Enriching 2nd draft of U20 2022 Communique

Empowering the Role of Urban-Rural Linkage Towards Integrated Actions on Localization of SDGs and Climate Goals at City Region

Friday, 3 June 2022, 14:00 – 16:30 AM (GMT +7)

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The world has been suffering from a pandemic since 2019. The Covid-19 pandemic brings us into a global economic crisis. It also impacts every aspect of society, including urban health, education, and international trade. Urban 20 (U20), as an official engagement group of the G20, intends to enrich the G20 agenda by exploring the role of the cities in the global recovery actions. In supporting the prime theme of G20: "recover together, recover stronger," U20 will have an official communique.

U20 Communique draft concerns six priority urban issues: economy and social recovery for all, productive and affordable housing, renewable energy transition, equal access to sustainable mobility, mental health and pandemic resilience, and future of works.

In addressing one of the U20 issues note: Social and Economic Recovery for all, it is critical to empower the rural system along with the cities' role as a strategy to recover from the crisis. Cities are the drivers and sufferers of the global climate and pandemic crisis, but it also holds the solution. Rural areas also have an inseparable connection to urban areas. Therefore, making a new mutual relationship between urban and rural is crucial to reducing the urban migrant and harnessing the digital transformation.

In recent years, urban-rural collaboration has received attention in important policy documents in many countries and regions. For example, the government of Japan has incorporated the Circulating and Ecological Sphere approach in its 5th Basic Environmental Plan which is designed to maximize the unique strengths of urban-rural linkages in all regions through sustainable, equitable, and efficient use of natural capital in rural environments (mountainous, wetlands, agricultural and fishing villages) combined with productive capital in cities in an integrated manner, leading to synergistic relationships with each other toward a sustainable and resilient regional sphere.

The key point of this seminar is to explore how the inter-linkages are set up in this digital era and post-pandemic.


1. Discuss the important role of urban-rural linkage for the six prioritized urban issues, especially for managing risks of climate crises
2. Unpacking the available integrated approach that enhances urban-rural partnerships
3. Prepare inputs for the U20 communique



Friday, 3 June 2022, 14:00 – 16:30 AM (GMT +7)

Bandung City, West Java

Ikatan Ahli Perencanaan Indonesia
Government of West Java Province
Fakultas Teknik – Universitas Gadjah Mada
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Event Details

Friday, 3 June 2022, 14:00 – 16:30 AM (GMT +7)

Bandung City, West Java

Ikatan Ahli Perencanaan Indonesia
Government of West Java Province
Fakultas Teknik – Universitas Gadjah Mada
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Meeting Link : https://bit.ly/U20Seminar
Meeting ID & Passcode : 883 2540 2342 | U20SEMINAR

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Opening : Addressing the important messages of urban-rural linkages
14:00-13:05   Opening and hosted
Andy Simarmata, President of IAP
14:05-14:10   The importance of global community inputs for U20 issues note
Dr. Ir. Setiawan Wangsaatmaja, Dipl., S.E., M.Eng.Regional Secretary of West Java Province
14:10-14:15   Current and future activities of U-20, progress of communique and output expectation of the seminar that can enrich the communique
Dr. Sri Haryati Assistant to the Secretary of Jakarta Capital City Government for Economic and Financial Affairs
14:15-14:20   The city status in Indonesia: the challenges and opportunities to make collaboration with the rural areas
Dr. Bima Arya Sugiarto Chairman of APEKS, Mayor of Bogor City
14:20-14:25   Regional Circulating and Ecological Sphere Approach for Greater Resilient City Region
Yasuo Takahashi Executive Director, IGES, Japan
Panels : Exchanging research experiences and knowledge on urban – rural linkages
14:25-14:30   Speaker Short Profile by Moderator
Moderator : Dr. Wahyu Mulyana, Urban and Development Institute (URDI)
14:30-14:45   Regional Circulating Ecological Sphere (Regional-CES) – circular economy and symbiotic society
Dr. Bijon Kumer Mitra Deputy Directur ISC, IGES
14:45-15:50   Knowledge development for farmers (strengthening the role of rural people)
Prof. Yunita Winarto Warung Iklim Lapangan , UI
15:00-15:15   Knowledge transfers in making blue urban
Johannes Herbeck, ZMT and Artec Bremen University
15:15-15:30   Climate proofing Infrastructures for urban and rural area
Martin Voss Policy Advisor - Development Banks and Climate Transparency, Germanwatch
15:30-16:15   Discussion (QnA) Session  
16:15-16:20   Wrap Up/Closing
Andy Simarmata, President of IAP