APUF 6 Session Descriptions

Plenary Sessions

Parallel Sessions

Plenary Sessions

Plenary Session 1

Mayors Round Table “Implementing the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda – The Role of Local Governments”

11:30 – 13:00, Monday, 19 October 2015, Grand Ballroom, Ground Floor

Background: In September 2015 governments across the world gathered at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to approve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and define 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) will be convened in 2016, to reinvigorate the global commitment to sustainable urbanization and to focus on the implementation of a “New Urban Agenda”. Habitat III will be one of the first United Nations global summits following the adoption of the SDGs and will provide a unique opportunity to discuss the important challenge of how human settlements are planned and managed, in order to fulfil their role as drivers of sustainable development.

Experience in implementing the MDGs shows that the achievement of many goals and targets depends on local governments and the engagement of local stakeholders. Hence, the implementation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda will greatly depend on local action and leadership and the ability to develop local partnerships.

Local governments play a crucial role in linking key local stakeholders in territorial development. They are a key part of the state and draw their mandate from their local democratic accountability and from working on the front line, close to citizens and communities. Civil society organizations, the private sector as well as academic organizations are key actors for the implementation of SDGs and their partnership with local governments should be enhanced . In this regard, the “Global dialogue on localization of the Post-2015 Development Agenda” held in Turin in October 2014 recognized the need for multi-stakeholder approaches that will allow all relevant stakeholders to participate in implementation . The Post-2015 Development Agenda will require national commitment to provide adequate legal frameworks, institutional and financial capacity to local governments, to promote local partnerships and to enable the achievement of the SDGs at the local level.

Drawing from the experience in implementing the MDGs, as well as Local Agenda 21 and the Habitat Agenda, the Mayors Roundtable will reflect on the role of local governments and local partnerships in the achievement of the SDGs and the implementation of the New Urban Agenda.

CHAIRPERSON: Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP

RAPPORTEUR: Dr. Bernadia Irawati Tjandradewi, Secretary General, UCLG-ASPAC

PANELISTS:

  • 1. Mr. Arief Rachadiono Wismansyah, Mayor of Tangerang
  • Mr. Romano Reo, Chief Surveyor & Mayor of Betio Town Council & Chairman of Local Authorities of Kiribati
  • Mr. Vinod Chamoli, Mayor of Dehradun & Chair of All India Mayors’ Council
  • Mr. John G. Bongat, City Mayor & City Governor of Naga, Philippines
  • Mr. Kinlay Dorjee, Mayor of Thimphu, Bhutan
  • Mr. S. Ochirbat, Deputy Mayor, Urban development and Investment Issues, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Plenary Session 2
“Financing the Sustainable Urban Development Agenda”

09:00 - 10:30, Tuesday, 20 October 2015, Grand Ballroom, Ground Floor

Background: Cities in the Asia and Pacific region are now the pre-eminent sites of economic growth and wealth creation. It is increasingly evident that urbanization is closely linked to the region’s economic growth and future prospects. The economic contribution of cities to gross domestic product (GDP) is significant and largely responsible for national wealth; the region’s largest and most globalized cities have economies that are greater than those of many countries in the region. In China, cities contribute 74 per cent of national GDP, though they only account for 43 per cent of the population . Similar ratios can be found throughout the region.

Urbanization has contributed positively to lifting millions of people out of poverty, but not all cities are successful, including in terms of attracting and effectively utilizing financial resources, and not all citizens have benefited from this transformation. While some cities in the region have populations and economic productivity equivalent to that of nations and can fund much of the strategic infrastructure they need others struggle for access to the necessary finance to fund existing gaps, let alone invest in the future.

It is essential that national governments more clearly recognize the economic potential of cities, and understand their future role as core national assets. To realize this potential cities require investment and management which fosters efficiency and competitiveness, but finance must also spur inclusiveness and sustainability.

Meeting these challenges increasingly necessitates looking beyond traditional sources of finance. Transformation of the urban economy requires new visions and partnerships spanning national and local government, as well as the private sector and civil society. This requires the mobilizing of finance at multiple scales, including microfinance. Rather than look to a single, and simple model, there is a need to move away from old fiscal models and ‘one-size-fits-all’ approaches. Fiscal models should move towards systems based on clear principles and guidelines which allow room for innovation and adaptation to local circumstances.

This session will therefore explore challenges, opportunities and innovative mechanisms for mobilizing the financial resources required to implement the New Urban Agenda and develop cities in Asia-Pacific in a sustainable and inclusive manner. In particular, changing the present situation requires action at three levels to reduce costs, increase revenues and diversify funding for the development of sustainable cities:

  • Policy and planning systems need (i) better inter-governmental fiscal transfer systems which foster generation of local revenue and reward innovation; and (ii) new types pf urban planning which include structuring financially viable implementation and financing structures from the outset.
  • Project development systems used by these structures need to be made more efficient and capable of reaping the potential benefits of innovation and competition in design, procurement and financing.
  • Long term finance – Infrastructure procurement and management structure need to mesh with the structures of institutional finance to enable custodian institutions to engage in providing long term finance for infrastructure.

CHAIRPERSON: Mr. Michael Lindfield, Senior Director, SMART Infrastructure Facility, Australia

RAPPORTEUR: Prof. Om Prakash Mathur, Senior Fellow & Head of Urban Studies, Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi

PANELISTS:

  • Mr. Joris van Etten, Program Coordinator, CDIA
  • Mr. Irman Boyle, Executive Vice President, Indonesia Infrastructure Financing, Indonesia
  • Ms. Tatiana Gallego-Lizon, Director, Urban Development and Water Division, Southeast Asia Department, ADB
  • Mr. Haifeng Lu, Secretary General, Global Forum on Human Settlements
  • Ms. Kamila Muhamedhova, Senior Research Coordinator, Center for Economic Research, Uzbekistan
  • Mr. K. A. Jayaratne, President, Sevanatha Urban Resource Centre, Sri Lanka

Plenary Session 3

“Towards a People Centered Urban Future”

14:00 – 15:30, Tuesday, 20 October 2015, Grand Ballroom, Ground Floor

Background: Cities are becoming more socially complex over time. Urbanization and sustained economic growth in urban centers have contributed positively to lifting millions of people out of poverty, and in so doing has created the world’s largest urban middle class. Nevertheless the rise of the Asian and Pacific middle classes has not been an all-inclusive process. Urban poverty and vulnerability remains an important agenda for the region. Widening disparities have the potential to undermine social cohesion and consensus, as well as the achievement of key urban development goals and targets.

