CityNet 2017 Programs

 

No.
Activities
1. Action plan for implementation of SDGs Workshop Thimphu, Bhutan 21-23 January
The program will assess the database and local capacity to undertake the SDG ­activities in some Asian cities and finalize the module to build capacity in Asian cities to implement work on the SDG indicators (database at sub city level and other required levels of disaggregation), and transfer of SDG performance results to city planning, budgeting and program management to achieve the SDGs by 2030.

More information: CityNet Secretariat, partnerdev@citynet-ap.org

2. Action plan for implementation of SDGs Workshop Barisal, Bangladesh 7-9 February
The second round of the SDGs workshop will be held in Bangladesh, following the earlier one in Bhutan, to assess the database and local capacity to undertake the SDG activities in some Asian cities and finalize the module to build capacity in Asian cities to implement work on the SDG indicators.

More information: CityNet Secretariat, partnerdev@citynet-ap.org

3. Urban SDG Knowledge Platform session Chiang Rai, Thailand 8 February
CityNet organizes a session as part of the 8th East Asia Summit High Level Seminar on Sustainable Cities elaborating on the impact of online platform on the sustainable development and how it can facilitate city-to-city cooperation.

More information: CityNet Secretariat, programs1@citynet-ap.org

4. EU World Cities (C2C EU & Korea) . March-September
The project facilitates the exchange of information and good practices on regional and urban development policy issues between European and South Korean cities. The cooperation is based on the identification of pilot regions and cities and the development of concrete actions, for implementation in the short-term, in areas including urban innovation (smart-city) and green technologies (energy efficiency, low carbon development).

More information: CityNet Secretariat, programs1@citynet-ap.org

5. BRT and mass transfer system workshop with SHRDC Seoul, R.O.Korea 9-15 April
This workshop will connect urban professionals to discuss transportation & traffic problems in Asia Pacific region, exchanges innovative practices and explores potential solutions for problems raised through cooperation with Seoul Metropolitan Government. Participants will discuss sustainable policy making and an opportunity to strategize a new agenda for urban transportation.

More information: CityNet Secretariat, communication@citynet-ap.org

6. Fire Station Field Experience Seoul, R.O.Korea 17-22 April
The course provided a valuable opportunity for cities in Philippines to exchange know-how and experience regarding firefighting and emergency management.

More information: CityNet Secretariat, communication@citynet-ap.org

7. Seoul Waterworks Training with Arisu (conducted in Vietnamese) Seoul, R.O.Korea 23-29 April
The training program will introduce water-related practitioners and decision-makers from across the Asia Pacific region to Seoul’s water system through technical site visits and talks. Participants will be able to experience some of Seoul’s best practices and have the opportunity to understand Seoul’s water monitoring system, revenue management structure, water quality analysis, water standards research, sewage treatment, water purification technologies and advanced water treatment methods.

More information: CityNet Secretariat, communication@citynet-ap.org

8. CityNet Services Program Seoul, R.O.Korea cities and dates TBD
CityNet Services was launched in early 2014 to give a voice to our members and to match member cities with best practices that address the challenges that they experience in their city. This is a comprehensive platform where CityNet members conduct sustainable learning exchanges across the network, which range from technical assistance, to study visits, to city-to-city partnerships.

More information: https://citynet-ap.org/call-for-citynet-services-2017-now-open/

9. Tailored Life Saving and Fire Services training Seoul, R.O.Korea 11-17 June
The course provides a valuable opportunity for Seoul and cities in Indonesia to exchange know-how and experience firefighting and emergency management.

More information: CityNet Secretariat, communication@citynet-ap.org

10. Localized transportation workshop for Philippines cities TBD, Philippines June
The one-day workshop aims to provide a venue for our Philippine cities to learn different sustainable transport concepts, policies, and practices from foreign experts, national government, and successful local case models. This activity aims to outline key policy and technical capacity needs that will serve as main focused areas for possible interventions.

More information: CityNet Secretariat, programs2@citynet-ap.org

11. Street Lighting Workshop in Seoul  Seoul, R.O.Korea 29-30 June
Street lighting is often regarded as a public good, as it is a crucial element of urban infrastructure. It is an important public service that local authorities need to provide to ensure adequate lighting on roads, which leads to enhanced safety and security in the city, apart from improving visibility during evenings and night. The use of energy efficient lamps has great potential to save costs due to reduction in electricity consumption. With new energy efficient lighting technologies, such as LEDs (light-emitting diodes), streetlights represent one of the most cost-effective opportunities for energy savings and for reducing municipalities’ energy costs and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

More information: CityNet Secretariat, programs1@citynet-ap.org

12. Climate Change workshop/Climate Leadership program Jakarta, Indonesia TBD
This workshop is expected to build cross-sectoral collaboration that complies with the complexity of the city problems as well as to develop a systematic understanding over potential threats. With the formation of The Leaders Network, it is hoped that the network will maintain communication and sharing experiences in applying innovative acts to their own municipalities as well as develop possible collaborative initiatives under climate change impact topics.

More information: CityNet Secretariat, media@citynet-ap.org

13. Seoul Waterworks Training with Arisu  Seoul, R.O.Korea 25-29 September
The training program will introduce water-related practitioners and decision-makers from across the Asia Pacific region to Seoul’s water system through technical site visits and talks. Participants will be able to experience some of Seoul’s best practices and have the opportunity to understand Seoul’s water monitoring system, revenue management structure, water quality analysis, water standards research, sewage treatment, water purification technologies and advanced water treatment methods.

More information: CityNet Secretariat, communication@citynet-ap.org

14. Urban SDG Knowledge Online Platform inputs continuous
The Urban SDG Knowledge Platform will focus mainly on city policies and initiatives developed in response to the SDGs and climate change in cities, rather than aiming at providing a comprehensive repository for all policies, initiatives and good practices in cities in Asia-Pacific. It will also draw upon and link to existing knowledge platforms. All member cities and organisations are invited to send their inputs on each city’s best practices.

More information: http://www.urbansdgplatform.org/

15. EU Equi City Project Nagpur, India TBD
CityNet Secretariat is a partner of the EU-funded project coordinated by All India Institute of Local Self Government (AIILSG). CityNet will be providing technical support to developing curriculum for training workshops and participate in one workshop in Nagpur, India to be held in 2017.

More information: http://www.equicity.in/

16. CityNet Congress 2017 Colombo, Sri Lanka 5-8 November
The Congress meeting is a unique opportunity to voice your cities’ challenges and solutions as well as network and form partnerships with other CityNet members, partners, and business leaders. The CityNet Congress 2017 will consist of the 35th Session of the Executive Committee, General Council, Mayor’s Forum/International Forum, the 36th Session of the Executive Committee, technical sessions and site visits. At the General Council, elections will be held for the Main Office Bearers of CityNet for the period 2018-2021, namely President, Vice President (two), Executive Committee (nine, including five full members), Secretary General, Auditor, and Election Committee. We ask all CityNet members to join the General Council and the call for nominations/applications for the positions of Office Bearers will be sent out in the coming weeks.

More information: CityNet Secretariat, media@citynet-ap.org

Website: http://colombo2017.citynetcongress.org/

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