Participant Cities

  • Bandung Creative Cities Forum (BCCF)

    Bandung Creative Cities Forum (BCCF)
    국가 Indonesia
    The vision for inclusive, social economy crafted by Bandung municipality aims to built an effective and efficient service city, with multi-sectoral programmes implemented to improve the quality of life of its inhabitants. The missions for this policy approach is to improve the quality of human resources through education levels, health; to achieve equity; to improve the economic, social, and physical welfare of the population; and to improve environmental sustainability. The corresponding strategies included policies fostering sustainable development, community support, economic support and community participation.

    To illustrate this approach, the case of upgrading the Tamansari slum area in Bandung City is presented. The upgrading programmes here, the Cikapundung Clean River Through Community Empowerment Program (2000-2005) and the Fly Over Development and Resident Relocation Through Community Approach (2001-2003), aimed to improve waste disposal behaviour and the environmental quality of the slum area located along the Cikapundung River by implementing an inclusive approach.

    Upon the establishment of Bandung Creative City Forum (BCCF) by the current mayor of Bandung city and other colleagues in 2008, Bandung city mainly through the Forum aims to serve the general public and creative community in Bandung. BCCF use creativity-based educational approach and encourage private and community creative entrepreneurship. The organization initiates many arts and culture focused projects, and aims to widen the creative network as far as they can. All of this is a collective effort to make Bandung a creative city ready and capable to compete and collaborate in the global context.
  • Bangladesh Bank

    Bangladesh Bank
    국가 Bangladesh
    Bangladesh Bank, the central bank and apex regulatory body for the country's monetary and financial system, was established in Dhaka as a body corporate vide the Bangladesh Bank Order, 1972 (P.O. No. 127 of 1972) with effect from 16th December, 1971. At present it has ten offices located at Motijheel, Sadarghat, Chittagong, Khulna, Bogra, Rajshahi, Sylhet, Barisal, Rangpur and Mymensingh in Bangladesh; total manpower stood at 4951 (officials 3961, subordinate staff 990) as on November 30, 2012.

    BB performs all the core functions of a typical monetary and financial sector regulator, and a number of other non core functions. The major functional areas include :
    Formulation and implementation of monetary and credit policies.
    Regulation and supervision of banks and non-bank financial institutions, promotion and development of domestic financial markets.
    Management of the country's international reserves.
    Issuance of currency notes.
    Regulation and supervision of the payment system.
    Acting as banker to the government .
    Money Laundering Prevention.
    Collection and furnishing of credit information.
    Implementation of the Foreign exchange regulation Act.
    Managing a Deposit Insurance Scheme .
  • Barcelona City Council

    Barcelona City Council
    국가 Spain
    Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia. With an area of 100 Km2 and 1,6 million inhabitants, it is one of the densest cities in Europe. It represents 0,3% of the territory of Catalonia but concentrates 21% of the Catalan population. Our city is the central nucleus of the Metropolitan Region of Barcelona, a region among the first ten European urban agglomerations in terms of population and employment.
    The city has undergone a strong increase in immigrant population over the last decade. Currently the foreign population represents 16,7% of the total population. It is a very diverse immigration: 150 nationalities live together in Barcelona. The migratory phenomenon has contributed to a certain rejuvenation of the population. The population under 14 years old has increased its weight and the index of ageing (over-65s over under-14s) has reduced.
    Barcelona generates 30% of the GDP of Catalonia and employs 34% of the workers. The GDP of the city is 39% higher than the average of Catalonia while in terms of per capita income, it is 14% higher. As with other large cities, Barcelona has become specialised as a city of services, sector in which 88% of the workers are employed. The sectors of added-value services have taken on a growing importance within the employment from services.
    The Barcelona citizens feel satisfied with living in the city and notably rate the level of quality of life.
  • Basque Government

    Basque Government
    국가 Spain
    The Basque Government is the governing body of the Basque Autonomous Community of Spain. The President of the Basque Government is democratically elected by the Basque Parliament every 4 years. This parliament has the legal capacity to regulate internal law. The Basque Government manages all public policies on Health, Education, Social Affairs, Economic Development, Culture and Security and employs 100.000 civil servants. The anual Budget for 2015 is 10.000 million Euro.