There is an urgent need across the region to promote more balanced models of growth. Investments in social support structures and social protection systems for the region’s urban population are key to closing existing gaps, as well as emerging inequalities. What is needed is a shift in economic and social policy in which greater investment is made in social capital and urban policy is more strongly oriented towards inclusive growth.

A critical challenge for the countries of Asia and the Pacific is how to pursue a more integrated approach to development; one in which there is “dignity for all, leaving no one behind”, with the full realization of human rights, equality, and social justice. The Asia-Pacific region is rich in terms of many successful examples of participatory development models that have brought about social change. This session will draw upon those lessons, and explore new forms of urban partnership, including social media and technologies, which strengthen communication and participation channels between urban citizens and their institutions.

In the context of rapid social change, increasing diversity and unmet needs, this session will discuss and provide recommendations on how urban centers can be designed, planned and managed in a more inclusive and participatory manner which promotes a people-centered approach to urban development.

CHAIRPERSON: Ms. Shipra Narang Suri, Vice-President of ISOCARP and Chairperson to the General Assembly of Partners (GAP) towards Habitat III.

RAPPORTEUR: Ms. Karibaiti Taoaba, Regional Director of CLGF (Pacific).

PANELISTS:

  • Mr. Wicaksono Sarosa, Founder, Kemitraan-Habitat, Indonesia
  • Mr. Joce Timoty Pardosi, Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia
  • Ms. Vincy Abram, UN Major Group for Children and Youth, India
  • Ms. Somsook Boonyabancha, Secretary-General, Asian Coalition for Housing Rights
  • Mr. Vijay Naidu, Professor & Director of Development Studies, University of South Pacific
  • Ms. Sri Husnaini Sofjan, Senior Programme Administrator & Strategist, Huairou Commission
  • Mr. Tony Newling, Senior Director, Government & Public Sector, Microsoft Asia

Plenary Session 4

“Climate Smart and Resilient Cities”

09:00 – 10:30, Wednesday, 21 October 2015, Grand Ballroom, Ground Floor

While the region’s cities have developed impressive facades this often conceals a range of vulnerabilities. Managing these will provide enormous challenges to ““Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”, as called for in the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals.

The region’s urban environmental challenges are two-fold. While there remain significant existing gaps in waste management, provision of safe sanitation systems, access to potable water, deteriorating air quality, and so on, in the years to come the impacts of a changing climate will add to and intersect with these gaps and vulnerabilities.

It is increasingly recognized that the region’s urban areas need to urgently pursue a sustainability agenda, inclusive of its environmental, economic, social and governance dimensions . Asia and the Pacific is the most affected region in terms of natural disasters and climate change - the frequency and magnitude of which are increasing. The most vulnerable are the urban poor, who are affected disproportionately due to a combination of factors. Pro-poor approaches to resilient and sustainable cities that are holistic, inclusive and participatory are critical in bridging efforts to eradicate poverty while achieving greater sustainability. This is not a trade-off - a key point recognized through the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030.

This session will discuss and provide recommendations on how cities can become more resilient, adaptive to climate change, disasters and other risks, while reducing their own impact on climate change and also contributing to broader poverty reduction and urban sustainability goals.

CHAIRPERSON: Dr. Steffen Lehman, Independent Consultant

RAPPORTEUR: Mr. Emani Kumar, Deputy Secretary General of ICLEI & Executive Director of ICLEI South Asia

PANELISTS:

  • Mr. Shobhakar Dhakal, Associate Professor, Asian Institute of Technology
  • Mr. Nayana Mawilmada, DG of Urban Development Authority, Sri Lanka
  • Y.B. Datuk Wira Hj. Md. Yunos Bin Husin, Exco of Education, Higher Education, Science and Technology, Green Technology and Innovation and Deputy Chief Minister of Melaka, Malaysia
  • Mr. Yap Kheng Guan, Centre for Liveable Cities, Singapore
  • Ms. Suneeta Dhar, Director, JAGORI, India
  • Mr. Tony Chan, Associate Director & Team Leader of Planning, Arup, China

Parallel Sessions

PS-1
Cities & Global Sustainable Development Frameworks: How to Measure Progress?

14:30 – 16:00, Monday, 19 October 2015, Emerald Room, 3rd Floor

Lead Organizer: UNEP

Co-Organizers: UN-Habitat, ICLEI, OECD and Cities Alliance

Topic: The management and development of cities will have an extremely important influence on the achievement of the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a particular impact on SDG#11. Achieving these development goals will rely on cities successfully utilizing urban metrics to help develop solutions to the environmental and socio-economic issues that they face.

Many cities are currently making use of urban metrics; however their influence on policy making remains limited. Barriers to more pervasive and effective use of urban metrics include:

  • Limited capacity within cities to identify, select and utilize useful and relevant metrics.
  • Complex conceptual and technical language that make it difficult for the metrics to be understood and used by various actors.
  • Collection and analysis of data may require extensive infrastructure to achieve.
  • Lack of policy-relevant indicators, and difficulties with applying them to policy and practice.

With the promotion of the concept of integrated urban development through Rio+20 and SDG#11, urban metrics must also be optimized so they are reflective of a holistic approach. This session will focus on the challenges facing successful utilization of urban sustainability metrics, as well as provide examples of successful programs in multiple cities.

Objectives: The main objectives for this session are:

  • Outline the case for the use of sustainability metrics in evidence-based decision making at the city level.
  • Present existing measurement frameworks and identify positive city experiences.
  • Explore the existing barriers, challenges and gaps that prevent effective use of these indicators.
  • Identify the main elements of support that the UN system and other actors can provide to the cities in order to overcome these barriers, challenges and gaps.
  • Link to the scheduled meeting of the IAEG-SDGs (26 – 28 October) on the indicator framework for the SDGs and inform the APUF participants about the proposed indicators for SDG#11 and the other SDGs.

