UCLG ASPAC e-Newsletter banner February 2016

PrepCom3: Getting Closer to Habitat III Conference

THE DEMAND for a better urban future is getting stronger and clearer. The agenda for the next 20 years set to pursue sustainable urban development will be unveiled at the Habitat III Conference in Quito. The Preparatory Committee already conducted 3 meetings before the opening of the conference. Surabaya, the second biggest city in Indonesia, proudly became host of the event on July 25 – 27, 2016. Click for more info.

Launching of Cak Markeso Culture Hall Public Space at PrepCom3 

AS bright as the afternoon sun were the smiles of the PrepCom3 delegates, local community, volunteers, and everyone who witnessed the formal launching of a public space at Kampung Ketandan, one of Surabaya’s oldest villages that is located at the heart of the City. Lively music that let the Mayor and delegates dance and sing with the residents, and a stand-up comedy performance by local artists, capped the inauguration of the pavilion. Click here to read more.
Capacity Building on Tourism Development

A cozy café where young people frequently gather and have community activities, Art Space SangNEhang, was the venue for the first Capacity Building on Cultural Tourism Development. The training event was co-organized by UNITAR CIFAL Jeju, Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, and UCLG ASPAC which promotes the role of culture in sustainable development through its Culture Committee. No less than Jeju Governor and UCLG ASPAC President Won Hee-ryong opened the event and welcomed the participants, stating that the workshop “provides opportunities to learn how culture can enrich our lives, and contribute to the environment, tourism, heritage, peace, and education.” He stressed Jeju’s commitment to support other cities and local governments in achieving these goals. Click for more info.

Speak at PrepCom3

Women Mayors Forum, a Parallel Event of the PrepCom3, saw an attendance of more than 400 people. Six women mayors graced the panel and shared their experiences and insights in the discussion which focused on how to enhance the representation and participation of women in leadership positions. Led by Surabaya’s Mayor Tri Rismaharini, the other mayors were: Sally Ante-Lee (Sorsogon, Philippines), Maimunah Mohd Sharif (Seberang Perai, Malaysia), Illiza Sa’aduddin Djamal (Banda Aceh, Indonesia), Irma Juliandres Harilalaina (Fianarantsoa, Madagascar), and Celestine Ketcha Courtes (Bangangte, Cameroon). The Forum was closed by remarks from the Secretary General of UCLG ASPAC.
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Creating Safer Cities Today and Tomorrow

WHEN safety has become the shared goal to achieve cities’ sustainability in the future, there lies a question, what are the indicators of safety? This is surely a fair question considering local authorities are facing different challenges within their respective context. Click to read more.

GUANGZHOU International Award! Find the latest update on this 3rd Award for Urban Innovation. Click here.

was mid-2016 and UCLG ASPAC Secretariat Office once again greeted a new secondee and a new intern who share their interests in local government’s affairs. We welcome Anne, the new secondee from China, and Daris, the new intern from Indonesia. Click to read.
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  • 2 - 3 August 2016 | Siem Reap, Cambodia | DELGOSEA Workshop on Waste Management
  • 23 - 31 August 2016 | Seoul, Republic of Korea | Training on Urban GenerationSite
  • 4 - 13 September 2016 | Seoul, Republic of Korea | Training on Transport (Sustainable Mobility)Site
  • 5 - 8 September 2016 | Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea | 6th UCLG ASPAC CongressSite
  • 12 - 15 October 2016 | Bogota, Colombia | 5th UCLG World CongressSite
  • 17 - 20 October 2016 | Quito, Ecuador | 3rd UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development - Habitat III UN HabitatSite
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