International Workshop



"Smart Cities for All: Promoting Inclusivity and Sustainability"

Seminar Room | QSNCC Bangkok

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International Workshop

"Smart Cities for All: Promoting Inclusivity and Sustainability"

Objectives :

Building upon the resounding success of the inaugural workshop titled “International Workshop on Smart Cities in Thailand: How to Integrate Smart City Initiatives into Local Development Plan,” held on April 26-27, 2023, we are delighted to announce the second workshop, titled “Smart Cities for All: Promoting Inclusivity and Sustainability” This workshop aims to support Local Administrative Organizations (LAOs) and institutions in effectively implementing their smart city visions and plans while aligning them with the sustainable development goals (SDGs), particularly SDG11 for sustainable cities and communities.

Bringing together esteemed practitioners and stakeholders from Thailand, ASEAN, Japan, and global partners, this workshop will serve as a platform to showcase practical experiences and solutions, address common challenges, and propose new policy standards and guidelines. By actively participating in shaping the future of smart cities, we will have the opportunity to unlock their immense potential for enhancing people’s well-being.

Organizers :

Department of Local Administration (DLA), Ministry of Interior
Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA), Ministry of Digital Economy and Society
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

In Partnership with :

Department of Public Works and Town & Country Planning (DPT), Ministry of Interior
Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM), Ministry of Interior
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), Government of Japan
Embassy of Japan (EoJ) in Thailand
The Japan Council of Local Authorities for International Relations(J. CLAIR)Singapore


Day 1


22 NOV.

13:00 - 13:45
Seminar Room

1. WS Opening Session (MC by NCC)
Welcome and Introductory Remarks

(1) Mr. Kajorn Srichavanotai, Director-General, DLA
(2) Dr. Passakorn Prathombutr, Senior Executive Vice President, DEPA
(3) Mr. Kazuya Suzuki, Chief Representative, JICA Thailand Office
(4) Mr. Tatsushi Nishioka, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan in Thaialand

13:45 - 14:00


14:00 - 15:15
Seminar Room

2. Panel Discussion on “Exploring Global Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities in the Context of Thai Smart Cities” (Moderator: Dr. Pechladda Pechpakdee, Assistant Professor, Mahasarakham University)

(1) Ms. Aline Matta, Project Manager, Cities, Urban Policies, and Sustainable Development Division, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities, OECD
(2) Mr. Srinivasa Popuri, Chief, UN-Habitat Bangkok Programme Office, Regional Office of Asia and the Pacific (ROAP)
(3) Mr. Lim Che Cheen, Director, ASEAN Connectivity Division ASEAN
(4) Mr. Atsushi Koresawa, JICA Senior Expert, Adviser to DLA
(5) Dr. Passakorn Prathombutr, Senior Executive Vice President, DEPA

15:15 - 15:30


15:30 - 16:45
Seminar Room

3. Panel Discussion on “Integrating Smart Solutions into Local Strategies”
(Moderator: Dr. Tama Duangnamol, Chiang Mai University)

(1) DLA (TBC)
(2) Dr. Orachat Liengpibul, Division Manager of Smart City Promotion, DEPA
(3) DPT (TBC)
(4) DDPM (TBC)
(5) City (TBC)

Day 2


23 NOV.

10:00 - 10:50
Seminar Room

4. Panel Discussion on “Enhancing ASEAN Cities through Global Partnerships”
(Moderator: Dr. Non Arkaraprasertkul, Senior Expert, DEPA)

(1) Mr. Shigeki Miyake, Chief Advisor, JICA
(2) Mr. Sithisakdi Apichatthanapath, Deputy Regional Manager, United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)
(3) Mr. Max Chang, Director, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)
(4) Ms. Sooksiri Chamsuk, Regional Program Officer United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

11:00 - 12:30
Seminar Room

5. “Pioneering Japanese Smart Cities” (Moderator: Mr. Atsushi Koresawa, JICA senior Expert, Adviser to DLA)

(1) Overview of Japanese Smart Cities by Mr. Taisuke Sakurai, Executive Director, the Japan Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (J. CLAIR), Singapore
(2) “Initiatives and Vision for Smart City Aizuwakamatsu” by Mr. Shohei Muroi, Mayor, Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan
(3) “Public-Private Partnerships on smart city initiatives of Fukuoka city” Mr. Kimihiko Anan, Planning and Coordination Department General Affairs and Planning Director, Fukuoka city
(4) “Smart City in Takamatsu – Using Date for Future Urban Development” by Mr. Mitsuhiko Yokoyama, Digital Strategy Section Manager, Takamatsu City

12:30 - 13:00


13:00 - 15:00
Center Stage

Smart City Solutions Awards 2023

15:10 - 16:00
Seminar Room

6. “Leading Thai Smart Cities” (Moderator: Dr. Pechladda Pechpakdee, Assistant Professor, Mahasarakham University)

(1) Overview and Updates on Thai Smart Cities by DEPA
(2) Hat Yai City Municipality, Songkhla Province (collaboration with UN-Habitat and ASEAN)
(3) Nikhom Phatthana Sub-district Municipality, Rayong Province
(4) Wangchan Valley (Public – Private Collaboration)
(5) Suphan Buri Town Municipality, Suphan Buri Province
(6) Nakhon Sawan City Municipality, Nakhon Sawan Province

16:10 - 17:45
Seminar Room

7. “Showcase of Smart Solutions for Thai Cities” (Moderator: Dr. Tama Duangnamol, Chiang Mai University)

(1) Smart JAMP (Smart City supported by Japan ASEAN Mutual Partnership) by Ms. Shikiko Tatsushima, Deputy Director, International Policy Division Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Gov. of Japan
(2) Cloud-based Disaster prevention information OS by Mr. Go Ozawa, Manager, CTI Engineering Co., Ltd.
(3) Area Traffic Control System in Bangkok by Mr. Sayan Thasanakosol, Director of Traffic System Design Section, Traffic Engineering Division, Traffic and Transportation Department, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA)
(4) SMART & STRONG Project to Foster Mutual Development through Networked Local Authorities by Assistant Professor Nattapat Salobol, Thammasat University and MD. Thitinan Nakphu, Bueng Yitho Municipality
(5) Smart Means Inclusive and Accessible: Diversity/Disability Inclusive Development, by Kenji Kuno, Ph.D. JICA Senior Advisor (Disability &Development, Watcharapol Chuengcharoen, Asia Pacific Development Center on Disability (APCD)

17:45 - 18:00
Seminar Room

8. Closing Session (MC by NCC)

(1) DLA (TBC)
(2) Dr. Passakorn Prathombutr, Senior Executive Vice President, DEPA
(3) Mr. Kawabe Ryoichi, Deputy Representative, JICA Thailand Office

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