On the 16th of September 2018 , African Association of Miyagi (AFAM) held the second Public Seminar and Cultural Performance in the Tohoku Region.

Date: September 16, 2018 (Sunday)
Time: Opening / 9:00, Start Time / 10: 00-16: 00
Place: Hitachi Systems Hall Sendai Exchange Hall


Africa-Japan Partnership for the Achievement of the SDGs

Special Guest of Honor:

His Excellency Mr. Estifanos Afeworki Haile,
Ambassador of Eritrea and Dean of the African Diplomatic Corps

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” adopted at the United Nations Summit in September 2015 as the successor to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) formulated in 2001. 

The SDGs came into effect in 2016, and they are expected to run until 2030. They are made up of 17 goals with 169 targets to realize a sustainable world and pledges to leave no one behind.


Learn, Enjoy, Eat and Know
  • Learn about the development in Africa
    His Excellency Mr. Solomon Karanja MAINA, Ambassador of Kenya will give a lecture on “What are African Governments doing towards achievement of SDGs?”
  • Enjoy music and dance culture
    There will be various performances through traditional African costumes, music, dance, introductions of cuisine etc. Feel more familiar with the African culture.
  • Eat African food
    Enjoy African Cuisine at “lunch box” support from Tohoku University Catering Service.[Prior reservation required] Please inquire / reservation below AFAM.
  • Workshop by Embassy of 8 countries in Africa
    Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Eritrea, Burkina Faso and other embassies in eight countries will hold a workshop. There are also experiences to wear African national costumes.



Door opening for the last minute preparation

9:20 – 9:40
Stage show: Video documentation of Africa

9:40 – 9:50
Call for attention. Introduction of Africa and Show AFAM Video

10:00 – 10:05
Opening Remarks by Special Guest of Honor His Excellency Mr. Estifanos Afeworki Haile, Ambassador of Eritrea and Dean of the African Diplomatic Corps and Video Show on AFAM Activity.

10:10 – 10:40
1st Speaker, His Excellency Mr. Solomon Karanja MAINA, Ambassador of Kenya, – “SDGs achievement by African Governments”

10:50 – 11:20
2nd Speaker, Ms. Jemimah Kibira, student (Tohoku University) – “Student View on SDGs”

11:25 – 11:55
3rd Speaker, Mr. Kei Yoshizawa, Senior Director, Africa Department, JICA – ” SDGs Achievement by Japanese Government (Partnership initiatives that Japan and African governments are undertaking towards achievement of SDGs)”

12:05 – 13:30
Networking Lunch session (Enjoy African Cuisine, with support from Tohoku University Catering Service)

13:35 – 16:00
Stage Cultural Performance + Booth Exhibition and interactions – 8 booths staged by 8 African Embassies from Tokyo: showcase information, items (products, culture etc.)

Closing Session: Closing Remark by Dr. Isaac Asiedu, AFAM President

This event is free admission, but advance reservation for lunch box is required.

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