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1 World Cities Scientific Development Alliance
Focusing on Urban Disaster Prevention and Reduction Working to Promote World Cities Sustainable Development World Cities Scientific Development Alliance

2 Focusing on Global Urbanization Process
Exploring Ways for Sustainable Urban Development

3 WCSDA Organizational Framework
WCSDA Overview WCSDA Profile 3 1 WCSDA Principle 2 WCSDA Organism 3 WCSDA Mission 4 WCSDA Business Scope 3 5 WCSDA Organizational Framework 6

4 WCSDA Profile The World Cities Scientific Development Alliance (WCSDA) was established in 2009, with the goal of promoting sustainable urban development, creating livable city environments which are disaster resilient and climate change proof both within and outside China. The WCSDA offers mutual opportunities for policy dialogue on urban governance, exchange of successful experience and new technologies for sustainable city development, and promotes world cities scientific development through the platform of “World Cities Scientific Development Forum”. The World Cities Scientific Development Development provides regularly platforms for sharing insights and experiences on various challenges faced by world cities sustainable development, including crisis management, emergency relief, disaster reduction, the building of livable cities for humanity and the transforming of urban economic development pattern. The alliance also helps world people understand and respect the diversity of civilization as we look to build a harmonious and peaceful world.

5 WCSDA Principle The general guideline is to “Seek Peace, Seek Cooperation, Seek Harmony and Seek Development”; The general development objectives are to reduce wars, alleviate poverty, control diseases, deal with city problems, cope with terrorist incidents, reduce city environmental pollutions, promote modern cities scientific management, improve modern cities prosperity and move forward with a new-type industrialization of world cities.

6 WCSDA Mechanism Stick to the principle of “equality, freedom, neutral and science” and put in place the mechanism of “voluntary and independent participation and free quit” in a bid to develop the WCSDA into an authoritative and neutral international non-governmental organization.

7 WCSDA Mission Working together with governments, enterprises and social organizations to build harmonious cities.

8 WCSDA Business Scope 1. Organize annual meeting, forums, seminars and other academic symposiums to share insight on how to build livable cities; compare notes on Chinese and world economic and social development, including key issues in finance, trade, investment and environment. 2. Come up with regional or global initiatives, facilitate and strengthen the cooperative relationship between city governments and commercial entities in trade and investment; award relevant titles to outstanding personnel or organizations that have made contributions to city development. 3. Organize relevant experts and scholars to carry out themed studies on city development strategy, development planning, city ecological improvement and other major theoretical and practical issues about city development. Accept commission from cities and competent units to conduct investigations and researches and provide consulting services for all issues about city development. 4. Enhance inter-government connections inside and outside regions through the working network established by the WCSDA; strengthening mutual understanding, mutual trust and friendship between cities. Set up research institutions with international influence and provide advanced managerial experiences and technologies; 5. Set up research institutions with international influence and provide advanced managerial experiences and technologies. 6. Organize members of the WCSDA to launch communications between world cities and international academic exchanges and inspections.

9 Deputy Secretary General
组织框架 Presidium Executive President BOD Honorary President Advisor Honorary BOD Chairman BOD Chairman Vice Chairman of BOD Executive Director Director Secretariat Secretary General Deputy Secretary General Academic Committee Administration Dept Foreign Affairs Dept Membership Dept Network Center News Center Training Center Legal Dept

10 WCSDA Planning 3 1 2 3 4 3 5 Development Course Current Situation
International Banner 3 Partnership 4 Plans 3 5

11 WCSDA Course Symposium for Experts The First WCSDF
China Academy of Management Science and the Organizing Committee of the WCSDA co-organized a symposium for experts in Beijing to exchange views on world cities scientific development, interpret and define world cities and explore ways for world cities scientific development. In this context, the First World Cities Scientific Development Forum was held in Beijing and its sub-forum was held in Shanghai World Expo. The First WCSDF The First World Cities Scientific Development Forum was held under the theme of “Focusing on World Cities Urbanization and Exploring Ways to Realize Sustainable Development” to strengthen communication and exchange among world cities and share insights on and move forward with the idea of “building a harmonious world” advocated by the Chinese Government. The event brought together government officials, ambassadors to China, city representatives, business leaders, financial leaders, economist and sociologists, among others to exchange views and deliver speeches on eight topics that received great response from the international community. The Beijing Declaration with global common consensus was adopted after discussions before the opening of the First WCSDF as part and parcel of the success of the First WCSDF.

12 Emergency Relief Supplies Exhibition in Hangzhou
To implement the spirit of the “First World Cities Scientific Development Forum”, World Cities Scientific Development Research Center co-organized the “Exhibition of Relief Supplies in Xiaoshan & International Relief Supplies Purchasing Group Meeting” under the theme of “Implementing UN MDGS and Exploring Ways for Harmonious development” with Hangzhou Xiaoshan Cishan Zonghui between November 21 and 23, 2010. Relief Supplies Purchasing Group Meeting The meeting held a themed discussion on the establishment of a branch of the International Emergency Relief Center in Hangzhou and analyzed comprehensive data of the feasible report. The center will serve as a specialized organization to support the united efforts of the International Emergency Relief Center based in Beijing.