Moderator: Mr. Stefanos Fotiou, Head of the ‘Cities and Lifestyles’ Unit, UNEP

Rapporteur: Sharon Gil, UNEP

Speakers:

  • Mr. Seth Schindler, Lecturer, University of Sheffield
  • Dr. Swati Godbole, Mayor of Jabalpur, India
  • Ms. Mary-Jane Ortega, SEA Executive Committee member, ICLEI
  • Mr. Tadashi Matsumoto, Senior Policy Analyst, Sustainable Urban Development, OECD
  • Mr. Robert Lewis-Lettington, Coordinator (a.i) Leglislation,Land and Governance Branch Leader, Legislation Unit, UN-Habitat
  • Ms. Nguyen Bui Linh, UNDP Programme Officer, Vietnam
  • Ms. Veronica C. Hitosis, Head of Policy and Legislation, League of Cities of the Philippines

Contact persons: Mr. Stefanos Fotiou, UNEP, [email protected]

PS-2
Theme:
Inter-Municipality and Multi-stakeholder Partnership for Sustainable Urban Development in the Asia Pacific Region: Urgency, Challenges and Best Practices

14:30 – 16:00, Monday, 19 October 2015, Ruby Room, 3rd Floor

Topic: Sustainable urban development cannot be achieved by governments alone, be they national or local authorities. It also cannot be left up to the private sector or the communities alone. Such an ideal requires cooperation among various stakeholders: national government, local governments, the private sector, civil society and many other stakeholders. At least three types or levels of cooperation need to be promoted: (1) “vertical cooperation” between national government (and its agencies/ministries) and the city governments; (2) “horizontal cooperation” among local governments, especially but not exclusively among those within any metropolitan region; (3) “multi-stakeholder” cooperation among local/national actors, which commonly include private developers, research centers/universities, civil society/community-based organizations, stakeholder groups, etc.

The urgency of promoting such cooperation primarily stems from the rapidity and the scale of urbanization in the Asia-Pacific region. Issues such as the rural-to-urban migration that has been pressuring many metropolitan areas and large cities must not be left solely for the local governments to address. National governments need to play an active role in mitigating or directing the rural-to-urban migration. And there are many other issues that can clearly show the urgent need for better cooperation between the national and local/city governments. Similarly, also with the growing metropolitan regions as an example, the need for better cooperation among local governments (those who are adjacent to each other or those who face interlinked challenges) cannot be overstated. In the meantime, as many countries in the Asia and the Pacific are democratizing the way they govern their respective countries and cities while at the same time also opening up the markets, civil society and the private sector play a significant and increasingly integral role in urban development.

However, there are many challenges that make building win-win cooperation or partnership easier said than done. Sectoral and territorial egos in combination with the lack of trust among the parties are often cited as the sources of failures in building lasting partnerships. The lack of knowledge on how to build cooperation among parties with different interests is another reason why some cooperation initiatives have stalled. There are many other problems and challenges that need to be overcome. Fortunately, there are good practices and successful examples within the Asia-Pacific region, from which useful practical lessons can be drawn for better implementation elsewhere.

Lead Organizations: Kemitraan Habitat, UN-Habitat, APEKSI

Moderator: Dr. Lana Winayanti, Ministry of Public Works and Housing, Indonesia

Rapporteur: Ms. Ying Gao, UN-Habitat

Speakers:

  • Ms. Erna Witoelar, Kemitraan, Habitat
  • Ms. Yao Yi, Deputy Director, Institute of International Studies, Guangzhou Academy of Social Sciences, China
  • Mr. Nayana Mawilmada, Director General, Urban Development Authority, Sri Lanka
  • Mr. Shahed Khan, International Director, Curtin University School of the Built Environment, Australia
  • Mr. Thomas Melin, UNACLA
  • Mr. Mulya Amri, National University of Singapore

PS-3
Towards Sustainable and Inclusive Urban and Territorial Planning in Asia and the Pacific

14:30 – 16:00, Monday, 19 October 2015, Opal Room, 3rd Floor

Lead Organizers: ISOCARP and Kemitraan Habitat

Co-Organizers: Government of Indonesia, UCLG and UN-Habitat

Topic: Cities in Asia and the Pacific are experiencing intense and unchecked growth, implying the need for appropriate planning tools which will enable the development of more sustainable and livable cities.

As Urban and Territorial Planning has been identified as a key lever of change in the preparatory process of Habitat III, this session will provide participants with the knowledge and frameworks to strengthen their urban and territorial planning systems and policies.

Objectives: The main objectives for this session are:

  • Provide a basis for recommendations on urban and territorial planning to the High-Level Regional Preparatory Committee on Habitat III.
  • Share inspiring planning experiences and practices from Asia and the Pacific.
  • Launch the International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning.

Moderator: Mr. Bruno Dercon, Senior Expert, Asia-Pacific, UN-Habitat

Rapporteur: Ms. Shipra Narang Suri, Vice President, ISOCARP

Speakers:

  • Ms. Tri Rismaharini, Mayor of Surabaya 2010-2015
  • Prof Tommy Firman, Institute of Technology, Bandung, Indonesia
  • Mr. Imam S Ernawi, former DG of Human Settlements of the Ministry of Public Works
  • Mr. Hermanto Dardak, DG of the Agency for Regional Infrastructure Development, MPWH
  • Mr. Johan Silas, Professor, ITS
  • Mrs. Ganewattage Deepani Hemanthi Goonasekera, Chief Executive Officer/National Coordinator, Federation of Sri Lankan Local Govt. Authorities.
  • Ms. Shipra Narang Suri, Vice President, ISOCARP
  • Mr. Bruno Dercon, Senior Expert, Regional Office for Asia-Pacific, UN-Habitat

Contact persons: Kamel Bouhmad, UN-Habitat, [email protected]

PS-4
Valuing Waste, Transforming Cities: Promoting Waste-to-Resource Initiatives in the Asia-Pacific Region

14:30 – 16:00, Monday, 19 October 2015, Sapphire Room, 3rd Floor

Lead Organizer: ESCAP

Co-Organizers: ISWA and Waste Concern

Topic: In the cities of developing countries across Asia and the Pacific, rapidly growing quantities of waste are being generated. An urgent shift towards waste-to-resource approaches is required in order to address this. Typically, the organic fraction of solid waste in these cities averages between 51-65 per cent, with the fraction of recyclable inorganic waste averaging between 26-33 per cent. This presents a considerable and largely untapped opportunity for resource recovery.

Waste-to-resource initiatives offer municipalities alternative ways of treating and disposing of waste. Successful initiatives rely upon strong government commitment, sound operational and financial management, behavior change and community engagement for separation of waste at source, and partnership building with a range of stakeholders. ESCAP, Waste Concern, ISWA and a range of partners have been working to build, promote and support waste-to-resource initiatives in Asia-Pacific cities. This has resulted in new facilities being constructed across the region, as well as a range of community-based initiatives and government-sponsored programs.

