World Bank and the Government of Japan have announced an African focused initiative aimed at advancing human capital thus contribute to economic development in the continent. The partnership will improve basic education, boost universities’ capacity to research on science and technology, and encourage innovation.
The announcement follows the recently concluded Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) summit.
The government of Japan views this initiative as a way to share Japanese experiences in human capital by improving basic education and the building of science, technology, innovation capacity in universities.
The initiative also aims to strengthen the bond between African and Japanese Universities.
Japan has been trying to solidify their presence across the African continent as they try to counter China’s seemingly strong influence.