    With a total population of just under 3 million, the Basque Country ranks above the European average in the principal indicators of economic and social development, while politically the Basque Autonomous Community enjoys the highest level of self-governance of any nonstate entity within the European Union. Concretely, the Basque Autonomous Community can collect and manage all direct taxes and ranks first in Spain in terms of per capita income, with gross domestic product (GDP) per capita being 40% higher than that of the European Union and 33.8% higher than Spain's average in 2010, at €31,314. The Basque Government has also made posible to achieve the lowest poverty rate in Europe and the second highest life expectancy in the world after Japan.

    A socio-economic success

    At the end of the 1970s, the Basque Country was emerging from forty years of dictatorship in which any expression of Basque culture had been repressed. At the time, the Basque Country was undergoing a serious economic crisis, with unemployment at around 30% and an international image that directly related to terrorist violence.

    Despite these circumstances, the Basque Government has managed to transform its economy in a supportive way, reaching high places in international rankings in healthcare, education and income per capita. Basque companies and institutions now have a strong international presence and Basque culture is associated with modernity.

    Institutional development is one of the keys to understand the success of the Basque socio-economic transformation in the last few decades. UK’s innovation foundation Nesta, in the recent report “When small is beautiful: lessons from highly-innovative smaller countries“, pointed put the role of the Basque institutions in this transformation.
  • Lambeth Council, London

    Lambeth Council, London
    국가 UK
    Lambeth Council has been on a four year journey to transform the way it works with local people to become a Cooperative Council. Based on the belief that public services should work with local people to find solutions to local issues rather than simply deliver services to them as passive recipients, Lambeth decided in 2010 to funadmentally review the ways in which it designed and delivered publics services. Following a Commission which engaged large numbers of residents as well as a range of academics and experts in the future of public services, Lambeth adopted a series of recommendations designed to test new ways of working in partnership with local people. In 2012 the council agreed to adopt a new commissioning model as the means of embedding this new relationship with citizens through all the council's activities, moving from exploratory projects to whole-system change. The council has learned a great deal about empowering and working in new and equal ways with residents, embedding co-production into all that the council does and seeking to embed strengths and assets in the community into the approach to delivering better outcomes for and with residents. The council is working with residents to agree new resident-led models of running major services such as parks and libraries and has created a new organisation - the Young Lambeth Cooperative - to enable young poeple in the borough to be directly involved in commissioing youth services. More recently the council has been developing a series of prototypes for new ways of enabling residents to make positive change in their communities through 'platform' models, in which the council operates as a facilitator of community-led activity. The Open Works project is as example of such a project (
  • City of Kawasaki

    City of Kawasaki
    국가 Japan
    Since modern times, City of Kawasaki has advanced heavy chemical industry such as steel and chemicals and manufacturing industry such as electricity and machine. It supports ecological urban strategy, job creation project and NPO to solve serious pollution problems.
  • City of Montreal

    City of Montreal
    국가 Canada
    City of Montreal is the second largest city in Canada, following Toronto. There are more than 2,000 social enterprises and 60,000 employees in the social sector, which account for over 7% of total employment.
  • Embassy of Timor-Leste

    Embassy of Timor-Leste
    국가 Timor-Leste
    Its official name is the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste. It became completely independent from Indonesia in 2012. It mainly consists of 13 administrative districts.
  • Hong Kong Home Affairs Bureau

