The undersigned Japanese NGOs long interested and involved in the development of Africa, decided to take joint action toward TICAD IV expected to take place in Yokohama between May 28 and 30, 2008. We decided on March 9, 2007, to form an alliance with the official title of “TICAD IV・NGO Network”, in brief “TNnet”. We are determined to follow up on activities of African and Japanese Civil Society Organizations on the occasion of, and in preparation for, the last three sessions of TICAD and wish to play an important role in rejuvenating and revolutionizing TICAD in its up-coming fourth session now only a year away, with a view to creating a new partnership in a new era.
（extract from Letter of Request on the Citizens' Participation in TICAD process）
TNnet is proud to publish "Voices 2008：Recommendations from African and Japanese Civil Society to TICAD IV".
This "Voices" has been produced by African and Japanese civil society to make specific recommendations to TICAD IV. The original opinions have been collected from Africa. African and Japanese civil society has made unrelenting discussions to finalise "Voices". In total more than 65 African and 50 Japanese Civil Society Organizations took part in these discussion and the outcomes has been summarized in this document.