Event Information （1 november 2021）AMED International Joint Symposium 2021: Promotion of Infectious Disease Research Cooperation between Africa and Japan
By having relevant researchers from Japan’s research institutes who have a track record of collaborative research with African countries share their research results and experiences, the symposium will examine the possibility of further research collaborations across R&D projects, programs, organizations and countries.
Japan's scientific and technological capabilities have been highly evaluated internationally and are one of Japan's major resources. The "Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS)" is a program jointly implemented by AMED and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) with the aim of making use of these resources in diplomacy and contributing to the resolution of global issues. Since its launch in 2008, the program's research in Africa covering infectious diseases has consisted of nine research topics in six countries (Zambia, Ghana, Kenya, Gabon, South Africa, and Democratic Republic of the Congo), and Japanese researchers have established a rare relationship of trust with partner country researchers through SATREPS.