2018 GDPC Evaluation Committee Meeting Date: Nov. 27th (Tue), 2018 Venue: KRIHS 5-1 Meeting Room Theme: 2018 Global Development Partnership Center Evaluation Committee The Global Development Partnership Center(GDPC) of the KRIHS hosted 1st 2018 GDPC Evaluation Committee at KRIHS 5-1 meeting room in November 27. The Committee members are Kim Sung Ho(Director of Overseas Construction Policy Division, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport), Park Joong Min(Deputy Director of Development Cooperation Division, Ministry of Strategy and Finance), Koh Young Sun(Executive Director of Center for International Development, Korea Development Institute), Lee Sang Min(Chief Director of Department of Global Transport Cooperation of the Korea Transport Institute), Lee Jung Wook(Director General of International Business Office, Korea Land & Housing Corporation) and Seong Jang Hwan(Director of Global Cooperation Land and Housing Institute). On the KRIHS side, Kang Hyun Soo(President of KRIHS), Park Se Hoon(Director of GDPC) and 11 GDPC staffs attended in this committee. At the meeting, GDPC’s achievement in 2018 were reviewed and operation plans for 2019 were discussed. In order to improve the quality of GDPC activities for international development and global networking, committee members suggested following recommendations: 1) to establish the information database of developing countries, 2) to build sharing system to connect related organizations, 3) to strengthen local networking in developing countries to enhance project effectiveness, 4) to create incentive policies to encourage researchers to join international development projects and 6) to utilize KRIHS’ expertise and practices on national territorial and urban development. GDPC will plan and implement effective strategies for international cooperation and global partnership reflecting suggestions and implication from the evaluation committee meeting.
2018 KOICA-UNESCAP-KRIHS Capacity Building on Spatial Data and Technologies Date: Oct. 29th (Mon) ~ Nov. 10th(Sat), 2018 Venue: Courtyard Marriott Seoul Namdaemun (3rd Floor) and KRIHS Theme: 2018 KOICA-UNESCAP-KRIHS Capacity Building on Spatial Data and Technologies From October 29(Mon) to November 10(Sat), the Global Development Partnership Center (GDPC) of the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS), Korea International Cooperation Agency(KOICA), and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific(UN-ESCAP) co-hosted 2018 KOICA-UNESCAP Capacity building on spatial data and technologies for urban planning and disaster management, which is the second year of the invitational training program. It is aimed to share Korea’s knowledge and experiences on urban disaster prevention and management, disaster information sharing platform and prediction technology and GIS application for sustainable urban development. The participants are 19 government officials, who are in charge of disaster management and spatial technologies in Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. In this program, 19 trainees are from the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan, the Ministry of Innovative Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan and other relevant organizations and lecturers and staff from KRIHS and universities. The program includes lectures, advisor meeting, site visits on urban development and disaster management and cultural experiences on weekends. The opening ceremony was held at Courtyard Marriott Seoul Namdaemun on the 31st of October with warm welcoming remarks made by the president of KRIHS, Kang Hyun Soo. He stated that Korea’s urban disaster management policy and disaster prediction and reduction technologies could be delivered and applied to participant countries’ policy establishment and implementation. Also he closed the remarks by saying that this program would build strong foundation for continuous cooperation between KRIHS, UNESCAP and Central Asian countries. The senior research fellow, Sakong Hosang suggested that each country could cooperate with KRIHS in various ways including expert consultation. It is expected that this training program could be a good opportunity to develop capacity building measures on spatial technologies and establish network between Korea and participant countries.
