East and Northeast Asia The 19th Korea-China-Japan Trilateral Local Government Exchange Conference Successfully Held in Ulsan, South Korea On August 28, the 19th Korea-China-Japan Trilateral Local Government Exchange Conference was successfully held in Ulsan City, Republic of Korea, co-hosted by Governors Association of Korea (GAOK) and Ulsan Metropolitan City. Over 500 delegates from 34 cities in Korea, 44 cities in China, and 37 cities in Japan attended the conference and had discussions on the theme of “Promoting Regional Development in Northeast Asia through New Paradigms.” The Conference consisted of various sessions including exchange meetings, exhibit halls, site visits, etc., promoting exchanges and cooperation among local governments. The Trilateral Local Government Exchange Conference has been held since 1999 in order to seek ways to promote substantive exchanges and cooperation among local governments. It is co-hosted by GAOK (Korea), CPAFFC (China) and CLAIR (Japan), all members of UCLG ASPAC, alternately in three countries annually. The 20th Conference will be held in Kaifeng, China in 2018.
Pacific KiLGA Empowers Local Economic Development (LED) The power of local in economic development has been quietly recognized by Kiribati Local Government Association (KiLGA). KiLGA conducted a training session of Strategic Plans for Local Economic Development and invited Island Project Officers (IPOs) from all 23 Councils in Kiribati for two weeks. The session talked about the importance of LED for the council communities and how to use SWOT analysis in LED Planning. At the end of the session, the IPOs were encouraged to implement the skills they have learned by completing new LED projects and submitting assessment to KiLGA. The training’s main objective was to develop capacity of IPOs in drafting and submitting project proposals to prospective donors, such as New Zealand, Australia, and Canada through online application.
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS Newsletter | Volume 27 | May - October 2017
UCLG ASPAC Newsletter Volume 27 Edition May - October 2017