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CHINA: World Economic Forum and CAICT on Earth Day Launched the Digital Twin City Framework and Practice Insight Report

EARTH DAY 2022 — In the collaboration with China Academy of Information and Communications Technology(中国信息通信研究院, CAICT), a research think tank directly under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology(MIIT) of China, the World Economic Forum launched the first Insight Report of “Digital Twin City Framework and Practice”. READ REPORT

NEPAL: Vice-Chancellor of Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), Dr. Sunil Babu Shrestha to be Strategic Advisor to the Good City Foundation for Next-Generation Robotics Innovations for Cities

IN JANUARY 2022, Transporter-3 Mission by SpaceX was successfully launched in the Falcon 9 rocket in Cape Canaveral, Florida. While the majority would be excited for the future of space technologies and experience of next generation internet brought by SpaceX and Elon Musk, not many in the market would be aware that the ecosystem of various complex hardware components used on the Transporter-3 was made of 17 economies, a subtle appearance of Nepal was being mentioned among the many other advanced economies such as The US, Germany, The UK and Singapore.

BANGLADESH: Head of Social Innovation of PMO a2i Mr. Manik Mahmud to be Strategic Advisor to the Good City Foundation for Social Inclusion and ESG Governance

Bangladesh has been one of the world’s fastest growing economies since the 2010s, being classified among the Next Eleven emerging market middle income economies and a frontier market by the Goldman Sachs. In the first quarter of 2019, Bangladesh hits the world’s seventh fastest-growing economy with a real GDP or GDP at constant prices annual growth rate of 8.3%. By the economic advantages due to its large young populations in labour-intensive industries, the South Asia’s manufacturing power hub started facing more social and environmental challenges as the poverty gap is more divided while environmental pollutions and GHG emissions deteriorate. How could the South Asia’s power hub continues to strive economic gain while maintaining the social prosperity at environmental balance upon the Bangladesh’s interpretation of climate urgency?

INDIA: Executive Director of the Climate Group Ms. Divya Sharma to be Strategic Advisor to the Good City Foundation on Collaborative Push of Climate Actions in Future Cities

India is one of the leading nations at the forefront to combat against the Climate Emergency in the last decades, with solid and promising track records such as increasing the production capacity of renewable energy from 20 GW by 2010 to 150 GW in 2021, and targeting 450 GW by 2030. While the Indian government holds moderate practical policy concerns towards the recent The Glasgow Climate Pact in COP26 (November 2021), given its economic development and the impact by the pandemic, what would the country chairing the next G20 Presidency plans to drive and set a more progressive tone of climate agenda?

HONG KONG AND ASIA: Tsangs Group Sponsoring Good City Foundation For The 7th Annual Meet of Future City Summit in Hong Kong and Connected Cities

Tsangs Group, an innovation-focused global family office that bridges East and West, continues to partner and sponsor Good City Foundation for the upcoming 7th Annual Meet of Future City Summit and a series of key events, to be hosted in the second half of 2022 in Hong Kong and connected cities such as Dhaka (Bangladesh), Phnom Penh (Cambodia) and Bandung (Indonesia).

Apr 7, 2022

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INDONESIA: Good City Foundation participated in the G20 side event Connecti:City in Bandung with the Urban20, ICCN and West Java Government in the Presidency of Indonesia

Good City Foundation was invited by the West Java Provincial Government of Indonesia (one of the smart city working groups in the Foundation) to support and speak at the official side event of G20 Presidency of Indonesia, hosted in the iconic location in Bandung City, the Museum Konferensi Asia Afrika (Merdeka Building), co-hosted by the Indonesia Creative Cities Network (ICCN), British Council and the West Java Creative Economy Committee [Komite Ekonomi Kreatif dan Inovasi Jawa Barat (KREASI Jabar)].

Apr 5, 2022

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ETHIOPIA: Good City Foundation and O-YES Global Foundation to Launch Africa — Asia Youth Forum on Future Workforce, Agriculture Technology Entrepreneurs and SME over Africa — Asia Connectivity

By May 2022 — with the key support and leadership of the City Partners in Africa continent (Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and others), the Good City Foundation has been engaging with a wide range of stakeholders in the public and private sectors including the African Union, local governments, corporates, tech startup and investment communities, since 2018. In 2021, Good City Foundation’s venture builder seed supported the education technology startup Smartcore Enterprise in Tanzania.

Mar 9, 2022

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