Civic Commission for Africa
What We Do
CCfA is a lobby and advocacy organization focusing on cooperation for accelerating Africa’s development, ensuring it is sustainable, focusing on strengthening cooperation among African countries, the private sector, especially Africa’s High Net worth individuals (HNWI) and Africa’s diasporta to deal with issues of Overseas Development Assistance (ODA), Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and other such development investments to Africa. The lobbying and advocacy is targeted at
the UN, African Heads of State, the AUC and RECs levels, Development Partners, the Private Sectors, Africans in the Diaspora and Africa’s High Net Worth Individuals – HNWI.
CCfA is a Pan-African civil society network established in 2007, originally set-up to mobilize African civil society for TICAD IV and G8 Summit in 2008. CCfA members are country umbrella organizations and regional networks and bodies and it is currently in 32 African countries.
Through the TICAD process, CCfA has come to be known and recognized at very high policy and political decision-making levels; at the level of the United Nations Office for Special Adviser to Africa (UNOSAA), African Union Commission (AUC), African governments, Government of Japan, UNDP, the World Bank Group and other development partners (TICAD Co-organizers) and other players and stakeholders in the TICAD process. Also through collaborations with the African Union Partnerships Directorate and African Union CIDO, CCfA is engaging with the FOCAC – Africa China; Africa India and Africa Korea Cooperations
To contribute to African leadership through concerted ownership and decent partnerships.
CCfA working committees
Our committees work in bringing African voices to all intercontinental co-operations aimed at Africa’s development
Policy and Economic Development
- Policy in general
- ODA/FDI Issues including capital outflows
- WTO and trade related issues
Afro Asia Relations
- Cultural exchanges
- University, science and technology exchanges
- Africa – Asia Business Exchange
Communications/ Media Relations
- Delivering on the Communications Strategy of CCfA
- Dealing with the press
- Promotional stuff
Finance and Administration
- HR and Recruitment policies
- Finance policies including Resource Mobilization
To take care of the frameworks for
- Sustainable Development Goals
- And Millenium Development Goals frameworks
C-CfA is Africa’s civil society focal point for the TICAD process
What is TICAD
TICAD stands for Tokyo International Conference on African Development. The government of Japan has been leading this conference since 1993, co-hosted by United Nations, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Bank and African Union Commission (AUC). A key objective of TICAD was to mobilize support for Africa’s socio-economic development, peace and security, governance and human rights agendas. In this respect, TICAD underscored the spirit of “African ownership” and “international partnership” and was structured as a multilateral forum inclusive of a wide range of strategic partners and co-organizers.
TICAD V held in Yokohama on June 1-3, 2013. Under the basic concept of “Hand in Hand with a More Dynamic Africa,” active discussions took place on the direction of African development in line with the core themes of TICAD V, namely “Robust and Sustainable Economy,” “Inclusive and Resilient Society” and “Peace and Stability.
The Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD-VI) Summit was held at Kenyatta International Convention Center in Nairobi, Kenya on 27-28 August 2016. This was the first time ever a TICAD Summit was being held in Africa since its inception in 1993.
A key objective of TICAD was to mobilize support for Africa’s socio-economic development, peace and security, governance and human rights agendas.
TICAD7 was held on 28th – 30th August, 2019 at Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama city, Japan, with more than 10,000 people, including 42 African leaders from 53 African countries, 52 development partner countries, 108 heads of international and regional organizations , and representatives of civil society and the private sector.
Japan’s Citizens Network for TICAD
Japan’s civil society focal point for the TICAD process
TICAD stands for Tokyo International Conference on African Devlopment. The government of Japan has been leading this conference since 1993, co-hosted by United Nations, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Bank and African Union Commission (AUC). TICAD7 was held on 28th – 30th August, 2019 at Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama city, Japan, with more than 10,000 people, including 42 African leaders from 53 African countries.
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