August 20, 2019
Public Seminar “Building a Better World through Business – Challenges in Humanitarian Assistance in Africa and the Role of Private Sector” by ICRC and Waseda U.
Taking the opportunity of Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) VII, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Waseda University will host a seminar to discuss the latest humanitarian needs and challenges affected by conflict and exchange views on the expected roles and responsibilities of Japanese private sector and academic institutions in this field.
ICRC and Waseda concluded the Memorandum of Understanding in November 2018, in which both institutions agreed to work together for collaborative projects/programs including the development of innovative technologies for humanitarian assistance. In marking a start of their collaboration, this side event of TICAD VII takes Africa as an example to explore the possibilities of collaboration for building a more stable, prosperous world.
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About the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
The ICRC is an independent, neutral organization ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence. Expanding and pervasive humanitarian needs have increasingly led the ICRC to develop partnerships with private sector actors that have produced innovative, scalable, and sustainable responses to the challenges facing humanitarians in both armed conflict and other humanitarian emergencies across Africa.
About Waseda University
Located in the heart of Tokyo, Waseda University is a leading private research university which has long been dedicated to academic excellence, innovative research and civic engagement at both the local and global levels since 1882. Today, the student body at Waseda is approximately 50,000, over 7,900 of whom are from overseas, hailing from 125 countries. To learn more about Waseda University, visit https://www.waseda.jp/top/en