2018 KRIHS-IDB Urban Development Academy (KIUDA) Date: Oct 15th (Mon) ~18th(Thur), 2018 Venue: Seoul Lotte Hotel(37th, Garnet Suite) Theme: The 4th KRIHS-IDB Urban Development Academy (KIUDA) for high-ranking government officials from LAC countries The Global Development Partnership Center (GDPC) of the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS) held The 4th KRIHS-IDB Urban Development Academy (KIUDA) jointly designed by the KRIHS and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) from October 15th (Mon) to 18th (Thur) in Seoul Lotte Hotel(37F, Garnet Suite). Among the 19 participants in the program were the Vice Minister of Ministry of Habitat and Local Development in Dominique and other 16 high-ranking officials from 11 countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Dominique, Ecuador, Honduras, Panama, Peru and Uruguay) and 2 staffs from IDB. The KIUDA is aimed to share current issues and experiences on national territorial and urban development. From the opening ceremony in October 15th, the 4-day lasting KIUDA included lectures on Korea national planning, urban development policies, housing, metropolitan management and smart citie and site visits including urban Seoullo 7017, Cheonggyestream for urban regeneration and Seoul Transportation Operation and Information Service (TOPIS) for urban management and smart cities, which provided applicable measures to developing countries. In the closing ceremony, participants explored detailed measures of trilateral cooperative projects among KRIHS-IDB-LACs based on the discussions during the last 4 days. The director of the GDPC in KRIHS, Sehoon Park suggested developing KIUDA in depth and building strong relationship between Korea and LAC countries for the future. The Vice Minister of the Ministry of Housing and Territorial Ordering, Juan Vasquez impressed with the Korean rapid growth after the Korean war and expressed gratitude to KRIHS for sharing Korean urban development know-hows. After the workshop, it is expected that KRIHS and IDB will develop mutual cooperation to discuss Korea ODA projects and technical cooperation on urban and housing issues in LAC countries. Closing Ceremony (Oct 18th), Seoul Lotte Hotel
2018 KRIHS-IDB Urban Development Academy (KIUDA) : Opening ceremony for the invitation program for high-ranking government officials from Latin America hosted by KRIHS and IDB Date: Oct 15, 2018 Venue: Lotte Hotel, Seoul Theme: Opening ceremony for the invitation program for high-ranking government officials from Latin America hosted by KRIHS and IDB The Global Development Partnership Center (GDPC) of the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS) hosted the opening ceremony of KRIHS-IDB Urban Development Academy (KIUDA) for 17 high-level officials from 11 countries, jointly designed by the KRIHS and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Lotte Hotel in Seoul. This workshop is the fourth of the 3-year program jointly organized KRIHS and IDB. The KIUDA has dual meaning, which is to “build” solid relationship between Korea and LAC countries and “build” potential and capacity of urban development by knowledge exchange. Among the participants in the program were the Vice Minister of Ministry of Habitat and Local Development in Dominique, the Executive President of National Institute of Housing and Urban Development in Costa Rica, the Commissioner of National Commission of Housing and Human Settlements in Honduras and other 14 high-ranking officials from 11 countries. In the opening ceremony, the President of the KRIHS, Hyunsoo Kang suggested introducing Korea's experiences and strategies and sharing LAC countries’ knowledge and advice in urban sector, emphasizing rapid urbanization in both Korea and LAC countries. Also he highlighted this program will be a good chance to explore new ideas beyond the political, social, and institutional differences between Korea and LAC countries. The senior specialist in IDB Andres Blanco welcomed Peru and Ecuador as new members in the 4TH KIUDA program and suggested active participation to find applicable solutions to each country considering Korea best practices. In addition, he encouraged to discuss cooperative measures among IDB, KRIHS and participant countries. On behalf of the government guests, the deputy mayor of Panama City, Juan Vasquez and the Vice Minister of Dominica, Sina del Rosario extended expectation and appreciation to KRIHS and IDB, who organized the program. Afterwards, the director of the GDPC in KRIHS, Sehoon Park introduced research agendas and achievements of GDPC and suggested topics and areas where mutual collaboration and cooperation would be pursued in the future. Andres Blanco addressed the implications from Korea's development and how they would be applied to LACs and mentioned that the areas including Korea’s territorial plan, new town policy, free economic zone and smart city should be discussed and shared through the KIUDA program. In addition, previous fruitful outcome from cooperation between KRIHS and LAC countries was introduced. After the opening ceremony, the senior advisor of the KRIHS, Sungsu Choi introduced Korea's experience on economic and territorial development process, and the director of KRIHS, Wonsup Lee explained Korea’s territorial development frame and its history and strategies. During the Q&A session, participants asked questions on Korean territorial development process relevant to each country issues. During the country report presentation session, LAC countries addressed current status and challenges of each country in the urban sector. Most of the LAC countries pointed the common problems of reckless development and its side effects responding to rapid urbanization, and frequently emphasized sustainable urban development planning. During the coming 4-day program with lectures, site visits and discussions, KRIHS, IDB and LAC countries are going to share Korea’s territorial planning, urban and housing development experiences and discuss measures for the future cooperation. It is expected that this program would be a great opportunity to develop strong mutual cooperation.
