• 9
    Jun
    09:30 – 10:30 - GMT/UTC+8 (CST)

    Culture Committee

    UCLG ASPAC Culture Committee was established in 2015 with the goal to promote culture as the fourth pillar of sustainable development in the Asia and Pacific region. 

    It aims to influence policy formulation, facilitate knowledge sharing of cultural policies and exemplary practices, and establish an active culture network in the region. The works of Culture Committee focuses on five themes: Culture and Environment; Culture, Urban Planning and Public Space; Governance of Culture; Culture and Economy; and Heritage, Diversity, and Creativity.

    SPEAKER

    Young Kwon Ko

    Lt. Governor of Political Affairs
    Jeju Special Self-Governing Province

    Jordi Pascual

    Coordinator
    UCLG Culture Committee

    Alec Mapalo

    Baguio City
    Tourism Officer

    Hyeong-Woo Kang

    Head of Culture and Arts Team
    Jeju Special Self-Governing Province

    Dwayne Samarista

    Head of Cultural Planning
    Makati City

    Juan Carlo Medina

    Mayor
    Vigan City



    10:30 – 11:30 - GMT/UTC+8 (CST)

    Standing Committee of Women in Local Government

    In order to enhance the number of women’s participation in the UCLG Council, efforts have been made by the Secretariat to support this focus. Cities Alliance agreed to support UCLG ASPAC’s plan on strengthening women in local governments. UCLG ASPAC Secretary General as a member of the UN-Habitat Advisory Group on Gender Issues (AGGI) is actively involved and engaged in the Advisory Group representing Asia Pacific region.

    To operate the Standing Committee, Banda Aceh Lady Mayor Illiza Saa’dudin Djamal is currently the chair the Committee. She replaced Dr. Felicity-Ann Lewis who has ended her term as mayor of Marion City, Australia. The first meeting of the Standing Committee members was held in October, in conjunction with the Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF) in Jakarta

    SPEAKER

    Zhang Yajie

    Vice Chair
    Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Guangzhou Committee

    Dr. Bernadia I. Tjandradewi

    Secretary General
    UCLG ASPAC

    Stephany Uy-Tan

    City Councilor
    Catbalogan City

    Hemanthi Goonasekera

    Chief Executive Officer
    Federation of Sri Lankan Local Govt. Authorities



    12:30 – 13:30 - GMT/UTC+8 (CST)

    South and Southwest Standing Committee

    The Committee of South and South-West Asia was formed to strengthen cooperation amongst members and partners in this sub-region. The Committee is responsible for ensuring the effective implementation of UCLG ASPAC’s activities in South and Southwest Asia. The work of the Committee will be coordinated via the New Delhi Office and in Islamabad Office which will be established in the first quarter of 2016.

    SPEAKER

    Ashok Kumar Byanju Shrestha

    President
    UCLG ASPAC

    Hemanthi Goonasekera

    Chief Executive Officer
    Federation of Sri Lankan Local Govt. Authorities

    Ravi Ranjan Guru

    Deputy Director General
    All India Institute of Local Self Government



    12:30 – 13:30 - GMT/UTC+8 (CST)

    Southeast Asia Standing Committee

    The Local Government Unit of Iriga City in collaboration with the UCLG ASPAC, aims to acknowledge the efforts of all the frontline workers from different sectors engaged in the unending battle against COVID -19. Moreover, the magic of volunteerism and people’s participation from the government to the community seems inaccessible due to restrictions hence, the ability to offer dynamic and unselfish service, and organise diverse active participation are somehow unexpected and heroic. Therefore, this event will showcase initiatives, best practices and inexplicable support services from the community. 

    The meeting is held as part of the South East Asia Committee of UCLG ASPAC. It will also highlight the activities of the Committee including the ASEAN Mayors Forum.

    SPEAKER

    Ashok Kumar Byanju Shrestha

    President
    UCLG ASPAC

    Dr. Bernadia I. Tjandradewi

    Secretary General
    UCLG ASPAC

    Madelaine Alfelor

    Mayor
    Iriga City

    Dr. Maulana

    Vice Mayor
    Jambi City

    Noraini Roslan

    President
    Klang Municipal Council

    Anang Saptoto

    Digital Practitioner
    Yogyakarta Urban Farming



    13:30 – 14:30 - GMT/UTC+8 (CST)

    Committee on Circular Economy

    Committee on Circular Economy has aims for promotion & action towards circular pathways as an approach to sustainable, circular and just transition of member local authorities on UCLG ASPAC.