In this context, the objective of the session is to reflect on the experiences and lessons learned in promoting waste-to-resource initiatives in Asia-Pacific. The session will explore policy recommendations for governments and the contribution of different stakeholders to these initiatives.

The session will also be used to launch of a new publication by ESCAP and Waste Concern, called Valuing Waste, Transforming Cities, a copy of which will be distributed freely to all those who attend.

Objectives: The main objectives for this season are:

  • Reflect on experiences and lessons learned in promoting waste-to-resource initiatives in Asia-Pacific;
  • Develop concrete recommendations for the advancement of waste-to-resource initiatives in the region.

Moderator: Mr. Donovan Storey, Chief, Sustainable Urban Development Section, ESCAP

Rapporteur: Mr. Joao Aleluia, Project Coordinator, ESCAP

Speakers:

  • Mr. Lorenzo Santucci, Economic Affairs Officer, ESCAP
  • Mr. Abu Hasnat Md. Maqsood Sinha, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Waste Concern
  • Mr. Iftekhar Enayetullah, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Waste Concern
  • Ms. Tuti Hendrawati Mintarsih, Director-General of Hazardous Materials, Waste, and Municipal Solid Waste Management, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Government of Indonesia
  • Mr. Ho De Leong, ISWA Board Member – Regional Development Network Representative and Chairman of Waste Management Association of Malaysia
  • Mr. K. H. Muthukudaarachchi, Director-General, Central Environmental Authority, Sri Lanka
  • Mr. Ngo Hoang Nam, Chairman, Quy Nhon Municipal People’s Committee, Viet Nam
  • Mr. Ngo Huy Liem, Country Director, ENDA Viet Nam
  • Mr. Vivek Agrawal, Managing Director & CEO, Kanak Resources Management Ltd., India, ISWA National Member from India

Contact persons: Lorenzo Santucci, ESCAP, [email protected]

PS-5
Strengthening Commitment Towards Integrated Resource Management in Cities

16:30 – 18:00, Monday, 19 October 2015, Emerald Room, 3rd Floor

Lead Organizer: ESCAP

Co-Organizer: GIZ, ICLEI

Topic: The cities and urban regions of Asia and the Pacific are some of the fastest growing in the world, and their demand for natural resources – the most important of which are energy, water and food - are threatening to soon outstrip supply. A large part of this is attributed to limited collaboration and coordination between levels of government and across sectoral and municipal lines.

The ‘urban nexus’ approach aims to integrate planning and management processes of the key sectors of energy, water and food in an effort to improve the long-term sustainable development of rapidly growing cities in the Asia-Pacific region. This requires the involvement of municipal, subnational, national and supraregional actors and utilities in order to move towards more integrated planning and management of the nexus sectors.

This session will focus on how the project, “Integrated Resource Management in Asian Cities: the Urban Nexus”, implemented by GIZ in partnership with ESCAP and ICLEI has assisted cities and countries in Asia and the Pacific adopt the nexus approach, develop nexus projects and integrate the nexus approach into urban planning.

Objectives: The main objectives for this session are:

  • Outline the concept of the ‘Urban Nexus’, as well as the governance and policy planning mechanisms that can be used to support inclusive, sustainable and resource-efficient cities.
  • Explore the challenges and opportunities in integrating the ‘Urban Nexus’ concept into policy planning and urban development processes.
  • Discuss key recommendations that could enable the successful implementation and institutionalization of the ‘Urban Nexus’ approach into urban planning and management.

Moderator: Mr. Donovan Storey, Chief, Sustainable Urban Development Section, ESCAP and Ms. Ruth Erlbeck, Project Director, GIZ

Rapporteur: Ms. Banashri Sinha, Project Coordinator, ESCAP

Speakers:

  • Mr. Donovan Storey, Chief, Sustainable Urban Development Section, ESCAP
  • Ms. Ruth Erlbeck, Project Director, GIZ
  • Mr. Mas Wedar Haryagung Adji, Acting Head of Subdirectorate of Urban Affairs, BAPPENAS
  • Mr. D. Otgonbaatar, Head of the Project and Cooperation Department, Ulaanbaatar City
  • Mrs. Heni Ari Putranti, Head of Infrastructure and Spatial Planning Division, Tanjungpinang City
  • Ms. Pateharasorn Karatna, Environment specialist, ONEP

Contact persons: Lorenzo Santucci, ESCAP, [email protected]

PS-6
Putting Local and Regional Governments in the Driving Seat for Financing Sustainable Urban Development

16:30 – 18:00, Monday, 19 October 2015, Ruby Room, 3rd Floor

Lead Organizer: CDIA

Co-Organizers: UCLG-ASPAC, CityNet, PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur and the Indonesian Ministry of Home Affairs

Topic: The measures to be agreed in the new Sustainable Development Goals, the New Urban Agenda and the Paris Climate Change Accord will, to a large extent, have to be implemented at the local and regional level. Hence, adequate financing mechanism and a capable subnational system must be in place to put local and regional governments into the driver’s seat of sustainable development.

The Global Taskforce (GTF) of Local and Regional Governments, facilitated by UCLG, calls for an inclusive international governance framework and made six essential hands-on recommendations to make sustainable subnational financing happen.

This session will feature efforts of how Asian cities and countries are already working towards these recommendations, and which synergies and collaborations need to be strengthened in the future.

Objectives: The main objectives for this session are:

  • Discuss experiences and best practice application of the recommendations to help finance local and regional governments in the Asia-Pacific Region.
  • Identify current and potential challenges to financing sustainable urban development.
  • Strengthen the dialog between relevant programs and institutions.

Moderator: Mr. Joris van Etten, Program Coordinator, CDIA and Ms. Bernadia Irawati Tjandradewi, Secretary General, UCLG-ASPAC

Rapporteur: Ms. Eva Ringhof, Social Development Specialist, CDIA

Speakers:

  • Mr. Wilfredo Prilles, City planning and development coordinator of Naga City, Philippines
  • Mr. Zaenal Arifin, Deputy Director of Urban Affairs, BAPPENAS, Indonesia
  • Prof. Om Mathur, Senior Fellow and Head Urban Studies at the Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi
  • Dr. Rabin Hattari, Public Management Economist at the Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Mr. Darwin Trisna Djajawinata, Director of PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (Persero) PT SMI

Contact persons: Eva Ringhof, GIZ, [email protected]

PS-7
Indonesia Poverty Alleviation to Urban Development: A Search for a Welfare Improving Urbanization Model

16:30 – 18:00, Monday, 19 October 2015, Opal Room, 3rd Floor

Topic: Urbanization and growth appear to go together: no country has ever reached middle-income status without a significant population shift into cities. Urbanization is necessary to sustain (though not necessarily drive) growth in developing countries, and it yields other benefits as well. But it is not painless or always welcomed by policymakers or the general public, who may experience rising inequality. In terms of development and growth theory, urbanization occupies a puzzling position. Nevertheless, it is recognized as fundamental to the multidimensional structural transformation that low-income rural societies undergo in order to modernize and to join the ranks of middle- and high-income countries.

In some cases, urban poverty is a substantial problem due to the high urbanization rate of poor. Asia-Pacific countries are facing rapid urbanization in which the poor people try to seek a better opportunity in the city since cities provide better and bigger opportunity. Without skill and knowledge, however, they face huge gaps and barrier to entry particularly in formal sector jobs. Thus, they find any open opportunity, which is mostly in informal sector. Moreover, space and income constraints drive them to live in slum areas, where the situation of poor inhabitants is sometimes worse than in rural areas. The situation of poor city inhabitants is in many cases even worse than in rural areas. Urban poverty conditions are also in part determined by rural conditions and opportunities of job creation in industries.

Urban poverty is also a multi-sector and multi-dimensional issue; hence lawmakers, governments, and urban civil society need to develop hand-in-hand and implement integrated urban poverty alleviation program. The integrated program, which covers provision of urban services, strengthening urban labor market, affordable education/school, and adequate health service including “insurance for the poor” may alleviate the predicament of the poor in the city. For example, Jakarta, as the one of megacities in Asia, has implemented pro-poor policy by applying “Kartu Jakarta Sehat” (Jakarta’s Health Card) and “Kartu Jakarta Pintar” (Jakarta’s Education Card). These programs have been actively targeting urban poor in Jakarta, and helped urban slum dwellers to relocate to government-provided flats.

One of the thematic issues in the new urban agendas is inclusive cities that are concerned with pro-poor, gender, youth, and ageing. Pro-poor urban development is key to address poverty alleviation not only in urban area but nationwide, and globally. There are serious issues in urban poverty and its complex drivers, such as the overall magnitude of urban poverty, formal / informal labor markets and their linkages, proportion of women working and hours worked (particularly high in informal sector), low level of education, as well as migrant workers.

Asia Pacific Urban Forum is an excellent event to share lessons learned and experience in urban poverty alleviation program through integrated approaches to urban development. An essential aspect of ensuring inclusion and meaningful urban poverty alleviation is through the mobilization of excluded groups themselves, whose ability to engage with more powerful stakeholders is greatly enhanced through collective action. Therefore, stakeholders’ participations and involvements in the planning, programming, implementation and evaluation of urban development become one on key element in urban poverty. Governments and other sectors also need to meet them in action.

Lead Organization: Indonesia Ministry of Public Works and Housing

Moderator: (TBC)

Speakers:

  • Indonesia National Task Force for Poverty Alleviation Program (TNP2K)- (TBC)
  • Ministry of Public Works (TBC)
  • Major of Surakarta (TBC)
  • Mr. Kazi Fattah of BRAC (confirmed)
  • Mr. Budi Resosoedarmo – ANU (TBC)

Rapporteur: Pak Bagus Mudiantoro, [email protected]

PS-8
Integrated Urban Water Solutions for Sustainable Cities in Asia and the Pacific

16:30 – 18:00, Monday, 19 October 2015, Sapphire Room, 3rd Floor

Lead Organizer: UN-Habitat

Co-Organizers: ESCAP and AIT

Topic: Cities in the Asian and Pacific region are undergoing rapid economic change and demographic growth, leading to severe strains on ecosystems and natural resources, including water. Ill-conceived, outdated or inexistent water supply and capture infrastructure exacerbates water shortages in large and medium-sized cities alike. Cities also generate runoff and significant amounts of wastewater from household and industrial use: 85 per cent of wastewater of developing countries is discharged directly into surface water bodies without any treatment, and can be considered a “silent disaster” impacting ecosystems, undermining livelihoods and resulting in serious health issues. In addition, changing weather patterns, in particular the increased incidence of extreme weather due to climate change, greatly affects water availability. Periods of drought and flood also imply that governments, municipalities and water providers must think differently about how to supply clean and safe water, while also safeguarding the environment from intense rainfall periods.

Objectives: The main objectives for this session are:

  • Explore the most affordable and appropriate urban infrastructure management practices of relevance to the region, weighing up both centralized and decentralized approaches;
  • Identify policy solutions for the scaling up of eco-efficient techniques and the use of integrated management approaches in urban water supply (this includes rainwater and storm water reuse, wastewater treatment systems etc.);
  • Highlight effective policy steps at both city and national levels for the development of integrated water planning and management;
  • Review the interrelated water challenges faced by cities in the region.

Moderator: Dr. Kulwant Singh, Advisor, Urban Basic Services, UN-Habitat

Rapporteur: Prof. Seungho Lee, Associate Dean, Graduate School of International Studies, Korea University, Seoul

Speakers:

  • Ms. Angelina Victoria M. Ferrer, Unit Head, Baguio Sewage Treatment Plant, Baguio City, Philippines
  • Mr. Kazushi Hashimoto, Adviser, Japan Sanitation Consortium ( JSC)
  • Mr. Noupheuak Virabouth, Deputy-Director-General, Department of Housing and Urban Planning, Ministry of Public Works and Transport, Lao PDR
  • Mr. Ram Deep Sah, Jt. Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development & Chair, National Sanitation and Hygiene Coordination Committee, Nepal
  • Dr. Thammarat Koottatep, Associate Professor, School of Environment, Resources and Development, AIT

Discussants:

  • Mr. Long Chivina, Office Chief of Planning &Technique, Ministry of Public Works & Transport
  • Mr. Batu Krishna Uprety, Expert member, Climate Change Council / Chair, LDC Expert group, Kathmandu
  • Mr. Do Manh Quan, Official, Urban Technical Infrastructure Administration, Ministry of Construction of Viet Nam
  • Mr. Felix Sepp Seebacher, IKMP International Advisor in Hydrology, Spain