    Hong Kong Home Affairs Bureau
    국가 Hong Kong
    Vision & Mission In partnership with the community, we are committed to – ㆍ facilitating the administration of Hong Kong in line with changing needs and aspirations ㆍ fostering the spirit of community participation in public affairs ㆍ building Hong Kong as a vibrant, caring and harmonious community ㆍe nriching life through supporting and promoting the development of the arts, culture, sports and recreation, preservation of cultural heritage and beautification of the environment
    Our mission is to – ㆍ enhance communication between the Government and the people of Hong Kong ㆍ promote community development ㆍ facilitate the development of District Administration ㆍ promote youth development ㆍ nurture civic responsibility and a sense of belonging ㆍ advise owners of private buildings on better building management ㆍ provide quality leisure and cultural services ㆍ promote professionalism and excellence in leisure pursuits and cultural services ㆍ promote synergy with sports, cultural and community organizations in enhancing the development of arts and sports ㆍ preserve intangible cultural heritage ㆍ promote greening and public art ㆍ achieve a high level of customer satisfaction ㆍ build a highly motivated, committed and satisfied workforce
  • Kyotango City

    Kyotango City
    국가 Japan
    Six towns in Kyoto Prefecture including Mineyama, Omiya, Amino, Tango, Yasaka and Kumihama merged on April 1st, 2004, and new Kyotango City (京丹後市) was established. It is located in the northern area of Kyoto Prefecture.

    The Kyotango area has had active exchanges with the Korean Peninsula and the Chinese Continent since ancient times. A lot of antiquities and remains such as Chinese coins going back to about two thousand years ago, one of the oldest mirrors in Japan and the large keyhole-shaped tomb were found in this area. This indicates that the "Tango Kingdom", which shaped its own economic and cultural sphere, existed in this area in ancient times. In the modern period the shipping industry and the production of "Tango Crepe Silk" (Tango Chirimen) constituted the major industries in this area. Today the metalworking industry and tourism leads the economic growth of the city.

    Kyotango City has promoted "the community development leaving no one behind". The city office directly consults people with difficulties, and supports them in consolidating the foundations of their livelihood through various methods including job training, consultation after their employment and so forth.
  • Malaysia

    국가 Malaysia
    *Malaysian Global Innovation and Creative Centre (MaGIC)
    MaGIC is Malaysia’s Finance Ministry-affiliated organization. It promotes and supports citizen’s start-up by creating social economy ecosystem, empowering social enterprises and sharing successful cases.

    *Ministry of Education Malaysia
    Education in Malaysia is overseen by the Ministry of Education Malaysia (MOE) Although education is the responsibility of the federal government, each state and federal territory has an Education Department to co-ordinate educational matters in its territory. The main legislation governing education is the Education Act of 1996. The education system is divided into preschool education, primary education, secondary education, post-secondary education and tertiary education. Education may be obtained from the multilingual public school system, which provide free education for all Malaysians, or private schools, or through homeschooling. By law, primary education is compulsory.
    NATIONAL EDUCATION PHILOSOPHY Education in Malaysia is an on-going effort towards further developing the potential of individuals in a holistic and integrated manner, so as to produce individuals who are intellectually, spiritually, emotionally and physically balanced and harmonious, based on a firm belief in and devotion to God. Such an effort is designed to produce Malaysian citizens who are knowledgeable and competent, who possess high moral standards, and who are responsible and capable of achieving high level of personal well-being as well as being able to contribute to the harmony and betterment of the family, the society and the nation at large.

  • Ministry of Labor(TAIWAN)

    Ministry of Labor(TAIWAN)
    국가 Taiwan
  • Quezon City

    Quezon City
    국가 Philippines
    Quezon City as the Philippines' Capital and turned it into a 'showplace' that hosted the country's highest governing body and at the same time served as the site of low-cost housing for the less privileged sector, the obreros or common workers. His message: everyone is part of development; no one is left behind.
    In innovating for inclusive growth and development, therefore, Quezon City opted to do long-term pre-planning using highly participatory processes rather than rely on short-term re-active initiatives. Its development vision of what a 'quality community' is was collectively set and sectoral goals to contribute to its attainment easily determined. Implementation strategies include:
    (a) participatory governance as the Quezon City Development Council has full sectoral representation; (b) convergence in poverty alleviation programs, guided by a detailed Socio-Economic Development Action Plan; and (c) citizen's socio-economic empowerment through livelihood/home-based enterprises, community-based enterprises, cooperatives, and social enterprises.
    The future for Quezon City's continued development is clear as we mean to stay the course through orchestrated Executive Action and Legislative Agenda. A clear vision and strategy that is regularly. Achieved on the one hand through participatory, accountable and transparent governance; and on the other through collective action and hard work by the City's citizens and leaders. Founded on a culture of responsibility and productivity. Underpinned by the spirits of resiliency and adaptability. And, of course, all done with a smile.
  • Setagaya City, Tokyo Prefecture

