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Participate in the International Forum on Urban Policy for the SDGs

The International Forum on Urban Policy for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) organized by UN-ESCAP, SMG, and CityNet from June 8 to 10, will gather 300 participants, over 30 speakers in Seoul to share and learn on the role of the cities to implement the SDGs. See the program and register at: http://urbansdgplatform.org/seoulforum/  

Announcements and Opportunities

Workshop on inclusive economies in cities in Southeast Asia
CityNet encourages its member cities in the ASEAN region to participate in a workshop entitled “Inclusive Economies in Cities in South East Asia” to be held on 10-11 May 2016 at the Chatrium Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, held by Oxfam GB in collaboration with CityNet, UCLG ASPAC and WIEGO. More>>

Last Call for CityNet Services Applications!
Faced with an urban problem and need to improve your current solutions? CityNet offers CityNet Services to help its members achieve sustainable urbanization. Through this program, you and your city can receive great mentoring from other local governments and urban experts, visit good practice sites, and foster new city-to-city cooperation. Deadline for the applications is on May 10, 2016!  More>>

Call for cities for ISO 37120 certification
CityNet and the World City Council Data (WCCD) are implementing a joint program that will help accredit CityNet members and their local data systems become ISO certified. The ISO 37120 Certification, a pioneering global standard for city indicators, provides a comprehensive list of 100 indicators that enables cities to measure and compare their social, economic, and environmental performance in relation to other cities around the world.  More>>
Register to the World Cities Summit 2016
Themed Liveable and Sustainable Cities: Innovative Cities of Opportunity, the 5th World Cities Summit will be held in conjunction with the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) and CleanEnviro Summit Singapore (CESS) on 10-14 July 2016 in Singapore.  

Training program in Innovative Governance of Large Urban systems
The next training module of the EPFL’s Executive Master in the Innovative Governance of Large Urban Systems (IGLUS) is going to take place in Seoul, South Korea, from 6th to 17th of June 2016. Scholarships are available for highly qualified candidates in a management capacity.   More>>

Network News

PFS on local IT development in Sidoarjo
CityNet, Korea Local Information Research & Development (KLID), and Sidoarjo Regency have agreed to cooperate to contribute to local informatization and sustainable urban development. The first activity was a pre-feasibility study conducted in several villages in Sidoarjo Regency to collect data of the local informatization development plan. An LoA has been signed to symbolize a partnership that will help many and produce new synergies between Sidoarjo Regency, CityNet and KLID in the years ahead. 
Can Smartphones Create Safer Cities?
CityNet Secretariat held its first webinar on 19th April underlining initiatives for making cities and neighbourhood safer through mobile apps. Dr Kalpana Viswanath, the founders of an app – SafetiPin – explained how this app helps New Delhi become safer. The webinar could potentially lead to the adoption of the app in other cities within the CityNet network.  More>>

Workshop on transportation strategy for Asian cities
Continuing its partnership with Seoul Human Resources Development Center, CityNet held a fruitful workshop on transportation on April 4-8 in Seoul, attended by 13 city officials across Asia Pacific. This workshop offered a unique opportunity to explore Seoul’s transport values namely people-oriented traffic, sharing scheme and environmentally friendly.  
A pioneering approach to urban air quality management in Asia
Clean Air Asia launched the Guidance Framework for Better Air Quality in Asian Cities that equips countries and cities in the region with the knowledge and direction needed to effectively reduce air pollution, mapping out the steps and actions to be taken by national and local-level policymakers and decision-makers to improve air quality.  More>>

Welcome new CityNet Secretariat team members
CityNet Secretariat welcomes the representative from Taipei City, Ms. Fan-Yu Hung, as a secondment staff from the city for the period of April to October 2016. In addition, Ms. Heesoo Joo has also joined the team as the coordinator for the upcoming Executive Committee Meeting. Join us in welcoming our new team members!   

CityNet Yokohama Project Office

Exhibit Team Plans for DRR Information and Exhibit Center

The Jubilee Hall of Iloilo has been chosen to be the venue to host the first DRR Information and Exhibit Center in the Philippines. The Design Team Iloilo met seven times in March to discuss the content of the DRR Information and Exhibit Center which is planned to be opened by October 13th, 2016.   More>>

MDRRM Planning Workshop in Patnongon, Antique, Philippines
On March 22nd, CBARAD II stakeholders from Iloilo shared their lessons learned in DRRM during the workshop on DRRM Planning with the Municipal DRRM Council members of Patnongon. This workshop was organised upon the invitation of a Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteered assigned in Patnongon, Antique.   More>>

Disaster Prevention Education and Awareness Workshop concludes
CityNet Yokohama Project Office has been conducting Disaster Prevention Education and Awareness Workshop in Nepal since June 2015 with the help of Plus Arts targeting teachers to develop effective educational tools for children on disaster education. The final workshop attended by school teachers from Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur and Sankhu introduced innovative methods for teaching disaster risk reduction techniques through games.  More>>
CityNet Yokohama Project Office welcomes new staff
CityNet Yokohama Project Office welcomes two new staff, Ms. Yuko Abe, the Director of Project Administration, and Mr. Masaaki Taniguchi, the Director of Project & Public Relations. Ms. Abe is dispatched from the City of Yokohama where she was engaged in the health promotion section and the elderly welfare section. Mr Taniguchi worked for the City of Yokohama and had implemented policies and projects.  More>>

Taipei to host the 9th CityNet Disaster Cluster Seminar
CityNet Disaster Cluster Committee wishes to announce that the 9th CityNet Disaster Cluster Seminar and Symposium will be hosted by Taipei from September 22-24, 2016. All CityNet Disaster Cluster members will receive an official invitation and program by July. Participation will also be open to all CityNet members. More>>

Mechanism for CSWDO PWD coordination during disaster response
In the light of the frequent fire occurrences in Iloilo City due to the prolonged El Niño effects, City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) - Persons with Disability Affairs Office (PDAO) saw that some of the victims are Persons with Disabilities (PWDs). Thus, PDAO and its Coordinators considered possible assistance and support they could provide to their members.  More>>

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