2018 KRIHS-WBG Joint Workshop on Balanced Spatial Development Date: Sept 17th (Mon) ~20th(Thur), 2018 Venue: The Westin Chosun Seoul (2nd Floor) Theme: 2018 KRIHS-WBG Joint Workshop on Balanced Spatial Development The Global Development Partnership Center (GDPC) of the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS) held 2018 KRIHS-WBG Joint Workshop on Balanced Spatial Development from September 17th (Mon) to 20th (Thur) jointly designed by the KRIHS and World Bank in the Westin Choson Seoul. The 4-day workshop was attended by the Minister of DR Congo and 35 people including 26 government officials and practitioners from 11 countries (Egypt, Tunisia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Bhutan, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Slovakia, Romania, Argentina and Colombia) and 10 World Bank Staffs. Under the theme of regional balanced development and development of underdeveloped regions the workshop is aimed to share policies, background, operation measures and examples of national balanced development in participant countries through presentations and group discussion and apply to developing countries to minimize gaps between them. Also in relation to the 40th anniversary of KRIHS, it is expected that this workshop would be a good opportunity to share KRIHS‘ history and vision with foreign and local organizations and build network to spread research outcome and find out new demand. The program including lectures, site visits, group discussion, presentation and Visioning Exercise brought opportunities to explore challenges and solutions on unbalanced development in participants’ countries. Through this program, it is expected to build cooperative partnership between Korea and participants’ countries for the future. At the closing ceremony, the Director of GDPC, Sehoon Park expressed gratitude to all the participants from 11 countries and encouraged to solidify continuous cooperation between KRIHS and participant countries after this workshop. Also Peter Ellis, the World Bank’s Lead Urban Economist highlighted national balanced development led by the central government, the role of local government and prompt judgement. He also expected sustained trilateral cooperation among KRIHS, World Bank and participant countries. On behalf of the participants, the Minister of Decentralization and Institutional Reforms in DR Congo, Azrias Manywa Ruberwa stated that this workshop was very helpful and suggested discussing applicable measures with government officials in depth. In addition, he emphasized regional balanced development policy as a global issue considering the leadership of political leaders and relevant research organizations.
2018 KRIHS-ADB Sustainable Urban Development Policy & Practice: Opening Ceremony Date: September 3 (Mon) – 7 (Fri), 2018 Venue: Ruby Hall (22nd), The Plaza, Seoul Theme: 2018 KRIHS-ADB Sustainable Urban Development Policy & Practice: Opening Ceremony The Global Development Partnership Center (GDPC) at the Korean Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS) held the opening ceremony for ‘2018 KRIHS-ADB Sustainable Urban Development Policy & Practice’ from September 3 (Mon) to 7 (Fri) at the Plaza in Seoul. The participants are 12 government officials from 6 Asian countries including Bangladesh, Cambodia, Georgia, Indonesia and Sri Lanka and 7 ADB staffs. This joint workshop is to share Korea knowledge and experience in the field of urban and territorial policy, urban disaster management, and smart cities and discuss how to apply them to each participant country. In the opening ceremony, Jinkyu Chung, the Director of KRIHS highlighted the importance of urban management responding to rapid urbanization and mutual cooperation to share knowledge for sustainable development, which can be utilized for policy development and management. In addition, he encouraged participating countries and ADB to make following projects by sharing experiences and developing policy consultation under this program. The senior urban development specialist of ADB, Christian Walder introduced major projects in the ADB urban development sector and suggested active participation of each country. This program includes lectures, discussions and relevant site-visits for sharing a variety of Korean experience and exploring future collaborations among Korea, Asian countries, and ADB. Also it is expected that this workshop would become a great opportunity to develop strong cooperative relationship and continuous cooperation with Asian countries and ADB.