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2017 Asia Pacific Cities Summit & Mayors' Forum

GSEF is joining the APCS (Asia Pacific Summit & Mayors' Forum) taking place in Daejeon, South Korea 10-13 September.

On the 12th (Tue), GSEF secretary general Laurence Kwark is presenting at the session on ''local solutions to global challenges: Making our cities and communities more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable (to make) cities as part of the solution to sustainable development'' organised by UNOSD (United Nations Office for Sustainable Development). Laurence will focus on the role of SSE as a tool and public policy to localise SDGs through the case of Seoul. The session will be held on the third day of the forum (12th) at Daejeon Convention Center (DCC), Room 1F.

To find out more about the session including panelists and their topics of presentations, please refer to the table below as well as a concept note (attached). 

Name of Speaker

Title

Mr. Jean D’Aragon

Sustainable Development Expert, UNOSD, Incheon

Local solutions to global challenges: Making our cities and communities more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable (to make) cities as part of the solution to sustainable development

Mr. Sung-hwan Son

Advisory Ambassador for Green Climate Fund Cooperation, Incheon City

Sustainability with Open Data and Sharing Economy

Ms. Meng Xin

Director of International Department of JiaCui Enviromental Promotion Center / SUC Programme Management Center, Beijing, China

Introduction of the Sustainable Urban Development and Liveable Garden Community Programme/SUC Programme

Mr. Li Xiang

Head of International Department of JiaCui Enviromental Promotion Center/ SUC Programme Management Center, Beijing, China

Development& Application of Guidelines for Sustainable Cities and Communities in China under the Framework of SDG 11

Ms. Laurence Kwark

Secretary General, Global Social Economy Forum (Gsef)

SSD (Social Solidarity Economy) as a tool and public policy to localize SDGs: the case of Seoul Metropolitan Government

* ''The Asia Pacific Cities Summit (APCS) and Mayors' Forum is an event initiated by Brisbane City Council. It was first held in 1996 and has been held biennially since 1999, the venue alternating between the City of Brisbane and cities awarded to host the event in the Asia Pacific Region. Recognized as the region’s leading business and government forum for managing cities and urban development, APCS provides a dynamic and interactive platform for participants to exchange knowledge, identify a common agenda, develop shared solutions, improve city governance across the Asia Pacific region and ensure sustained prosperity. Now in its 11th summit, the 2017 Asia Pacific Cities Summit and Mayors’ Forum (2017APCS) will be held in Daejeon on 10 September, 2017(Sun) to 13 September, 2017(Wed)''. To find more about the APCS check out the website here.