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JAK Foundation to participate in TICAD Conference in Japan

Officials from the John A. Kufuor Foundation will from 28th August to 30th August 2019 participate in the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) in Japan.

The high level conference co-sponsored by the United Nations, United Nations Development Programme, African Union Commission and World Bank will bring together more than 4,500 people for deliberations on African development.

TICAD seeks to promote high level policy dialogue between African leaders and development partners. It also seeks to foster peace and stability in Africa through collaborative partnerships that can accelerate development.

Heads of state and governments, representatives of international and regional organisations, civil society groups, non-governmental organisations and private sector players will be participating in the conference.

This will be the 7th TICAD since the first edition in 1993. The conference will seek to expand international technological cooperation, boost business support and promote women participation in development as well as enhance civic exchange activities.

The Kufuor Foundation will be participating in a session themed; “ending malnutrition in Africa: towards nutrition for growth 2020 and beyond.” Officials of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, some African heads of state, an assistant director-general of the World Health Organisation, and a United Nation’s assistant secretary general will be participating in the conference. Akinwumi Adesina who is President of the African Development Bank will be participating in that session.

A video of Chairman of the John A. Kufuor Foundation, H. E. John Agyekum Kufuor in which he discusses the theme will also be shown during the event. Nana Ama Aning Oppong-Duah who is a policy advisor at the foundation will be introducing the video and participate in a panel discussion.


She will be speaking on interventions the foundation has been rolling out in the nutrition sector in Ghana since its inception. The foundation’s projects in the nutrition sector include conducting a nationwide review of the status of Sustainable Development Goal Two (zero hunger) in partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme. This resulted in Ghana’s President H.E. Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo-Addo launching the Ghana Zero Hunger Strategic Review Report in July 2017 which has formed the basis of nutrition interventions in Ghana.


The foundation’s intervention also led to the initiation and inauguration of the Ghana Nutrition Champions. It’s an initiative for eminent persons working to champion the course of nutrition. Ghana’s first lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo has since been identified and inaugurated as a nutrition champion. The foundation has also provided support to the Interministerial Committee on Nutrition which is working to ensure adequate and nutritious food for all. The foundation has also provided support to Ghana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to ensure that nutrition advocacy is consolidated to make it more effective.

Below is the link to details of the upcoming event.