2004 First Workshop Outline
The Asian Urban Information
Center of Kobe (AUICK) was established in
1989 with the support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and
the City of Kobe. AUICK's mission is to foster
understanding of population and sustainable urban development issues
and help provide solutions to challenges which medium-sized cities in
Asian countries face. Since its establishment, AUICK has conducted four
rounds of inquiries and five rounds of in-depth studies, and invited
256 senior officials from 76 medium-sized cities in 13 Asian countries.
AUICK has launched a new
strategic project for the year 2004-2007,
jointly with UNFPA, aiming to create a number of viable "critical
masses" of trained personnel within the selected nine Asian
medium-sized cities called AUICK Associate Cities (AACs) in nine
countries of Asia: Chittagong (Bangladesh), to be decided (China),
Chennai (India), Surabaya (Indonesia), Kuantan (Malaysia), Faisalabad
(Pakistan), Olongapo (Philippines), Khon Kaen (Thailand), and Danang
Under this project, AUICK shall
work to build organizational capacities
to deal with major urbanization and related issues, including HIV/AIDS;
poverty; education, particularly for girls and women; the conditions of
slum dwellers; reproductive health among adolescents; water and
sanitation; environment; and ageing. AACs will then be model
cities of their own countries, from which successful projects can be
disseminated to other cities.
Concentrating on the selected
nine cities will also facilitate AUICK's
efforts to promote more effectively South-South exchange of ideas and
experiences as well as promote the partnership with academic
organizations and NGOs/NPOs.
"UNFPA Goals and Urban Policies"
This workshop is designed for the liaison officers appointed by the
AACs mayors, who will communicate with AUICK on regular basis to ensure
strong ties between AUICK and AACs.
The purpose is to deepen their understanding of UNFPA goals, AUICK's
new strategy/project, how to concretize these goals and strategy in
their urban policies, criteria of proper trainee selection, to grasp
their needs of the training programs, and to hold a coordination
meeting on presentation of their cities and action policy for the AACs
network to be made by their mayors at the AACs Conference to be held in
Kobe from July 30 to August 2.
Associate Cities (one
officer from each city)
- Chittagong (Bangladesh)
- Weihai (China)
- Chennai (India)
- Surabaya (Indonesia)
- Kuantan (Malaysia)
- Faisalabad (Pakistan)
- Olongapo (Philippines)
- Khon Kaen(Thailand)
- Danang (Vietnam)
13 – Saturday, June
at Kansai International Airport.
•Lecture on "Administration Mechanism of Japan and
Outline of Kobe" by Director of AUICK.
•Lecture on "AUICK New Strategic Projects and
Concretization in City Planning" by President of AUICK.
•Lecture on "UNFPA Goals" by UNFPA expert.
for future programs
•Preparation for AACs Conference
Conference venue and related places
Move to Tokyo
Tokyo Office and related places
* The program
is provisional and
subject to change.
* The course is conducted in English. (Lectures in Japanese will be
simultaneously interpreted into English.)
Participant Nomination Procedures
(1) Deadline: Monday, May 10, 2004
(2) Documents required:
Letter of Nomination (Form A)
by Mayor of the city.
Application Form (Form B)
copy completed by
the nominee and signed by the Mayor.
*Photograph should be square, preferably trimmed to
4cm~3cm, full face,
front view, and head-shot.
sheet should be
attached to the Form B.
Photocopies of all
pages of nominees passport that describe the
for entry to Japan
In two weeks after AUICK receive the nomination documents, AUICK will
send the necessary documents direct to the nominee for visa application
such as a notification of acceptance, and a letter of guarantee.
The nominee should immediately apply for an entry visa at a Japanese
consular office in their country. Expenses for obtaining passport
and visa will not be reimbursed.
Invitational Conditions for Participants
AUICK will provide participants with the following:
(1) Economy-class round trip airline ticket between the nearest airport
to each participant's residence and the international airports in Japan
for arrival and departure.
(2) Travel expenses between the accommodation and the international
airport in Japan.
*Airport tax to be paid in each participant's country will not be
(3) Accommodation (including breakfast.)
(4) Living allowance of 7,200 per day for meals and incidental
expenses during the workshop period in Japan.
(5) Short-term insurance to cover injuries or illness from the time of
entry to Japan until the departure from Japan. (Preexisting illnesses
and dental treatment are not covered by the insurance.)
(6) Internal transportation for the workshop programs.
Note: Expenses other than those mentioned above should be borne by
Responsibilities of Participants
Participants are required:
(1) To abide by Japanese laws and regulations during their stay in
(2) To follow the regulations and schedule of the workshop prepared by
AUICK and the Kobe City Government.
(3) No one is allowed to accompany the participants.
(4) To leave Japan at the termination of the workshop. (The visa
issued to participants will not allow them to stay in Japan beyond the
Kobe's average temperature in June is between 19.5??C
(the lowest) and 26.4??C (the highest). The
humidity averages 74 %. The precipitation is 392.5 mm.
1. The Asian Urban Information Center of Kobe (AUICK)
Kobe International House 20F, 8-1-6, Goko-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe 651-0087,
Tel: +81-78-291-8031 Fax: +81-78-291-0691
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org URL: http://www.auick.org
2. Kobe City Government
6-5-1, Kano-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-8570, Japan
Tel: +81-78-322-5010 Fax:+81-78-322-2382