INDONESIA: Good City Foundation participated in the G20 side event Connecti:City in Bandung with the Urban20, ICCN and West Java Government in the Presidency of Indonesia

Emerging Knowledge
4 min readApr 5, 2022

14th — 15th MARCH 2022 — Good City Foundation was invited by the West Java Provincial Government of Indonesia (one of the smart city working groups in the Foundation) to support and speak at the official side event of G20 Presidency of Indonesia, hosted in the iconic location in Bandung City, the Museum Konferensi Asia Afrika (Merdeka Building), co-hosted by the Indonesia Creative Cities Network (ICCN), British Council and the West Java Creative Economy Committee [Komite Ekonomi Kreatif dan Inovasi Jawa Barat (KREASI Jabar)].

“People and the Next Economy — Recovering Together” is the main theme of the side event, echoing the major topics of the “Recover Together; Recover Stronger” with one of the key priority issues of “Digital Transformation”. The various panels look into key issues in digital transformation in the governance, cities and industries including the social welfare of gig workers, equity, diversity and inclusion (ED+I) and adoption of technologies with open and big data management.

The conference was attended by key stakeholders and corporates such as:

  • Wishnutama Kusubandio, former Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy and currently the President Commissioner of Telkomsel
  • Mochamad Ridwan Kamil, the current Governor of West Java of Indonesia
  • Amb. John Newbigin, OBE, Ambassador for the Creative Industries at the Mayor Office of London
  • Patrik Lindvall, President Director at IKEA Indonesia
Captures of the virtual participation of the Connecti:City 2022

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Over the 2-days conference, a policy recommendation was summarised and submitted as a contribution to the U20 Communique draft by the Sherpa of the West Java (Co-Chair). With the socio-economic context of the West Java province, the policy recommendation covers several key focus areas such as:

  1. #Gender #Inclusivity #Economy recovery for all: Informal Economy in Creative Economy The recognition could include the establishment of intermediary organisations/institutions that connect informal workers in creative industries and regulations, facilities (e.g. social security, schemes for MSME procurements, aggregators and platforms) and other policies within the Creative Economy ecosystem that can improve their livelihoods.
  2. From #Extracting to #Intersecting : Creative City Frameworks and Index — The development of local and/or regional index and policy frameworks across multiple economic sectors, social groups and environmental goals can ensure long term implementation of creative economy initiatives and plans.
  3. #Youth #Future of Work: Creative Economy and Digital Transformations Cities should provide and/or facilitate investments in the physical, social and digital infrastructure to support and enhance Creative Economy activities. Capacity building and (re)skilling are key to overcome digital illiteracy and support the social and human capital of people working in Creative Economy sector, especially those in MSMEs.
Previous projects of the Good City Foundation: Sun Sang Eco-Village in Bali and Bootcamp Accelerator for Mayor Offices (BAMO) was shared in the conference.

Policy recommendations would be further strengthened through the upcoming policy workshop to be co-hosted with the G20 Global Smart Cities Alliance (GSCA) by the World Economic Forum, where more overseas technology governance experts and other partners would engage to support the policy modelling and implementation.

Captures of the Connecti:City Event in Bandung.

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Visualised map of policy recommendations drawn by Dr. Tita Larasati at the ICCN.


  1. Connecti:City 2022 Official Website:
  2. Closed, CONNECTI: CITY 2022 Produces Post-Crisis Creative Economy Development Recommendations:
  3. G20 Indonesia (Urban20 Engagement Group) — ConnectiCity 2022 — Policy Recommendations:



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