SwitchPoint Shibuya, a TICAD7 Partner Program [8/31, sign up now!]

August 31, 2019 | EDGEof, Tokyo


SwitchPoint, an annual conference focused on global health innovation, will be arriving in Japan for the first time on August 31st as SwitchPoint Shibuya: The Crossroads of Health and Innovation in Africa. The Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE)/Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ), together with IntraHealth International and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (The Global Fund) are bringing SwitchPoint to Tokyo on the sidelines of the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7).

SwitchPoint Shibuya is a networking event that seeks to foster innovative partnerships and approaches to tackling some of the world’s greatest humanitarian issues around health challenges in Africa—in particular the fight to end the region’s AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria epidemics—by bringing together a younger generation of leaders in support of public healthcare workers and inventive approaches to service delivery. The event will feature activists, entrepreneurs, and innovators as speakers to inform participants about the latest discoveries, tools, and collaborations being mobilized on the ground to drive public health progress in Africa.

The conference will take place at EDGEof, a cutting edge creative studio in Shibuya, and will include performances by up-and-coming artists from both Africa and Japan. Sign up now for the ticket draw! The sign-up deadline is Thursday, August 15, and winners will be announced on Monday, August 19. For more information about the event and how to obtain a ticket please see here.

SwitchPoint Shibuya
The Crossroads of Health and Innovation in Africa

When: Saturday, August 31, 15:00-19:00 (doors open at 14:30)
Where: EDGEof [Access]
Website: English | Japanese
Language: English
Admission fee: ¥2,000 (Adults), ¥1,500 (Students)
Sign up for the ticket draw here: https://switchpointideas.jp/ticket/?l=en
*The deadline to sign up is Thursday, August 15. Announcements will be made on Monday, August 19.


Other Events at TICAD7

In addition to SwitchPoint Shibuya, JCIE will be working with partners in Japan and around the world to host three official TICAD7 side-events: