The 8th Asia-Pacific Urban Forum [Parallel session]

Unlocking the Potential of VLRs: Building Sustainable Cities through Local Action and Follow-up and Review Processes

23 October 2023, 01:30pm - 03:00pm

This session aimed at fostering knowledge exchange and sharing experiences of good practices regarding the utilisation of VLRs as a means to structure the follow-up and review processes of the 2030 Agenda at the local level. Through this session, participants had the opportunity to delve into the practical aspects of implementing VLRs and explore their impact on local sustainable development efforts. The session featured a deep-dive discussion led by experts and practitioners experienced in developing and implementing VLRs in the Asia-Pacific region. Participants gained insights into successful ways to employ VLRs as a tool to create a follow-up and review framework that support decision-making in local governments to accelerate progress towards delivering the SDGs. This included discussion on methodologies, data collection strategies, stakeholder engagement approaches, and lessons learned. The session was also incorporated a dedicated time for interactive Q&A, allowing participants to ask questions, seek guidance, and engage in peer-to-peer knowledge sharing. The interactive elements of the session promoted collaborative learning, inspire innovative approaches, and provide participants with practical tools and recommendations to enhance their own follow-up and review processes using VLRs.

Event Details

23 October 2023, 01:30pm - 03:00pm

Meeting room 204, Suwon Convention Center, the Republic of Korea


For more information, please contact:
Fernando Ortiz-Moya, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, [email protected]

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Presentation Materials

13:30-13:40 Opening remarks and Framing presentation Yatsuka Kataoka, Programme Director, City Taskforce, IGES  
13:40-14:20 Experiences from cities Moderated by: Yatsuka Kataoka, Programme Director, City Taskforce, IGES  
  Yokohama City
Mr. Noriaki Yokouchi, Director for Development Cooperation, International Affairs Bureau, City of Yokohama
PDF (2.7MB)
Malaysian City
Dr. Azmizam Bin Abd. Rashid, Deputy Chief Executive, URBANICE Malaysia
PDF (3.5MB)
Nusantara Capital City Authority
Dr. Diani Sadiawati, S.H., LL.M., Special Staff to the Head of Nusantara City for Sustainable Development, Nusantara Capital City Authority, Indonesia
PDF (3.1MB)
West Java Provincial Government
Dr. Prima Mayaningtias, Head of Provincial Environmental Division West Java Provincial Government, Indonesia
PDF (3.7MB)
14:20-14:55 Q&A Session and Peer-learning
Moderated by: Yatsuka Kataoka, Programme Director, City Taskforce, IGES
14:55-15:00 Closing remarks Dr. Bernadia Irawati Tjandradewi, Secretary General, UCLG-ASPAC