Month: June 2023

Visit to China: Congress Preparation and Support to Cities

May 22-30, 2023 | UCLG ASPAC Secretary General and Secretariat Team members visited China for the preparation of the 9th UCLG ASPAC Congress. The visit to Yiwu City, the host of the upcoming Congress, explored exciting opportunities to be developed in the Congress. UCLG ASPAC delegates also paid a visit to the Chinese People’s Association …

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Mayor Satoko Kishimoto of Suginami: Working for the Local People

MAYOR Satoko Kishimoto of Suginami ward, Tokyo, is the first female mayor of the 600,000 inhabitants. Many said she has broken a 90-year-long tradition. She won her election in June 2022, by a margin of 187 votes. What’s more interesting, prior to the election, Mayor Kishimoto had been living in Belgium for over a decade; …

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LEAD for SDGs: National Conference, Local Reporting and Monitoring, Fostering Collaboration for Implementation

June 14, 2023 | UCLG ASPAC LEAD for SDGs, a project co-funded by the European Union (EU), organised the National Conference on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Islamabad, Pakistan, June 14, 2023. The event served as a platform to accelerate the implementation of the SDGs Agenda 2030 and empower local governments for inclusive and sustainable …

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GCoM National Workshop in Malaysia: Green Technology and Innovations to Accelerate Access to Climate Finance

June 14-15, 2023 | Malaysia – UCLG ASPAC, host of the GCoM Southeast Asia, supported the organisation of a two-day workshop on Climate Finance for Malaysian Cities from June 14 to 15, 2023. The workshop was organised under the GCoM Asia Project, funded by the European Union, in collaboration with the Islamic Banking and Finance …

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Early Bird Deadline Approaching: The 6th Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation

THE 6th Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation (Guangzhou Award) has been open for applications from all cities and local governments around the world since February 2023. Apply before the early-bird deadline (July 31, 2023) to receive feedback and advice on improving your submissions! The Guangzhou Award recognises innovation in improving social, economic, and environmental …

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Gyeonggi Announces Blueprint for ‘Gyeonggi GPT’ in Active Response to Advent of Artificial Intelligence

GYEONGGI Province is planning to incorporate generative artificial intelligence (GPT) into its policies. The Province will establish a dedicated organisation to pursue systematic utilisation measures such as those pertaining to public debate, legislative research, idea discovery, and administrative innovation. Gyeonggi Province will introduce administrative services, such as an artificial intelligence call centre, and integrate GPT …

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