Public Symposium on the Implementation of SDGs-Role of Technology, Partnership and City-to-City (C2C) Cooperation for Building Resilient and Sustainable Societies
2 Feb 2018 - 3 Feb 2018
Toyota City, Japan

UNCRD and Toyota City organized the public symposium to address the role of technology, partnership and C2C cooperation for building resilient and sustainable societies in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The symposium was attended by 180 participants including governments, academia, private companies, citizens, nongovernmental organizations and nonprofit organizations.

Organizers: Toyota City and UNCRD
Supporting Organizers: Cabinet Office of Japan, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Ministry of the Environment of Japan, ICLEI Japan

Programme
13:00 Opening session
Welcome remarks: Mr. Toshihiko Ota, Mayor of Toyota City
Opening remarks: Mr. Choudhury Rudra Charan Mohanty, Environment Programme Coordinator/Expert, UNCRD/UN DESA

13:15 Keynote Speech: Ms. Hiroko Kuniya, Board Member, Renewable Energy Institute

14:00 Panel Discussion Session I: Asian City-to-City (C2C) Cooperation on Human Resource Development, Knowledge Exchange
and Environmental Education in Asia
Moderator: Mr. Takashi Otsuka, Director, ICLEI Japan
Panelists: Bandung City, Toyama City, JICA Chubu, Toyota City

15:15 Break

15:30 Panel Discussion Session II: Building Resilient and Sustainable Societies Using New Technologies and Partnerships
Moderator: Prof. Masaki Umejima (Advisory Board, the Toyota Connecting Societies Demonstration Promotion Council)
Panelists: Bandung Institute of Technology; UNCRD; Chulalongkorn University; Toyota Motor Corporation; Toyota City

16:50 Closing Remarks: Mr. Toshihiko Ota, Mayor of Toyota City



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