This is a presentation on current status of CAREN network, for the Seventh session of the SPECA Project Working Group on Knowledge-based Development, held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, on 16 to 17 June 2015.
The Fifth Regional Workshop was attended by more than 120 participants from China, India, Indonesia, Mongolia, Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam. Participants included representatives from city governments, including 9 mayors and vice-mayors, representatives from national ministries of participating countries, private sector enterprises, academic experts, and representatives of international organizations, multilateral development banks and foundations.
On the occasion of the Fifth Regional Workshop on Integrated Resource Management in Chiang Mai, Thailand, the representatives of the ten partner cities announced and committed the Nexus Partnership Declaration.
The Fifth Regional Workshop was organized from 17-19 June in Chiang Mai Thailand. Eight sessions over three days and a field trip focused on key issues such as: " Relevance of the Nexus for the region", "Challenges and Opportunities in Urban Nexus Initiatives", "Reviewing experiences in adopting the urban nexus", "National-Local Dialogue and Policy Recommendations" and "Mainstreaming the urban nexus within a regional context".
Day One was mainly dedicated to reviewing the experiences from Thailand in adopting the urban nexus.