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Join the CityNet 2018 Program Activities

As we welcome the beginning of 2018, CityNet Secretariat has prepared a series of activities that will be conducted throughout the year. We look forward to the active participation of all members and partners for the success of each activity. The list of activities are among the outcomes of the 2017 CityNet Congress that was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka that built to the four-year Medium Term Plan activities. Find out more of each activity by contacting the CityNet Secretariat.

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Congratulations to Dato’ Maimunah Mohd Sharif: the new UN-Habitat Executive Director
CityNet congratulates Dato’ Maimunah Mohd Sharif for the new appointment as the Executive Director of the UN-Habitat. Dato’ Maimunah is the former Mayor of Municipal Council of Penang Island, one of CityNet Executive Committee members. CityNet will ensure continuing support and cooperation with UN-Habitat, and we look forward to the exciting engagements between the two organisations.

Unlocking the Potential of Local Leadership for Sustainable Urban Development

In collaboration with the Seoul Metropolitan Government, CityNet will organise a high-level forum on urban solutions to implement the New Urban Agenda at the upcoming 9th World Urban Forum to be held in Kuala Lumpur, at 11:00-13:00 as part of the Listen to Cities Room. The discussion will focus on the role of cities in the implementation of NUA and the SDGs while at the same time sharing experiences in localising the SDGs. Panelist will include high level representative from CityNet, Kuala Lumpur City Hall, Jakarta, Cities Development Initiatives Asia, C40, and Seoul Metropolitan Government. Please contact CityNet at or to join this discussion or for more information. We look forward to your participation!
Improving Urban Planning for Regenerative City Development
What are the challenges and opportunities for One Belt One Road (OBOR) country cities to implement SDGs and New Urban Agenda from city perspective? According to UN statistics, by 2050, more than 3.39 billion people of OBOR countries will be living in cities, with 350 million people moving to cities every year. With the rapid urbanization, the regenerative city development in OBOR countries has great influence on the SDGs implementation globally. CityNet will be presenting at the discussion organised by the World Future Council as part of the World Urban Forum’s networking session on Thursday 8 February, from 9:00-11:00 in room 403 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center.
2017 CityNet Congress video coverage
CityNet Congress has been successfully delivered in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 5-8 November with participation of over 300 guests from around the world. It also marked the 30th anniversary of the network. CityNet has now started to focus on implementing the plans and key decisions laid out during the Congress. Check out how the event proceeded through this brief video coverage.
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CityNet Yokohama Project Office
HELP-O and PIEDAR to present during 22nd CITYNET Japan Forum 
CITYNET Yokohama Project Office has been working with HELP-O and PIEDAR on Community Based Solid Waste Management projects in Galle and Islamabad since 2017. While the target groups are different, both projects have introduced various initiatives to raise awareness, reduce, reuse and recycle waste including segregation, profiling waste, and awareness raising activities in the communities and schools. The forum expects to share the details of the project to the public in Yokohama.
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