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【Event】SORA Technology Takes Part in Pre-TICAD Summit on Climate and Health, Discusses Climate Change and Health Initiatives

Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan – SORA Technology Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture; Founder & CEO: Yosuke Kaneko) actively participated as a panelist in the “Pre-TICAD Summit on Climate and Health” held on April 17, shedding light on initiatives to address climate-related health challenges in Africa and stressing the importance of private sector understanding and funding for the advancement of such endeavors.
The event, held in anticipation of TICAD9 scheduled for August 2025 in Japan, aimed to raise awareness of climate change and health (C&H) investments in Africa and encourage support towards this cause.

Photos Courtesy of Malaria No More Japan

◾️Private Sector Understanding and Collaboration Essential for Solution Development and Expansion

Vice President Masaki Umeda represented SORA Technology at the Pre-TICAD Summit. He engaged in discussions from the perspective of Japanese private companies and startups regarding the role of the private sector in the investment ecosystem of global health.
Umeda introduced SORA Technology’s efforts primarily in West Africa in combating malaria and climate change-related initiatives. He emphasized the global risk posed by mosquito-borne infectious diseases, including malaria, and highlighted their essential perspective in TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures) scenario analysis. Furthermore, he pointed out that collaborative solutions with private companies, ultimately contributing to the expansion of the investment ecosystem, are crucial.

Umeda speaking at the conference

Photos Courtesy of Malaria No More Japan

◾️Event Overview

  • – Date: April 17, 2024 (Wednesday) 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM
  • – Location: Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • – Organizers: Malaria No More Japan, Malaria No More US, Forecasting Healthy Futures
  • – Co-organizers: Japan International Cooperation Agency / Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (JCIE / FGFJ), Health Finance Coalition (HFC, Panel 2)
  • – Supporters: Triple I for Global Health (Panel 2)


  1. 1) To enhance awareness and encourage support for climate change and health (C&H) investments in Africa in preparation for TICAD2025, laying the groundwork for Japan’s commitment.
  2. 2) To emphasize the alignment of climate and health agendas with the new Development Cooperation Guidelines and promote Japan’s leadership in addressing global health and climate change.
  3. 3) To gauge interest from political and administrative circles, solicit and aggregate opinions on climate and health agendas, and formulate priorities for TICAD2025.
  4. 4) To underscore the importance and effectiveness of Japanese private sector investment and technology in mitigating the adverse effects of climate change on African health and strengthening adaptation measures.

◾️About TICAD9

  • – TICAD: Tokyo International Conference on African Development
  • – A series of international conferences focusing on African development, held every three years since its inception in 1993.
  • – Date: August 20-22, 2025
  • – Venue: Yokohama City
  • – Co-organizers: United Nations, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Bank, and African Union Commission (AUC)

◾️About SORA Technology

With a mission to “revolutionize human living from space,” SORA Technology not only engages in malaria control but also addresses mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue fever and yellow fever, significantly influenced by climate change. Leveraging data and technology obtained from countries in the Global South, SORA Technology aims to bring reverse innovation to advanced countries, realizing a sustainable society resilient to disasters and epidemics.

◾️Media Contact

SORA Technology Co., Ltd.
Public Relations: Ichiho Sato
Email: ichiho.sato@sora-tech.com

For more information, please visit: https://sora-technology.com/en/

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