Contact persons: Avi Sarkar, UNDP, [email protected]

PS-9
Institutionalizing Inclusive Local Economic Development

11:00 - 12:30, Tuesday, 20 October 2015, Emerald Room, 3rd Floor

Lead Organizer: Cities Alliance

Co-Organizers: CDIA, UCLG-ASPAC, GIZ, UNDP, Oxfam and UN-Habitat

Topic: Cities are engines of economic growth in Asia and the Pacific, and they play a critical role in improving the livelihoods of urban residents and supporting economic development far beyond their boundaries. The ability of local governments to shape inclusive economies and create a livelihood and business-enabling environment will be essential for achieving the post-2015 agenda and implementing the New Urban Agenda. Investments in urban infrastructure, skills and partnership development programs, market and credit access for SMEs, stimulating business and innovation and promoting local products are crucial for inclusive local economic development (LED).

Yet in many cities, a number of institutional barriers prevent LED from working effectively and inclusively. Moreover, inclusive LED strategies in Asia and the Pacific must also account for the predominance of informal livelihoods, with informal employment (including within the formal sector) accounting for 50-90% of all non-agricultural employment. Such forms of employment represent an opportunity, but they are also a source of risk for many vulnerable workers – and thus require a unique set of responses in LED planning.

In this context, this session explores the institutional, legislative and financial frameworks needed for the promotion of effective inclusive local economic development. This includes integrated vertical and horizontal government actions, strong policy and legislative frameworks, a strategically planned LED process, and partnerships between the private and informal sectors.

Objectives: The main objectives for this session are:

  • Strengthen the dialogue on effective, as well as inclusive, LED between national and local governments as well as the private sector.
  • Outline some of the best-practice regional experiences with well-functioning institutional arrangements and actions for promoting inclusive LED in the Asia-Pacific Region.
  • Moderator: Mr. Joris van Etten, Program Coordinator, CDIA

    Rapporteur: Ms. Sarah Reed, Urbanisation Consultant, UNDP

    Speakers:

    • Ms. Lin Lim, Director, WIEGO
    • Dr. Alexander Jachnow, Senior Urban Planning Expert, Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies, Erasmus University
    • Mr. Ashekur Rahman, Sustainable Urban Development Specialist, UNDP Bangladesh
    • Mr. Mohammad Ramdhan Pomanto, Mayor of Makassar, Indonesia
    • Prof. Usha Raghupati, National Institute of Urban Affairs, India
    • Ms. May Elizabeth Segura-Ybanez, Executive-Director, Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Philippines

    Contact persons: Ms. Christine Mayr, GIZ, [email protected]

    PS-10
    Handling Land towards the New Urban Agenda in Asia and the Pacific

    11:00 – 12:30, Tuesday, 20 October 2015, Ruby Room, 3rd Floor

    Lead Organizer: Global Land Tool Network (GLTN), UN-Habitat

    Co-Organizers: The International Federation of Surveyors, the World Bank, ANGOC/Land Watch Asia, Habitat for Humanity, UCLG-ASPAC and the FAO

    Topic: The management of land plays a fundamental role in efforts to improve the physical and social dimensions of development in urban areas. Effective land management by local authorities is critical to successful financing and planning for development.

    In urban and rural areas, a lack of land tenure security has a direct influence on the level of poverty, vulnerability and inequality experienced by poor communities. This lack of land tenure security also negatively impacts local authorities’ ability to ensure organized and coherent urbanization and urban planning. It is therefore vital that land management be central to any meaningful discussions about urbanization in the Asia-Pacific Region.

    This session will examine the critical role of land use planning, land administration/management and land value sharing to the sustainable and inclusive growth of cities in Asia and the Pacific. It will also explore the roles of different stakeholders and partners to underpin the urban SDGs, and the outcomes of Habitat III. It will address a diverse number of issues, look at successful strategies, as well as examine impediments and how to overcome these.

    Objectives:

    • Examine the main challenges, issues and opportunities in securing land tenure for all in the Asia-Pacific Region.
    • Recognize the roles of different land stakeholders in investigating successful practices and identify effective strategies for improved collaboration in Asia and the Pacific.
    • Strengthen the articulation of land issues in the regional and country reports for Habitat III.

    Moderator: Ms. Lowie Rosales-Kawasaki, Human Settlements Officer, UN-Habitat

    Rapporteur: Mr. Nathaniel Don Marquez, Executive Director, ANGOC

    Main Speaker:

    • Dr. David Mitchell, Professor, RMIT

    Panel Members:

    • Ms. Brenda Perez, Habitat for Humanity
    • Mr. Danilo Antonio, Land and GLTN, UN-Habitat
    • Mr. Teo Chee-hai, FIG
    • Ms. Indu Weerasoori, Sri Lanka
    • Ms. Bernadia Tjandradewi, UCLG-ASPAC

    Contact persons: Lowie Rosales-Kawasaki, UN-Habitat, [email protected]

    PS-11
    City-wide Upgrading and Participatory Planning Techniques

    11:00 - 12:30, Tuesday, 20 October 2015, Opal Room, 3rd Floor

    Lead Organizer: ACHR

    Co-Organizer: Indonesia Urban Poor Network (Uplink)

    Topic: In 2009 the Asian Coalition for Housing Rights (ACHR) established the Asian Coalition for Community Action (ACCA) Program, with the objective to support community-led housing development and settlement upgrading in 214 cities in 19 Asian countries. The ACCA Program has helped to achieve city-wide development improvements by promoting links and partnerships between community networks, city authorities and other development partners. By utilizing an integrated approach, through establishing a community development fund, conducting community mapping, performing small upgrading activities and undertaking larger housing development projects, the ACCA Program has demonstrated a new model for solving housing development problems in a systematic and city-wide way.

    This session will explore the positive impacts of the ACCA Program. It will also demonstrate the benefits of transitioning from a project-based approach to a continuing process that will improve partnerships and participatory governance through real action, leading to immediate changes on the ground.

    Objectives: The main objectives for this session are:

    • Present how the ACCA Program is helping to achieve city-wide upgrading to housing across Asia.
    • Demonstrate how and why the city-wide upgrading process will lead to improved partnerships between communities and government bodies.
    • Outline the importance of community development funds, community mapping, participatory planning, community construction and community organization and networking for inclusive and sustainable development processes.
    • Link the ACCA Program’s city-wide approach to the actions of Habitat III.

