The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has appointed Japanese singer MISIA the Official Supporter of the JICA-TICAD.
In preparation for the 5th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V), which will be held in Yokohama City in June 2013, MISIA will focus on raising awareness throughout Japan on critical issues in Africa. The singer was chosen for her outstanding achievements and commitment to the African cause.
MISIA has been involved in helping developing countries since first visiting Africa. Through the non-profit organization Mudef, the singer is currently funding a campaign to distribute mosquito nets to Malawi as well as providing support for education in Kenyan slums.
In January 2013, MISIA plans to visit the Republic of Senegal.