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What is SPP

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 national and regional spatial planning. The platform acts as a framework for central governments, international organisations, local governments, NGOs, private sector, experts, and other various institutions to come together and exchange.
The 5th Spatial Planning Platform conference in Kathmandu, Nepal, in February 2023 with 21 speakers, including government officials and experts from 14 countries explored the challenges of appropriate governance and decentralisation frameworks and of climate and other threats, with experiences from their countries presented. The Conference contributed to the sharing of expreiences and knowledge of a sustainable, resilient, and inclusive society.

Outline of the 6th SPP Meeting

Date November 6 (Monday) to 8 (Wednesday), 2023
※The Conference combins a one-day site visit to Nusantara, Balikpapan and two days of conferences.
Location Republic of Indonesia (Balikpapan, East Kalimantan)
  • The National Spatial Planning and Regional Policy Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), Japan
  • UN-Habitat Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Fukuoka, Japan, in collaboration with the UN-Habitat Global Solutions Division, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Government of Indonesia, Authority for the Development of the New Capital Nusantara (O-IKN)
  • Government of Indonesia, Ministry of Land Administration and Spatial Planning (ATR)
  • Indonesian Association of Planners (IAP)
Conference partners
  • Government of Indonesia, Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS)
  • Government of Indonesia, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Public Works and Housing
  • Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, Republic of Indonesia
  • Government of Indonesia, Province of East Kalimantan, City of Balikpapan
  • UN Resident Coordination Office (Indonesia) and relevant UN agencies in Indonesia
  • Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Jakarta
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) Jakarta
Program The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism will make a presentation on the new National Spatial Strategy. In addition, four other themes related to national land planning will be discussed based on presentations by government officials, experts, and others from various countries.


The SPP meeting will be on streamed live.
Registration for the livestream will be open from mid-October.
※The conference programs on 7th & 8th November can be viewed live. Simultaneous interpretation (Japanese, English, Indonesian) will be provided.

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Preliminary Agenda

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