Sophia University Africa Week 2018 will take place from Monday, May 14 through Friday, May 25
Of among a variety of events such as symposium, talk events, photo exhibition, “NEW VISIONS OF AFRICA - Africa, Italy and Japan, Tokyo International Conference” will be conducted.
Under the initiative of Japan and Italy, leaders of politics, religions, international society, and civil society exchange ideas on urgent humanitarian issues such as poverty, education, medical care and public health in Africa, and we seek the possibility of collaboration for better future of Africa.
For more details and registration, please visit:
- DATE & TIME
Saturday, May 19th 2018, 9:15am-6:00pm
Sophia University Yotsuya Campus Auditorium in Bldg. No.10
-5 minute walk from JR and Tokyo Metro Yotsuya Station
-No parking space available on campus. Please use the public transport
- Co-organized by Community of Sant’Egidio, Sophia University, and Rissho Kosei-kai
Speakers and panelists
Session 1 "Italian and Japanese Cooperation for Africa"
- Yoshiaki Terumichi
President of Sophia University
- Kosho Niwano
President-designate of Rissho Kosei-kai
- Alberto Quattrucci
Secretary General of P&R, Community of Sant’Egidio
- Miki Sugimura
Vice President for Global Academic Affairs, Sophia University
- Giorgio Starace
Ambassador of Italy to Japan
- Massimo Gaiani
Director General for Global Affairs (MFA), Italy
- Hiroshi Kato
Senior Vice President of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japan
Session 2 "Politics, Religions and Civil Society: Together for Africa"
- Mbuli Charles Boliko
Director Food and Agriculture -Organization of the United Nations, Democratic Republic of Congo
- Katherine Marshall
Director of the Georgetown’s World Faiths Development Dialogue, USA
- Hiroshi Taniyama
President of Japan International Volunteer Center (JVC)
- Samia Nkrumah,
MP,Chairperson of the Convention People’s Party, Ghana
Session 3 "Voice of Africa"
- Isao Yama Kikuchi
SVD, Catholic Archbishop of Tokyo, Japan
- John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan
Cardinal, Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Nigeria
- Pacem Karongua
Activist of the Community of Sant’Egidio, Malawi
- Nobuhiro Nemoto
■Session 4 "What can we do for Africa?"
- Ichiro Aisawa
President of Japan-Africa Friendship Parliamentarian Association, Japan
- Gianni Guidotti
Coordinator of African actions, Community of Sant’Egidio, Italy
- Masaki Inaba
Director of Global Health Programme, Africa Japan Forum
- John Joseph Puthenkalam, S.J.
Trustee, Global Academic Affairs and Professor of Sophia University, Japan
- Yoshinori Shinohara
Director of Peace Department, WCRP Japan, Rissho Kosei-kai
- Masaya Kobayashi
Professor, Graduate School of Chiba University
Presentation of “New Visions of Africa”
- Tsutomu Sakuma,S.J.
Chancellor of Sophia School Corporation
- Takeshi Kawabata
Chairperson of Rissho Kosei-kai
- Alberto Quattrucci
Community of Sant’Egidio