Strategic Project For the Year
The AUICK program for 2008-2009 aims
to increase regional capacity to conduct analyses of migration and
urbanization trends and the implications for development planning,
through a series of research, training and information exchange
activities. This will facilitate the effective incorporation of
population issues into the development agendas of Asian local
administrators and planners of the nine selected medium-sized cities
(AACs), to be composed of the same cities as the program for the years
Implementation is being
achieved in the following ways:
- AUICK serves as a forum for sharing experiences
lessons learnt in incorporating population issues in urban planning
among the urban planners and administrators of medium-sized cities.
- AUICK is focusing on the following nine AUICK
(AACs): Chittagong (Bangladesh), Weihai (China), Chennai (India),
Surabaya (Indonesia), Kuantan (Malaysia), Faisalabad (Pakistan),
Olongapo (Philippines), Khon Kaen (Thailand), and Danang (Vietnam).
- AUICK is developing models of good urban
integrate population, reproductive health and gender issues, by
developing a pool of professionals in cities through research and
training. AUICK is organizing the following conferences and training
- First-step Workshop - The first workshop will
gather nine senior administrators from AACs. They will be introduced to
basic/general information pertaining to the topic, and they will each
develop an Action Plan which they are expected to implement upon
returning to their respective cities.
- Second-step Workshop - A second-step workshop
will be organized and conducted for five participants of each
first-step workshop, with their local academic experts, to receive
on-site training related to their action plans at the Kobe City
- Monitoring Visits – AUICK staff
visit each AAC
every year to monitor the results of training and to observe how
administrators have applied what they learnt in seminars.
- Technical Support Service – A technical support
service will be developed for Kobe City specialists to assist their
counterparts in AACs in implementing population and
- AUICK explores developing
linkages among these cities to
build South-South cooperation, and between cities and
universities/institutes/NGOs, as appropriate, for long term
sustainability of the activities.
- AUICK focuses training on those components of
that could help achieve the MDGs and the ICPD POA goals, particularly
on the issues of HIV/AIDS; poverty; education, particularly for girls
and women; the conditions of slum dwellers; reproductive health among
adolescents; water and sanitation; the environment and ageing.
- AUICK disseminates successful experiences and
other cities (beyond the model cities) through South-South cooperation
by building an inter/intra country network of cities, close
relationships with UNFPA country and regional programmes, and through
them, with the central governments.
- AUICK prepares case studies of successful
urban planning in different sectors and shares their results with
trainees and administrators everywhere.
- AUICK publishes a newsletter and maintains and
user-friendly website for effective and timely dissemination of
information/knowledge to other planners and administrators.