    Moderator: Ms. Ariel Shepherd, ACHR.

    Rapporteurs:

    • Ms. Wardah Hafidz, Coordinator, UPC and UPLINK, Jakarta
    • Ms. Somsook Boonyabancha, Secretary-General, ACHR

    Participants:

    • Ms. Wardah Hafidz, Coordinator, UPC and UPLINK, Jakarta
    • Ms. Lumanti Joshi, Program Manager, Lumanti Support Group for Shelter, Nepal
    • Mr Mohamet Younus, Manager, Urban Resource Centre, Karachi
    • Mr. Khondaker Hasibul Kabir, Community Architect & Senior Lecturer, BRAC University, Bangladesh

    Contact persons: Ms. Somsook Boonyabancha, ACHR, [email protected]

    PS-12
    Resilience 1 – Building Disaster Resilience in Cities in the Asia-Pacific Region

    11:00 - 12:30, Tuesday, 20 October 2015, Sapphire Room, 3rd Floor

    This is the first part of a two-part Resilience discussion. The second part is PS-16 , detailed below.

    Lead Organizer: UN-Habitat

    Co-Organizer: UNISDR, Mercy Corps, Oxfam, World Vision and RMIT University

    Topic: Across Asia and the Pacific, cities are increasingly investing in measures that increase resilience. This is in response to increased needs on the ground, national government priorities that place greater emphasis on resilience, and global frameworks that are designed to support cities, countries and regions to adopt policies and measures that improve their resilience. However, without sufficiently inclusive approaches, resilience-building measures could exacerbate inequality.

    Panelists representing government, civil society, donors and cities will introduce the global frameworks, the concepts of inclusive resilience and the challenges cities face; as well as the perspectives of national governments, donors and academics and their experiences with the resilience-building process. The session will especially consider small and medium-sized secondary cities, where population growth is often greatest and the capacity to respond is weakest.

    This session will examine the more ‘macro’ issues of resilience; including understanding the global context, and hearing from the perspectives of national governments, donor agencies, and civil society working on advocacy; and will discuss how inclusivity can be integrated into national and global discussion. This will be expanded upon in the following session, where the discussion will focus on ‘inclusive’ resilience.

    Moderator: Ms. Laids Mias-Cea, Cities and Climate Change Initiative (Asia-Pacific) Coordinator, UN-Habitat

    Rapporteur: Mr. Liam Fee, Technical Advisor, Cities and Climate Change Initiative, UN-Habitat (Bangkok)

    Speakers:

    • Dr. Raditya Jati, Deputy Director for Disaster Risk Reduction, Indonesia, UNISDR
    • Ms. Lilian Mercado, Deputy Global Director, Advocacy and Campaigns, Oxfam
    • Dr. Richard Friend, Director, Regional Office, ISET
    • Dr. Khurshid Zabin Hossain Taufique, Director, Urban Development Directorate, RAJUK, Bangladesh
    • Mr. Saengroaj Srisawaskraisorn, Team Lead, Climate Change Adaptation Program, USAID-RDMA

    Contact persons: Mr. Liam Fee, [email protected]

    PS-13
    Climate Change Mitigation in Asia’s Cities; Low Emissions Development, Resource Efficiency and Sustainable Production and Consumption.

    16:00 – 17:30, Tuesday, 20 October 2015, Emerald Room, 3rd Floor

    Lead Organizer: UN-Habitat

    Co-Organizers: UNDP, UNEP, GIZ and ICLEI

    Topic: The rapid economic development, population and spatial growth in Asia-pacific has been transformative in lifting millions of people out of poverty, but at the same time has created a number of complex and pressing challenges. While Asian cities occupy only 2-3% of land area, they are home to almost 50% of the region’s population, and create 75% of GDP. However, they also generate 60-80% of the region’s emissions and 75% of solid waste.

    In the context of important global decisions on SDGs and CoP21, the session seeks to enhance understanding of approaches that are being taken at regional, national, city and micro scale to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and move cities towards a low emissions development trajectory. The participants in the session represent a diverse range of stakeholders, including city and national government, UN agencies, bilateral donors and the private sector.

    In particular, the session will consider the governance and political economy components of applying mitigation approaches and technologies in cities. Some of the questions to be discussed include how can national governments in developing countries support sustainable production and consumption approaches? How can cities mainstream low emissions development planning? And how can the private sector play a role in supplying low cost renewable technologies?

    Objectives: The main objectives for this session are:

    • Highlight the urgent need for action to mitigate the causes of climate change through resource efficiency and sustainable consumption and production.
    • Recommend actions to be taken on climate change mitigation, and ensure they are included in the APUF Call for Action.
    • Share perspectives and processes from various actors regarding the delivery of effective climate change mitigation measures.

    Moderator: Mr. Liam Fee, Technical Advisor, Cities and Climate Change Initiative, UN-Habitat (Bangkok)

    Rapporteur: Ms. Sharon Gil, Cities and Lifestyles Unit, UNEP-DTIE

    Speakers:

    • Mr. Bima Arya Sugiarto, Mayor of Bogor, Indonesia
    • Ms. Samantha Anderson, Senior Advisor, Sustainable Cities and Climate Change, UNDP China
    • Alexandra Linden, Cluster Coordinator for Capacity Development and Outreach (GIZ)
    • Ms. Laksmi Dhewanthi Rustiawan, President of the APRSCP & Senior Advisor to the Minister on Industry and International Trade, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Government of Indonesia

    Contact person: Liam Fee, UN-Habitat, [email protected]

    PS-14
    Sustainable Transport and Infrastructure in Asia and the Pacific

    16:00 – 17:30, Tuesday, 20 October 2015, Ruby Room, 3rd Floor

    Lead Organizer: SLoCaT

    Co-Organizers: Clean Air Asia, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy

    Topic: Urban transport and infrastructure will play a crucial part in the development of sustainable cities in Asia and the Pacific. Bottlenecks related to financing, implementation and governance are hampering efforts to increase resilience and reduce emissions in the region’s cities.

