Events 2020.11.5 The 5th International Joint Symposium :Promotion of Infectious Disease Research Cooperation between Africa and Japan

2020.10.30Event Information

Outline

Japan is committed to the development of countermeasures against infectious diseases, including Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), in African countries. As a biomedical funding agency, AMED supports international research programs, including the international Collaborative Research Program for Tackling NTDs Challenges in African Countries (ICREP-NTDs)*1, and Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS)*2, among others.
Since its establishment in 2015, AMED has supported research projects addressing important needs in Africa, with social implementation as its ultimate goal. Furthermore, through the fostering of equal partnerships, researchers in early career stages have been actively involved and trained in those projects. Regional centers for Africa-Japan research cooperation have also been established, which will function as hubs in a Science, Technology and Innovation network, specifically targeting the control of infectious diseases.

This symposium has two aims: 1) to provide information about collaborative research activities between African countries and Japan in the field of infectious diseases to relevant stakeholders, including researchers, government officials, international organizations and African countries; and 2) to expand the Pan-African-Network for infectious disease research across projects, programs, and countries. In order to facilitate the promotion of research cooperation for science, technology and innovation between Africa and Japan in the area of infectious disease research, we have invited speakers from past and ongoing projects of the SATREPS and ICREP-NTDs programs, and it is our hope that all participants will broaden their collaboration to extend beyond the boundaries of projects, programs, and countries thorough this symposium.

*1  ICREP-NTDs:  International Collaborative Research Program for Tackling NTDs Challenges in African Countries (ICREP-NTDs) was established in response to the Leaders Declaration on "NTDs" at the G7 Summit in 2015, and subsequently, was proposed by the Prime Minister of Japan, Mr. Shinzo Abe, at the 4th Annual Meeting of the Global Research Council in Tokyo. This program aims to obtain and implement useful research outcomes for society, and to facilitate cooperation between Africa and Japan.

*2  SATREPS:  Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS) is a Japanese government program that promotes international joint research. This program is structured as a collaboration between the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED), which provides competitive research funds for medical research and development, and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which provides development assistance (ODA). Based on the needs of developing countries, the program aims to address global issues and lead to research outcomes of practical benefit to both local and global society.

Name

The 5th International Joint Symposium :Promotion of Infectious Disease Research Cooperation between Africa and Japan

Date & Time

2020.11.5 Thu 17:00-20:10

Venue

Event formats : Combination of onsite and online

  • Onsite event : Tokyo(FUKURACIA Tokyo Station, 5F Asahi Seimei Otemachi Bldg.,
    2-6-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan)
  • Online event : Live stream of the event will be shown to all webinar participants. The live streaming page will be announced by e-mail after registration.

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program

Time (EAT/JST) Event
11:00 / 17:00 Opening remarks
11:05 / 17:05 Guest greetings
11:10 / 17:10 Keynote speech
11:40 / 17:40 Presentations from Successful Collaborative Research Projects in Africa
12:40 / 18:40 Introduction of on-going projects and Panel discussion
14:00 / 20:00 Closing remarks
14:10 / 20:10 Closing

contact us

E-mail:amed_africa_symposium"at"event-info.jp