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The BecA-ILRI Hub scientists attend pre-TICAD meeting in Nairobi

 On 21 July 2016, scientists from the Biosciences eastern and central Africa-International Livestock Research Institute (BecA-ILRI Hub) join the Japanese science community in Africa in celebrating 50 years of Japan’s contribution to science and technology on the continent.

Director Dr Appolinaire Djikeng, principal scientist Dr Roger Pelle and postdoctoral scientist Dr Josiah Mutuku will participate in the event which is the forerunner of the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI), to be held in Kenya from August 27 to 28—the first ever TICAD summit to be held in Africa.

The invitation the BecA-ILRI Hub scientists to the July event was extended by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), following a successful symposium which brought together scientists from  Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN) and Hiroshima University held on 16 June 2016 at the BecA-ILRI Hub. The symposium explored opportunities for partnerships in research, capacity building and technology transfer that will support smallholder farmers on the continent.

Ueru Tanaka from the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto gives a presentation during the BecA-JSPS symposium in Nairobi, 16 June 2016

Ueru Tanaka from the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto gives a presentation during the BecA-JSPS symposium in Nairobi, 16 June 2016 (photo credit: JSPS Nairobi).

Shun Ishiyama from the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto gives a presentation during the BecA-JPS symposium in Nairobi, 16 June 2016

Shun Ishiyama from the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto gives a presentation during the BecA-JPS symposium in Nairobi, 16 June 2016 (photo credit: JSPS Nairobi).

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