Announcing the SDG Awards Winners!

Announcing the Winners of the SDG Awards Ceremony at the 9th CityNet Congress

∴ First Place: Kuala Lumpur – SDG Centre ∴

∴ Second Place: Seberang Perai – Welcome to Kota Aur Village ∴

∴ Third Place: Seoul Digital Foundation – AI-Based Sewage Pipeline Defect Detection System ∴

This year, as part of the 9th CityNet Congress in Kuala Lumpur, CityNet Secretariat ran the SDG Awards program, calling on CityNet members to submit the best examples of sustainable urban policies that have been uploaded to the Urban SDG Knowledge Platform’s case study database. The SDG Awards program celebrated the remarkable achievements of CityNet member cities and organizations and the network’s commitment to invest in the knowledge sharing platform to share sustainable urban development strategies for Asia.

Thanks to the enthusiasm of CityNet members for the SDG Awards, 50 new cases were nominated and now the Urban SDG Knowledge Platform has over 410 cases in its database. CityNet members nominated cases covering 5 main categories. A 6th category was added to showcase the two CityNet members who received a grant from the Urban SDG Knowledge Platform to develop the platform’s first online courses, which will soon be launched freely to all CityNet members.

The Secretariat wishes to sincerely acknowledge and thank all CityNet members for participating in the SDG Awards program. After thoughtful review, the Secretariat chose 12 finalists and invited them to the offline-only SDG Awards Ceremony at the Congress in Kuala Lumpur to present their cases and receive awards. The finalists participated in a panel discussion moderated by Khairiah Talha, former president of the Malaysian Institute of Planners and Secretary General of EAROPH. The finalists’ cases were also displayed on a wall exhibition outside of the main summit meeting room and finalists’ videos were played in the exhibition area for Congress attendees to learn about the cases.

The finalists’ cases came from cities and organizations that are representative of Citynet’s wide geographical network. The cases target diverse SDGs and feature tremendous involvement of local stakeholders to localize the goals. Each case had clear objectives and responded to a specific problem common to cities in the Asia Pacific. The finalist cases had well-defined implementation steps for other cities to follow. Finalist cases were also selected based on how well the best practices could be replicated from one city to another.

Finalists List · Watch the Finalists’ Video Here!

Category 1: Sustainable Cities & Communities

Kuala Lumpur – SDG Centre · Link to case study

Presenter: Datuk Zulkurnain bin Hassan, Director of City Planning

Suwon – Haenggung Village Urban Regeneration Project · Link to case study

Presenter: Mr. Gyu-tae Choi, Urban Regeneration Division Chief

Category 2: Environmental Protection & Climate Action

Matsuyama City – Community Development through Disaster Prevention Education for all Generations · Link to case study

Presenter: Mr. Daisuke Shiba, Disaster & Crisis Management Division Chief

Colombo Municipal Council – “Let’s Grow. Be Prepared” – Urban Harvest · Link to case study

Presenter: Hon. Mayor Bernadine Rosy Senanayake

Category 3: Urban Mobility & Infrastructure

Sidoarjo Regency – SiCantik: Sidoarjo Regency Prevents Maternal and Child Mortality · Link to case study

Presenter: Ibu Ely Widia, Head of Cooperation Sub-Division

Seoul Digital Foundation – AI-based Sewage Pipeline Defect Detection System · Link to case study

Presenter: Mr. Yosik Kang, President

Category 4: Economy, Industry, & Jobs

Lalitpur – Heritage Tourism in Bungamati · Link to case study

Presenter: Hon. Mayor Chiri Babu Maharjan

Seberang Perai – Welcome to Kota Aur Village · Link to case study

Presenter: Mohd Ridzal bin Abdul, Director of Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Department

Category 5: Energy & Resource Management

Quezon City – Trash to Cashback Program · Link to case study

Presenter: Mr. Michael Victor Alimurung, City Administrator

Hoan Kiem District, Ha Noi (In collaboration with the Academy of Managers for Construction and Cities) – Phuc Tan Public Art Project · Link to case study

Presenter: Dr. Pham Van Bo, Vice President of the Academy of Managers for Construction and Cities

Category 6: Knowledge Exchange & SDGs Localization

CityNet’s mission is to provide a platform for knowledge exchange between cities and the Urban SDG Knowledge Platform is the ideal setting to share best practices and localize SDGs. Below are the premier courses being developed in 2022 which will be free for all CityNet members.

Seoul Tourism Organization – Seoul: Smart, Sustainable Tourism City ·  Link to case study

Presenter: Mr. Ki Yon Kil, President

Think City – Urban Safety & Inclusive Spaces Safety Audit · Link to case study

Presenter: Mr. Duncan Cave, Programme Manager

Following the introduction of the finalists and a rousing panel discussion, the General Assembly and three esteemed judges voted for the winners. Cases were judged along 6 criteria: replicability, clarity of implementation, positive outcome, innovation, governance, and long-term sustainability. Each judge’s vote carried 20% weight and the General Assembly’s combined votes carried 40% weight. The top three winners will be sponsored to participate in a customized SDG capacity building workshop in Seoul, Republic of Korea in 2023.

The Judges:

Jei-Hyun Han, Vice Mayor of Seoul Metropolitan City

Dato’ Lakhbir Singh Chahl, CityNet Special Advisor and former Secretary General

Mary Jane Ortega, CityNet Special Advisor and former Secretary General

The Winners:

First Place: Kuala Lumpur – SDG Centre

Second Place: Seberang Perai – Welcome to Kota Aur Village

Third Place: Seoul Digital Foundation – AI-Based Sewage Pipeline Defect Detection System

If your city or organization nominated a case for the SDG Awards, you will be able to sign a digital autograph on your case study title card, which will be featured in the Urban SDG Knowledge Platform’s upcoming edition of the RECIPRO:CITY magazine. Please contact Chris at sdgplatform@citynet-ap.org by October 24 to facilitate the autograph submission. Regardless of submitting the autograph, all SDG Awards nominees will be recognized in the upcoming RECIPRO:CITY publication.

Thank you once again for CityNet’s robust participation in the SDG Awards. Given enough demand, the SDG Awards will return for future CityNet events.

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