The 2nd ASEAN-Japan Smart Cities Network High Level Meeting to be held on December 16, 2020

The 2nd ASEAN-Japan Smart Cities Network High Level Meeting to be held on December 16, 2020
20 November 2020 -

We are pleased to announce that MLIT of Japan is planning to host the “2nd ASEAN- Japan Smart Cities Network High Level Meeting” on December 16th, 2020 with the support of the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF). As you may be aware, Japan has been committed to supporting ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN) initiative since 2018. This meeting is continuation of last year and supposed to be held by video conference due to global spread of coronavirus infection.

As a background, the 1st Meeting was held in Yokohama, Japan in 2019. It was great pleasure to have more than 800 participants including guests from ASEAN and discuss common challenges for promoting smart city. At the end of the meeting, we shared the Summary Record which emphasizes the importance of “Challenge Oriented concept” and acknowledged the establishment of the Japan Association for Smart Cities in ASEAN (JASCA) to accelerate Public-Private cooperation between both sides.

Up-coming meeting aims to facilitate the progress of smart city projects by sharing good practices in ASEAN and Japan, discussing how to address issues even in the difficult situation by COVID-19, as well as encouraging Public-Private networking.

Please check this official website to know details of the 2nd High – Level Meeting. Further information will be updated on this website.