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2019 KRIHS-ADB Sustainable Urban Development Policy & Practice: Opening Ceremony

  • 2019-09-27
  • GDPC

2019 KRIHS-ADB Sustainable Urban Development Policy & Practice

Date: September 2 (Mon) – 6 (Fri), 2019

Venue: Maple Hall (4th), The Plaza, Seoul

Theme: 2019 KRIHS-ADB Sustainable Urban Development Policy & Practice


The Global Development Partnership Center (GDPC) at the Korean Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS) held the opening ceremony for ‘2019 KRIHS-ADB SustainableUrban Development Policy & Practice’ from September 2 (Mon) to 6 (Fri) atthe Plaza in Seoul. The participants are 14 government officials from 6 Asiancountries (Fiji, Georgia, Indonesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, and Uzbekistan) and 12 ADB staffs. This joint workshop is to share Korea’s knowledge and experience in the field of urban and territorial policy, urban infrastructure (water supply and sewage and solid waste treatment), and smart cities and discuss how toapply them to each participant country.


In the opening ceremony, Dr. Se Hoon Park, 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 experience and developing policy consultation under this program. The senior urban development specialist of ADB, Mr. Virinder Sharma introduced major projects in the urban development sector of ADB and suggested active participation of each country. ​


This program includes lectures, site visits and group discussion for sharing a variety of Korean experience and exploring future collaboration among Korea, Asian countries, and ADB. Also, it is expected that this workshop would become a great opportunity to develop strong cooperative relationship with Asian countries and ADB.


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