africa

Chair: Alain ANTIL, Head of the Sub-Saharan Africa Program, Ifri

  • Fostering security in Africa: what at stake? The Japanese approach

Yoshifumi OKAMURA, Ambassador in charge of TICAD, the UN Security Council Reforms and Human Rights

  • France's capacity-building activities in Africa and prospects for cooperation with Japan

Pascale TRIMBACH-ROGNON, Direction of the Security and Defense Cooperation (DCSD), French Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • The 2015 France-Japan Plan for Africa: Progresses, challenges and way ahead for the security cooperation

Céline PAJON, Research Fellow, Center for Asian studies, Ifri

  • Lessons learned from the experience in South Sudan for future security contributions

Tomonori YOSHIZAKI, Professor and Director, Policy Simulation, National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)

Q/A session

16:00-16:15: Final Conclusion