13 The Second WCSDF First Mayors’ Summit on Disaster Risk Reduction We focus on all factors for urban development, including disaster risk prevention and reduction, emergency relief and post-disaster reduction and actively involves in international disaster reduction and disaster relief efforts to the best of our ability. In order to further implement the important works of the UN in disaster risk reduction, the WCSDA, UNISDR, Chengdu Municipal Government and SCI co-organized the Second WCSDF under the theme of “Focusing on Development and Cooperation among Cities: Building Livable Cities for Humanity” in Chengdu between Aug 11-13, 2011. More than 200 participants including experts and mayors from across the world to share information, knowledge, experience and insights on challenges in and opportunities for making city and urban development sustainable, disaster resilient and climate change-proof. The forum stressed to enhance bilateral and multilateral cooperation in boosting sustainable social and economic development and building livable cities for humanity, called mayors participated in the forum to sign the Chengdu Action Plan that will serve as the guidance for disaster prevention and reduction and for the establishment and improvement of international disaster prevention and reduction system.

14 Current Situation National and international capacities have been constantly challenged by the growing magnitude and frequency of natural disasters. The world is under certainties affected by the international financial crisis. The impact of the current European debt crisis is as serious as the subprime mortgage crisis and is likely to trigger another round of financial crisis if it keeps worsening. All these problems and disasters are threatening world cities sustainable development. If we fail to come up with workable measures, the situation will be even worsened. Having said that, I believe the humanity could overcome disasters, no matter how serious they would be, and move towards new civilization if we could work together in this endeavor.

15 International Banner One of the major tasks of the UN is to prevent and reduce disasters and provide humanitarian assistance. The role of the UN in disaster prevention and reduction is to promote the international strategy for disaster risk reduction globally. As a UN authoritative organization for international strategy for disaster risk reduction, the mission is glorious and the task is arduous. UNISDR has become a banner organization for disaster prevention and reduction in the world.

16 The Second WCSDF & the First Mayors’ Summit on Disaster Risk Reduction
Partnership Aug 11, 2011 Chengdu, Sichuan, China The Second WCSDF & the First Mayors’ Summit on Disaster Risk Reduction WCSDA· UNISDR Officially Reached the Strategic Partnership Agreement on Promoting World Cities Sustainable Development

17 Plans Up to now, the WCSDA has put in place its own theoretical operation mechanism through constant theme vistis and organized symposiums on city building, planning, development and future trend over the past three years and become a well-known international NGO dedicated to world cities sustainable development. Going forward, the WCSDA will review its commitment to promote bilateral and multilateral cooperation among world cities amid the global urbanization process.

18 On “Making Cities More Resilient”
The “Making Cities More Resilient” campaign of UNISDR comes as an important guarantee for world cities sustainable development! Cities that are resilient to disaster risks could help reduce poverty, promote development, increase job opportunities, promote social equity, balance the ecosystem and improve health and education. For that matter, the campaign can be taken as part of the plan for sustainable city development. Our shared responsibility is to have a clear direction and focus on practices.

19 Three Suggestions on Strategic Partnership and the Implementation of “Making Cities More Resilient” Campaign For Chinese Cities How to Develop Specific Programs How to Leverage on Our Advantages How to roll out feasible plans for the campaign Dialogue Mechanism and project planning and implementation capacity of WCSDA How to assist Chinese governments at all levels to implement the campaign

20 Three Steps for the Implementation of the Campaign
Symposium for Global Experts Making Cities More Resilient Appraisal System for Cities Resilient to Disaster Risks Programs of the Training Center for International Emergency Relief

21 Symposium for Global Experts
Sustainable development couldn’t be realized without reducing disaster risks faced by cities. This will help accelerate the implementation of the “Making Cities More Resilient” campaign of UNISDR in the Asian-Pacific region.

22 Appraisal System for Resilient Cities
One of the major tasks of the United Nations is to prevent and reduce disaster risks and provide humanitarian assistance. The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon noted on the 2010 International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction that disaster risk reduction is our shared responsibility and requires our concerted effort and investment”. Promoting the implementation of “Making Cities More Resilient” campaign and enhance the capacity of world cities in disaster prevention and reduction also represent a key focus of the WCSDA.

23 Programs of the International Emergency Relief Training Center
Help popularize knowledge on disaster rescure and relief, improve the professional skills of rescure workers and establish a training system for emergency relief in China. The WCSDA will coordinate with UNISDR to carry out demergency rescure and relief trainings based on our strategic partnerships. We will leverage on the the rich experience of UNISDR in international disaster relief efforts and introduce the training programs into enterprises, schools and other social organizations. The WCSDA will cooperate with city governments to set up training centers in China so as to carry out training programs for emergency resure and relief that could help save more lives and reduce property losses. The programs of the training center will focus on improve the capacity of citizens in self-rescure and mutual assistance and plans to set up 100 training centers across China, and each center is capable of provide training programs for 10,000 people.

24 Joining Hands in the Campaign
As a key force for world cities sustainable development, the WCSDA will keep devoping itself into an authoritative and neutral international NGO with "equality, freedom, neutrality and science" as the principle. At the same time, the WCSDA is ready to work together with UNISDR to deepen our recognition in world cities sustainable development based on the strategic partnership and actively explore roads towards sustainable development through strenghtening international cooperatio and increasing awareness in disaster prevention and reduction and other core issues. To conclude, would like to thank UNISDR for their thoughtful arrangement and hard works to make this event happen. I wish you all a fruitful results.

25 World Cities Scientific Development Alliance
谢谢 Thank You ! World Cities Scientific Development Alliance

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