What is SPP?

Unplanned development and rapid urban growth are major issues in developing countries and require improved urban and territorial planning. The Spatial Planning Platform (SPP) was established by the Government of Japan and UN-Habitat's Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific in 2018 as a network of stakeholders aiming to achieve the formulation and implementation of more effective spatial plans, at all territorial levels. SPP contributes to the sharing of experiences and knowledge, complementing UN-Habitat's global engagements as focal point for the implementation the New Urban Agenda in general and the International Guidelines for Urban and Territorial Planning in particular.


Governments are facing challenges in developing national and sub-national spatial planning policies and instruments due economic shifts, increasing natural disasters, climate change and other challenges. We will organize the 5th SPP Meeting in Nepal in February 2023 in order to learn how stakeholders are considering, developing and rolling out adequate responses to these challenges.


If you wish to watch the program, please register in advance via the following link:
(Only the Day 1 program will be streamed live. Simultaneous interpretation (English-Japanese, Nepali-Japanese and English-Nepali) will be provided.)

Registration is here

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email. Note that only registered participants will receive the access details (web link) to watch Live Streaming.

Preliminary Agenda

2 Feburary 2023 10:15 - 16:45 (NPT)


Inaugural Session


Technical Session 1:Spatial planning experiences for strengthening national land/urban systems in different governance structures

  • Prof. Fukasawa Yoshinobu, Specially Appointed Professor, Center for International Affairs, Kyushu Sangyo University
  • Mr. Janak Raj Joshi, Director General, Department of Survey, Ministry of Land Management, Cooperative and Poverty Alleviation, Government of Nepal
  • Mr. Angkeara Prak, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning, and Construction, Government of Cambodia
  • Ms. Kinzang Deki, Deputy Chief Urban Planner, Department of Human Settlement/ Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, Government of Bhutan
  • Mr. Neivaldo Nhatugueja, Technical Director, Department of Territorial Development at the National Directorate of Land and Territorial Development, Government of Mozambique

- Q & A




Technical Session 2:Spatial planning and territorial approach for climate change adaptation

  • Mr. Bruno Dercon, OIC ROAP, UN-Habitat
  • Dr. Khurshid Zabin Hossain Taufique, Director, Urban Development Directorate, Ministry of Housing & Public Works, Government of Bangladesh
  • Ms. Remedios S. Endencia, Director, National Economic and Development Authority, Government of the Philippines
  • Ms. Norliza Hashim, Chief Executive, Urbanice Malaysia, Ministry of Development and Local Government, Malaysia
  • Mr. Vincent Byendaimira, Ag. Director, Physical Planning & Urban Development, Ministry of Lands, Housing & Urban Development, Uganda

- Q & A


Technical Sessions Wrap-Up


NUA Implementation Progress Report

  • Prof. Sangeeta Singh, Convenor of Nepal National Urban Forum, Director of Center for Applied Research and Development, Institute of Engineering, Nepal


Day Closes

3 Feburary 2023 10:00 - 16:45 (NPT)


Day 1 Recap and Agenda setting

  • Summary of Day 1 and Agenda Setting
  • Video Message OECD
  • Remarks
  • Introduction to Posters


Brainstorming Studio:Regional Urban Planners Society of Nepal (RUPSON) & Ministry of Urban Development (MOUD), Nepal

  • Dr. Mahendra Subba


Poster presentation, Networking & Lunch


Case Studies Presentation

  • Pragya Pradhan, HPM UN-Habitat Nepal

Panel 1 - New approaches to urban and territorial planning

  • Prof. Hongyang Wang, Nanjing University, China
  • Ms. Pinar Caglin, Programme Management Officer, UN-Habitat

- Q & A

Panel 2 - Spatial planning for climate resilience

  • Prof. Saswata Bandyopadhyay, CEPT University, India
  • Mr. Hendricus Andy Simarmata, President, Indonesian Association of urban and regional Planners, Indonesia

- Q & A

Panel 3 - Governance reforms for integrated spatial planning

  • Prof. Jagath Munasinghe, Head of the Department of Town & Country Planning, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  • Dr. Pham Thai Son, Urban Development Expert, UN-Habitat Viet Nam

- Q & A


Closing Session:MOUD, MLIT, UN-Habitat


Day Closes