    Setagaya City, Tokyo Prefecture
    국가 Japan
    Setagaya City is located in the southwest part of Tokyo’s 23 cities and adjacent to Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture. It is approximately 58 km2 and the largest of Tokyo’s 23 cities in terms of total population (880,000) and number of households (450,000). The youth population (under age 15) accounted for 12% of the total population, suggesting a slightly rising trend. As the working-age population (age of 15 to 64) accounted for 68% of the total, a slight decrease, and the senior population (age 65 and older) accounted for 20% of the overall population, rising every year.

    Setagaya City has developed as a residential community with about 60% of its land area used for residential purposes, mainly because it is close to the center of Tokyo. It features as abundance of greenery and water. Setagaya is built upon a rich legacy of traditional culture created by its residents, fosters an environment where residents have easy access to cultural activities and sporting events, and is filled with excitement. It is a city with a great deal of intrinsic appeal, and it is continuing to grow and develop.

    We will continue to strive to make Setagaya the best place to raise children in Tokyo, and a safe and comfortable city where people will want to stay forever.
  • Thailand Social Enterprise Office

    Thailand Social Enterprise Office
    국가 Thailand
    Thai Social Enterprise Office (TSEO) is the government agency under the Office of the Prime Minister created to foster the social enterprise promotion works in Thailand. TSEO was established in 2010 under the Thai Health Promotion Foundation Act, appointed as the executive authority and the national focal point for the National Social Enterprises Master Plan (2010–14). TSEO’s priority is to create the enabling environment needed and stimulate cooperation among social enterprises to develop their networks in Thailand. In addition, TSEO was designed to be in touch with all possible social entrepreneurs who have a particular interest in social and environmental issues and help facilitate them to be a scalable social enterprise for creating a big social impact via incubation system and social investment market.
  • Yogyakarta Special Region

    Yogyakarta Special Region
    국가 Indonesia
    Yogyakarta Special Region is a special autonomous province of Indonesia on the island of Java. It is governed directly by sultans and mostly consists of traditional Islamic farming villages. It is pursuing a unique autonomous village community project in cooperation with KOICA and major universities in Indonesia.
  • Mumbai

    국가 India
  • Bau-Bau

    국가 Indonesia
  • Gwangju City

    Gwangju City
    국가 Korea
  • Gurye-gun

    국가 Korea
  • Seoul Metropolitan Government

    Seoul Metropolitan Government
    국가 Korea
    Located to the west of the central region of the Korean Peninsula, Seoul, the capital city of the Republic of Korea, has been the center of the country in its long history from the prehistoric era to the present day. Now in its 600th year of official history, Seoul is a city where Korea’s traditional and modern cultures coexist. Geographically, it is an extraordinary example of good location, as mountains, rivers and urban spaces all combine to produce a pictureperfect city. Ever since the “social designer” Wonsoon Park became the Mayor of Seoul City, the focus of the Seoul Metropolitan Government has been on building a citizencentred administration. The social innovation strategies of Seoul City focus on 1) opening up information to citizens and enabling active engagement of citizens, 2) using innovative technologies to tackle social challenges, 3) facilitating crosssector collaboration and co-developing solutions with different stakeholders, 4) restoring community relationships within an urban setting through urban “village” communities, and 5) making Seoul City a “Sharing City” (not only sharing information but also under-utilised spaces and daily objects).
  • Jeju Special Self-Governing Province

    Jeju Special Self-Governing Province
    국가 Korea