TICAD framework to strategic collaboration in trade and investment between Africa and Asia
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)Gouede, Nicholas.;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
African Development Bank;
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The TICAD framework for strategic cooperation in trade and investment between Africa and Asia is presented in this paper as the basis for enhanced partnership as spelled out in the Millennium Development Goal 8 for the promotion of African Small and medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). The paper outlines the outcome and lessons learned from the Fourth Africa-Asia Business Forum (AABF IV) held from 12 to 14 February 2007 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, provides a succinct overview of past AABF for a and an analysis of the strategic orientation of the AABF series, including support for financing African SMEs and women's increased participation in international trade and investment.