    SPEAKER

    Dr. Bernadia I. Tjandradewi

    Secretary General
    UCLG ASPAC

    Ravi Ranjan Guru

    Deputy Director General
    All India Institute of Local Self Government



    14:45 – 16:15 - GMT/UTC+8 (CST)

    UCLG ASPAC Financial Management Committee Meeting (Invitation Only)

    This meeting is only for UCLG ASPAC Financial Management Committee Members. 

    SPEAKER

    Ashok Kumar Byanju Shrestha

    President
    UCLG ASPAC

    Dr. Bernadia I. Tjandradewi

    Secretary General
    UCLG ASPAC



    16:30 – 17:30 - GMT/UTC+8 (CST)

    HDP Nexus Committee

    There are two main implications of establishing HDP Nexus Committee under UCLG ASPAC. First, the implementation of HDP Nexus Committee will motivate the LGAs (Local Government Associations) or Institution’s members in the Asia-Pacific region to exchange knowledge and information on bilateral and multilateral Official Development Assistance (ODA). 

    Second, building HDP Nexus Committee as a local government level platform in the Asia Pacific region will prompt the leader of each member local government and all key stakeholders to commit more seriously and play an active role in tackling urgent global challenges such as disaster, climate change, international conflicts, and many other humanitarian crises. This will not only help strengthen the capacity of each actor but also bring member countries practical results which address urgent global challenges across the HDP Nexus.

    SPEAKER

    Dr. Bernadia I. Tjandradewi

    Secretary General
    UCLG ASPAC

    Sokundara Pok

    Secretary General
    National Association of Capital and Provincial Councils, Cambodia (NACPC)

    Sung Gyu Kim

    President
    KAIDEC

    Choul-jin An

    General Manager
    Gyeonggi Provincial Government



    16:30 – 17:30 - GMT/UTC+8 (CST)

    Belt and Road Local Cooperation Committee

    The UCLG ASPAC Committee on the Belt and Road Local Cooperation (BRLC) was jointly established by Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and Hangzhou Municipal People's Government within the framework of the United Cities and Local Governments Asia Pacific (UCLG ASPAC). BRLC was inaugurated in May, 2017 during thematic session on People-to-People Connectivity at the first Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing with its secretariat located permanently in Hangzhou.

    Since the establishment, BRLC has set a series of goals and tasks based on its “openness, cooperation, sharing and win-win” mission. Based on the UCLG ASPAC, BRLC is committed to making efforts in integrating the Belt and Road Initiative into local governments and building a cooperative platform featured by experience and resources sharing and mutually-beneficial and win-win situation in economic development, cultural education, urban and rural governance and many other fields through practical exchange and cooperant projects and activities of different forms. So far, BRLC totally has 83 members from 31 countries.

    SPEAKER

    Ashok Kumar Byanju Shrestha

    President
    UCLG ASPAC

    Dr. Bernadia I. Tjandradewi

    Secretary General
    UCLG ASPAC

    Jiang Fang

    Vice President
    Hangzhou Lindong New Energy Technology Co., Ltd.

    Professor Dr. Alan Simpson

    Landscape Architecture and Urban Forestry
    Leeds Beckett University

    Prof. Claudio Boër

    Honorary Chairman Swiss Sino Chamber of Commerce
    Former Vice - President SUPSI

    Du Shigen

    Deputy Secretary General
    Belt and Road Local Cooperation Committee

    Kyösti Oikarinen

    Former Mayor
    City of Oulu and Co-president of BRLC

    Dr. Xiong Ying

    Senior Economist
    Hangzhou Urban Planning Consulting Expert



    10
    Jun
    12:45 – 14:15 - GMT/UTC+8 (CST)

    The First Congress of UCLG ASPAC Tourism Committee

    The UCLG ASPAC Tourism Committee has established during the Executive Bureau Meeting on 9th September 2021. The Xi’an Municipal People’s Government initiates the Tourism Committee within UCLG ASPAC. Its members will be member cities and local governments of UCLG ASPAC, tourism cities along the Silk Road, and sister cities of Xi’an.

    The principle of the Committee is to promote harmonious development, exchanges, and mutual learning of tourism, promote exchanges and cooperation between members and tourism cities along the Silk Road and promote the coordinated development, mutual benefit, and win-win situation and solutions of cultural tourism among cities. As known to all, tourism is one of the world’s most important economic sectors. It boosts economies and enables cities to thrive. Therefore, the Committee helps to ensure that tourism regains its position as a provider of decent jobs, stable incomes, and the protection of our cultural and natural heritage.

    SPEAKER

    Dr. Bernadia I. Tjandradewi

    Secretary General
    UCLG ASPAC

    Li Mingyuan

    Mayor
    Xi'an Municipal People's Government