Over 20 African leaders are expected to attend this year's Tokyo International Conference on Africa's Development (TICAD) in Nairobi.
The event set for August 27th and 28th 2016 will focus on promoting structural economic transformation through economic diversification and industrialization, promotion of resilient health systems for quality of life and promotion of social stability.

President Uhuru Kenyatta will open the event, alongside Japan Prime Minister Shinzō Abe. United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon will also attend the conference. This is the first Summit to be held outside Japan.

State House Spokesperson Manoah Isipisu says Kenya expects major gains during the upcoming conference.

"It is clear to us that industrialisation and innovation are key drivers of prosperity, right across the world. It is equally clear that these are two areas in which Japan has experience and expertise to share. African countries -- Kenya among them -- long ago identified the shortfall in industrial skills as a central hindrance to the prosperity we hope to see for our confidence. We hope, therefore, to learn from Japan's experience in these fields," Isipisu said in a news conference at State House on Sunday 24 July.

About 5,000 delegates are expected to attend the forum.

The country is also set to host the Africa Agricultural Forum on September 4th to 9th 2016. Over 2,000 delegates are expected to attend this forum aimed at discussing the future of Africa's Agriculture as a main source of food, employment, and income.