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Building Resilience and Effective Governance of Emerging Cities in ASEAN

Joint LKY School – Oxfam Regional Conference

Public Plenary: Session One and Two

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As Asia embarks on being the engine of global growth in the 21st century, the role and importance of emerging cities will expand. These cities will become the incubators of transformative and ground-breaking ideas and innovation.

To deliver this very important role, emerging cities would need effective governance and capability to build their resilience in responding to the different challenges and opportunities. This would develop their competitiveness and strengthen their position to contribute extensively to their country’s economic, political and social targets.

Jointly organised by Oxfam and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKY School), this Asia Development Dialogue conference brings together 40 mayors coming from the emerging cities in 4 ASEAN nations (Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam) to discuss the challenges faced in building resilience capacities and ensuring effective governance. Leading experts will be invited to share their thoughts and ideas, and introduce innovations that have been developed to address some fundamental governance and public service delivery issues. Through inclusive learning, the conference opens up a continuous and healthy dialogue, exchanging best practices, collaboratively presenting and developing solutions and fostering cooperation. At the end of the conference, a strengthened network of mayors coming from these secondary cities is formed.

Conference Objectives

1. To strengthen a network of mayors from secondary cities in Southeast Asia

2. To build knowledge and understanding on urban resilience issues facing secondary cities in Southeast Asia

3. To highlight the role of technology in urban management

Conference Features

As an activity celebrating LKY School’s 10th anniversary, the conference will feature a panel discussion of the different experts to discuss capacity and readiness to address urban issues. A case study featuring reflections on the post-Typhoon Haiyan, and how it changed the mindset towards disaster preparedness and resiliency will open the conference. Presentations on the CityNext by Microsoft would provide the participants with an overview of how information and communications technology (ICT) standards can be applied to improve governance and public service delivery. Simulation games related to urban resiliency will be conducted on the second day to allow participants reflect, understand and learn from their city’s experiences, as well as the other cities.

Through inclusive learning, the conference opens up a continuous and healthy dialogue, exchanging best practices, collaboratively presenting and developing solutions and fostering cooperation. At the end of the conference, a strengthened network of mayors coming from these secondary cities is formed.

Participants

Around forty mayors from the emerging cities of the 4 ASEAN countries (Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam) and experts from various sectors are invited to this conference.

Public Plenary

The opening plenary session of the conference on 31 March (morning) is open to the public – including students, faculty, specialists from both public and private sectors and non-government and civil society organisations.


Conference Focal Points (from LKYSPP)

McRhon Banderlipe I
Senior Executive

Vignesh Louis Naidu
Research Associate
 

Zha Jie
Executive
 


Date:
Monday, 31 March 2014
Time:
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Venue:

Lobby,
Oei Tiong Ham Building,
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy,
469C Bukit Timah Road,
Singapore 259772

RSVP:
Please send an email to to confirm your participation for the public plenary on 31 March (morning).

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