    Transport policy is also critical to both inclusive and resilient cities. Many of the region’s rapidly growing urban areas face paralysis and rising emissions because of poor transport and infrastructure choices that have locked in carbon-intensive urban forms and functions. Small and medium-sized cities, although growing very fast, receive very little investment in transport to facilitate more sustainable urbanization. It is critical that as they grow they do not repeat the mistakes of the region’s most polluted and congested cities.

    This session aims to analyze the principle transport and infrastructure challenges faced by cities in the region. It will do this by providing an overview of transport challenges as well as some targeted best-practice solutions. Experts will also highlight how these challenges will respond to key 2015-2016 global processes, including the adoption of the SDGs, a new climate agreement and the Habitat III Agenda.

    Objectives: The main objectives for this session are:

    • Increase awareness regarding the key role of sustainable urban transport for global policies on sustainable development and climate change.
    • Highlight the best-practice methods concerning freight and passenger transport in Asia and the Pacific for urban policy makers.
    • Analyze the key bottlenecks in the development of sustainable infrastructure in Asia-Pacific cities.
    • Present policy recommendations to accelerate the scaling-up of sustainable transport in Asia and the Paci
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    Moderator: Ms. Glynda Bathan, Deputy Executive Director, Clean Air Asia

    Rapporteur: Ms. Chee Anne Roño, Program Manager, Clean Air Asia

    Speakers:

    • Ms. Madan Bandhu Regmi, Transport Division, UN-ESCAP
    • Mr. Emani Kumar, Deputy Secretary General of ICLEI & Executive Director of ICLEI South Asia
    • Mr. Yoga Adiwinarto, Institute for Transportation Development and Policy
    • Dr. Paul Barter, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore
    • Ms. Glynda Bathan, Deputy Executive Director, Clean Air Asia
    • Mr. Tonny Setiono, Ministry of Transport, Indonesia
    • Ms. Chee Anne Roño, Clean Air Asia
    • Mr. Lixin Wan, Shanghai Daily, P.R. China

    Contact persons: Mr. Cornie Huizenga, SLoCaT Partnership, [email protected]

    PS-15
    Safer Cities and Public Spaces for Women’s Empowerment

    16:00 – 17:30, Tuesday, 20 October 2015, Opal Room, 3rd Floor

    Lead Organizers: UCLG-ASPAC and the Huairou Commission

    Co-Organizer: UN-Women

    Topic: The proposed post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals and the new urban agenda highlights the importance of safe cities through the improvement and promotion of public spaces. In most cities and regions, particularly in developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region, this remains a challenge. Making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable is attached to the interventions needed to achieve gender equality and to uphold the rights of women, as well as children, who are most affected by the low quality and level of safety in public spaces and infrastructures.

    This session on safer cities, public space and women’s empowerment will shed light on how local governments and other stakeholders can deliver public spaces that are for everyone, especially women, and that are safe, lively, and part of the community’s identity. Specifically, it will identify the obstacles and gaps that cities and local governments must address to put the issue at the centre of their development. It will highlight partnership strategies, good practices, approaches and innovations that have made positive impacts in cities around the region. It will also discuss the indicators to measure commitments made.

    Objectives: The main objectives for this session are:

    • Discuss the experiences, strategies and food practices that can be used to promote safe cities and improve the quality of public spaces, with a focus on women’s empowerment.
    • Identify a set of actions that aims to raise awareness regarding safe public spaces for all, and empower the role of women in the process.

    Moderator: Ms. Sri Husnaini Sofjan, Senior Program Administrator and Strategist, Huairou Commission

    Rapporteur: Dr. Bernadia Irawati Tjandradewi, Secretary-General, UCLG-ASPAS

    Speakers:

    • Ms. Lajana Manandhar, Executive Director, LUMANTI Support Group for Shelter, Kathmandu
    • Ms. Illiza Sa’aduddin Djamal, Mayor of Banda Aceh, Indonesia
    • Mr. Aldrin C. Cuña, City Administrator, Office of the Mayor - Quezon City, Metro Manila
    • Ms. Katherine (Cookee) Belen, National Project Officer, UN Women Safe Cities, Manila
    • Dr. Bernadia Irawati Tjandradewi, Secretary-General, UCLG-ASPAC
    • Mr. Hugua, Mayor, Wakatobi Regency, South-Eastern Sulawesi, Indonesia

    Contact persons:

  1. Sri Husnaini Sofjan, Huairou Commission, [email protected]
  2. Bernadia Irawati Tjandradewi, UCLG-ASPAS, [email protected]

PS-16
Resilience 2 – Building Resilience and Inclusion in Asia’s Cities

16:00 – 17:30, Tuesday, 20 October 2015, Sapphire Room, 3rd Floor

This is the second part of the dual resilience session.

Lead Organizer: ACCCRN

Co-Organizers: Mercy Corps Indonesia, the Rockefeller Foundation, 100 Resilient Cities, ADB, USAID, ISET Vietnam, TARU India and Zurich Insurance

Topic: Across Asia and the Pacific, cities are increasingly investing in measures that increase resilience. This is in response to increased needs on the ground, national government priorities that place greater emphasis on resilience, and global frameworks that are designed to support cities, countries and regions to adopt policies and measures that improve their resilience. However, without sufficiently inclusive approaches, resilience-building measures could exacerbate inequality.

Panelists representing government, civil society, donors and cities will introduce the global frameworks, the concepts of inclusive resilience and the challenges cities face; as well as the perspectives of national governments, donors and academics and their experiences with the resilience-building process. The session will especially consider small and medium-sized secondary cities, where population growth is often greatest and the capacity to respond is weakest.

Following on from the discussion regarding the issues and global perspectives of resilience, this session will focus on inclusivity in cities, hearing perspectives from city planners and civil society on how to make resilience-building actions at the city and community level inclusive, transparent and accountable.

Moderator: Dr. James Jarvie, ACCCRN Network Director, Mercy Corps

Rapporteur: Mr. Paul Jeffery, Country Director, Mercy Corps Indonesia

Speakers:

  • Mr. Purnomo Sasongka, Deputy-Director, Semarang Development and Planning Agency, Indonesia
  • Dr. Darryn McAvoy, Leader of the Climate Change Adaptation Program, RMIT
  • Dr. Phong Tran, Technical Lead – Vietnam, ISET
  • Dr. Pakamas Thinphanga, Senior Scientist, ISET
  • Mr. Gopalakrishna Bhat, Director, TARU Leading Edge Consulting

Contact persons: Ratri Sutarto, ACCCRN, [email protected]