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UCLG ASPAC e-Newsletter banner February 2016

HEAD NEWS
2nd UCLG Retreat and Campus: Connecting Ideas, Redefining Actions


FOLLOWING the success of last year’s edition, the UCLG Annual Retreat and Campus brought for the second time representatives of UCLG sections, regions and committees. From reshaping the programme of the upcoming UCLG World Congress in Bogota, to contemplating a question like “what we would miss if UCLG did not exist?”, the retreat has paved the way for a more resilient UCLG network. See our report here.


 

2016 UCLG ASPAC CONGRESS

Jeollabuk-do: Feel Your Journey

 

Jeollabuk-do: Feel Your Journey

YOU have heard of it: The 2016 UCLG ASPAC Congress is set to take place in Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea, on 5-8 September 2016. What you might not have heard of, is the reasons why you should visit this beautiful province. To answer this, we invite you to watch a video that will take you to a virtual trip to Jeollabuk-do. From its breath-taking sceneries and heritage richness, to its surprising story of being the place where the famous Hallyu – or Korean Wave – was actually born, you will find a plenty of reasons why you should visit Jeollabuk-do. Wait no longer, watch it here and join us in Jeollabuk-do in September this year!

 
Territorial Approaches to Local Development:
A Paradigm Shift in Policy-Making

 

 
AS a political process, decentralization has existed for decades. In Asia, a number of countries have some history of decentralization and democratization, while others have had little experience. Unfortunately, over the years, many reforms that followed decentralization failed to promote local development because they were not designed to do so. With decentralization has been done mostly top-down, local authorities are generally not well-prepared. This resulted in failures in the implementation of local programmes. Read more
New Report to Look into Indonesia’s Strategy on Supporting the Implementation of  Post-2015 Agenda

Policy Forum on Development


IN an effort to identify channels to improve the participation of civil society organizations and local authorities in the implementation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda, a collaborative group is set to commence an Inception Report on Indonesia.
 
The main idea is that civil society organizations (CSO) and local authorities (LA) play critical roles to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the development – thanks to their know-how in delivering social services to citizens. Therefore, supporting their work becomes essential in the success of development. Read more

'Block by Block': Community Engagement for Better Public Spaces


Minecraft gameUCLG ASPAC, UN-Habitat and the Surabaya City Government will embark on a unique public space project to be held in Surabaya, Indonesia, early this year. ‘Block by Block’ is the first of its kind, a unique project compared to so many others, due to the participatory nature in which local communities have the opportunity to contribute to the public space design process.
 
What makes ‘Block by Block’ even more special is the way the consultation with the community is carried out. In collaboration with the company  ‘Mojang’ –the creator of the computer game ‘Minecraft,’ this game will allow community members to use virtual ‘digital interlocking toy bricks” to construct their own public space designs during a three-day workshop, which will be held early next month.
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BEST PRACTICES ON GENDER EQUALITY

Taking a Lead towards Gender Equality: The Case of Quezon City, Philippines

 
WITH gender equality is still a huge issue in many Asian and Pacific countries, Quezon City, Philippines, celebrates gender mainstreaming in various dimensions. 
 
Quezon, the most populated city of the Philippines archipelago and part of Metropolitan Manila, created a Gender and Development (GAD) Resource and Coordinating Office in 2002, then signed the Quezon City Gender and Development Code in 2004. Quezon has successfully developed Gender Mainstreaming in all of its departments over the years. Read more
 

MEMBERS NEWS

 

Pangkal Pinang: Inspired by Global Connections

 
IN the time where international dynamics strongly touch a city’s daily life, Pangkalpinang City of Indonesia took the initial step to build its global network. Seeing how the international dimension of UCLG ASPAC brings opportunities to its global outreach, the city is eyeing for an active participation in the organization.
 
“Our participation in UCLG ASPAC is part of our efforts to have a wider, and more colorful look of the world,” said Pangkalpinang Mayor, Muhammad Irwansyah
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NEWS FROM THE SECRETARIAT


It's a Wrap: UCLG ASPAC Interns Bid Farewell



AFTER a few months of an exciting internship journey at the UCLG ASPAC Secretariat, four of our interns finally packed their suitcases, leaving Jakarta with full of memories and learning experiences. Leila Cabiac from France and Brendan Webster from Australia spent their last week at the Secretariat, still with full of energy and enthusiasm – as if they just started their internships.

Early this month, UCLG ASPAC also waved goodbye to Heather Mofflin and Roma Xiong from Australia.
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      UPCOMING EVENTS

  • 3 – 4 Mar 2016 | Hanoi, Vietnam | 7th High-Level Seminar on Environmentally Sustainable Cities – Redesigning toward the 2030 Agenda | Site
  • 23-24 Mar 2016 | Salatiga, Indonesia | Urban Transport Network Forum
  • 18-22 May 2016 | Jeju, Republic of Korea | UCLG ASPAC-CIFAL Jeju Training on Developing Capacities on Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)Site
  • 5 7 May 2016 | New Delhi, India | First Session of UCLG ASPAC Executive Bureau 2016 and Third South Asian Cities Forum Site
  • 26-27 May 2016 | Kazan, Russia Federation | UCLG Executive Bureau MeetingSite
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