CityNet reaches out to new partners, brings new prospects for partnerships

CityNet welcomes the year meeting potential partners and raising prospects for further collaboration for CityNet members.

On 11 January, CityNet met with officers at the Asian Forest Cooperation Organization (AFoCO) and drew out potential areas of collaboration.

During the meeting, CityNet and AFoCO presented their organizational profiles and shared initial plans for 2023. AFoCO is a treaty-based intergovernmental organization that promotes cooperation towards achieving the shared SDGs and regional and global forestry objectives.

CityNet invited AFoCO to share its expertise in CityNet’s events like the 8th Asia Pacific Urban Forum and at the 43rd Executive Meeting. AFoCO presented its Earth Garden Program, a capacity development program on urban forest management.

AFoCO committed to share urban related best practices on forest management at the Urban SDG Knowledge Platform. CityNet and AFoCO expressed their intentions to come up with concrete action plans this year.

Moreover, CityNet is closely coordinating with Seoul Waterworks to come up with an international training program on urban water management. CityNet and Seoul Waterworks have cooperated in a series of annual international cooperation programs, but it was cut short due to Covid-19. As a next step, CityNet and Seoul Waterworks will meet in February to finalize the plan.

Also known as ARISU, Seoul Waterworks is one of the major providers of free tap water in South Korea.


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CityNet and Seoul Human Resource Development Center are inviting city officers and local authorities to the online Training Programme on Low Carbon Built Environments and Sustainable Development Goals on April 24-May 12, 2023.

Learn about Seoul’s low-carbon practices in buildings, public transport, energy, and climate finance. Get to know our cities in #Asia developing solutions towards a low-carbon city. Exchange ideas with your peers and share your action plans.

Complete the Application Form at this link,

The deadline for Registration is on March 31, 2023, Friday.

See you in April!
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