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CityNet condolences for Nepal earthquake victims
The earthquake in Nepal continues to affect thousands of people who have lost their loved ones, places to live, and livelihood. CityNet invites you to support the relief effort for the victims of the devastating earthquake. Donations of any amount would be highly appreciated. The fund will then be transferred to CityNet Nepal National Chapter Office who will assist in distributing to the districts in need of assistance.
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Announcements and Opportunities
Safer Cities Knowledge Exchange Seminar for Asian Cities
From June 24 – 26, the first Safer Cities Knowledge Exchange Seminar for Asian Cities will be hosted by CityNet, UN Habitat and the Seoul Metropolitan Government in Seoul, Korea. The seminar will provide an opportunity for city officials to share best practices in crime prevention and urban safety and to develop a platform for cooperation across the Asia Pacific region. For more information on the training write Sayel Cortes at partnerdev@citynet-ap.org
New dates for the 2nd International Conference on Learning Cities
UNESCO and the Government of Mexico City are now pleased to inform you that new dates for the 2nd International Conference on Learning Cities have been set. It will be held in Mexico City, Mexico, from 28 to 30 September 2015.
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Network News
CityNet Secretary General at Safe Cities Asia 2015
CityNet Secretary General Vijay Jagannathan delivered opening address during the second Annual Safe Cities Asia Conference in Singapore, held from May 12th-14th. On his remarks Mr Jagannathan elaborated on CityNet member support to adopt Smart, Resilient Strategies and he emphasised that investing in making cities safer is a global priority.
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CityNet participates in the Asia Development Dialogue
CityNet Director of Programs Youngmin Chang attended a two-day stakeholders’ dialogue on Enhancing Governance of the Urban Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) sector in Asia, held in Bangkok from May 7-8. The aim of the dialogue is to explore different perspectives on how to design and implement programmatic interventions to develop and strengthen good governance in the WASH sector in urban settings to achieve greater impact in reducing poverty and inequalities.
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CityNet supports the Cities Clean Air Partnership
CityNet Program Officer Sayel Cortes attended the 1st City-Level Training and Consultation for the Cities Clean Air Partnership in Taipei City on April 22-24. Participants shared their air quality policies and learnt the US’ policies on particles. Contact Ms Chee Anne Roño at ritchie.rono@cleanairasia.org about their next workshop.
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CIFAL Jeju – UNEP workshop
CIFAL Jeju Training Center hosted the Training Session on Holistic Waste Management and Eco-Town Models for Sustainable Asia-Pacific Region in Jeju, South Korea from April 28-30, 2015, in cooperation with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
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4th Annual Urban Renewal Conference
The 4th Annual Urban Renewal conference brings together a powerful platform for government authorities and private organisations in discussing and delivering best practices and ideas for renewing and spearheading social, economic and urban transformation for cities.
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Read our new blog on Nepal reconstruction plans
As Nepal moves from emergency aid to the process of long-term reconstruction, local communities, national and city governments, and international actors can learn valuable knowledge from previous responses to disasters in order to replicate successes and avoid making the same mistakes.
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Compendium of Global Good Practices of the PEARL programe
Under the Peer Exchange and Reflective Learning (PEARL) project, CityNet associate member, National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) has brought out nine volumes of good practices under selected urban sectors.
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CityNet Secondment Staff
CityNet Secretariat welcomes the representative from Sidoarjo Regency, Ms Pipin Kurniawaty, as a secondment staff from the city for the period of May to August 2015. Ms Kurniawaty will be one of the key personnel in the Secretariat to actively promote CityNet’s activities and prepare this year’s Executive Committee Meeting in Sidoarjo.
Yokohama Project Office
Condolences to the people of Nepal
CityNet Yokohama Project Office would like to express their deepest condolences and sympathy to the people of Nepal after the devastating earthquake on April 25th, 2015.
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CBARAD-II target groups engage in preliminary discussions
On April 10, 2015, eight official delegates have been identified by the City Government of Iloilo to participate in the study visit to Japan scheduled on June 7-14, 2015. The component groups designated for CBARAD-II have been planning the activity framework for the two year project.
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Second PDM Workshop conducted for CBARAD-II
The first Project Design Matrix (PDM) workshop was held in February this year. On May 21-22, the second PDM workshop was conducted in Iloilo with the stakeholders for all three components. The objective was to finalise the draft to identify specific activities and discuss the operational plans.
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