Urban Health and Wellbeing Program
Mohd Nordin Hasan
ICSU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Dynamiques urbaines et ...
Introduction
 A new approach to project planning and
development
 Will overcome compartmentalised science and policy
pla...
 ICSU ROAP established - September 2006
 Regional Committee for Asia and the Pacific
(“Governing Board”) identified prio...
At ICSU
4
 Discussions on a programme on
health and wellbeing commenced
in 2006
 Scoping Group formed in 2007
 Science ...
At ICSU ROAP
 Regional Science Planning Group formed in 2010
 3 meetings - Kuala Lumpur (2) and Xiamen (1)
 On-line con...
• ROAP Plan developed out of the
ICSU plan
• An adaptation of the global plan
to Asia-Pacific Region
• A step in the imple...
7
• Income: low, high, emerging
• Population density: low to some of the
highest
• Cultural: ancient to modern
• Governanc...
8
Strengths
 Ethnic diversity
 Resilience
 Many surviving local health
practices (Ayurveda, Chinese,
Vaastu, Fengshui)
...
• Rapid urbanization
• >50% urban population
• Mostly young people
• Has triple burden of
• infectious diseases
• emerging...
Features of the UHW programme
• Recognises that urban health issues are complex,
and require multi-disciplinary approaches...
Beyond silos….taking a systems approach
Understanding of multiple determinants of health and
wellbeing
Commitment to
urban...
Still more variables: feed back loops
of drivers/causes
Commitment to
urban growth limits
Commitment to effective
public t...
Recommended implementation strategy
 Identify institutions keen on using systems approach in
work on urban health and wel...
Implementation of the science plan –
began 2012
1. Capacity building
 particular attention - utility of the systems appro...
Implementation Step-1
 Pre-scoping Workshop, Hyderabad, 28 – 29 June
2012.
 Multidisciplinary, multi stakeholder worksho...
Implementation Step-2
 Scoping Workshop Bangkok, 28 – 29 August 2012
 Reviewed concept proposals received (6/8 accepted
...
,,,contd
 Agreed design features (August 2012):
 Used systems thinking via the CCM approach
 Recognise that urban-healt...
Implementation Step-3
 Systems Workshop, Kuala Lumpur January 2013
 Leaders of selected projects with advanced copies of...
Final remarks
 All ICSU regional offices have urban health as a
priority area of work
 Approach adopted by Asia-Pacific ...
Thank you! Planning Group members et al.
Members
 Tony Capon, Australia
 Yong Guan Zhu, China
 Phillipa Howden
Chapman,...
Merci beaucoup !
Cảm ơn bạn rất nhiều
Dynamiques urbaines et enjeux sanitaires
Paris, September 2013
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  1. 1. Urban Health and Wellbeing Program Mohd Nordin Hasan ICSU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific Dynamiques urbaines et enjeux sanitaires Paris, September 2013 1
  2. 2. Introduction  A new approach to project planning and development  Will overcome compartmentalised science and policy planning and implementation  Collaborative conceptual modeling (CCM)  Multistakeholder cross-disciplinary and cross- sectoral approach supported by system dynamics modeling  To produce realistic solutions to health and wellbeing issues in the urban environment 2
  3. 3.  ICSU ROAP established - September 2006  Regional Committee for Asia and the Pacific (“Governing Board”) identified priority areas for ROAP  Initially 3 areas  Hazards and disasters  Ecosystems  Sustainable energy  Health and wellbeing in the changing urban environment added as a priority in 2008 Background 3
  4. 4. At ICSU 4  Discussions on a programme on health and wellbeing commenced in 2006  Scoping Group formed in 2007  Science Planning Group started work in 2008  Report completed in 2010  General Assembly 2011 approved programme and proposal to establish IPO on UHW
  5. 5. At ICSU ROAP  Regional Science Planning Group formed in 2010  3 meetings - Kuala Lumpur (2) and Xiamen (1)  On-line consultations at every stage  Plan launched in June 2011 (22nd Pacific Science Congress) 5
  6. 6. • ROAP Plan developed out of the ICSU plan • An adaptation of the global plan to Asia-Pacific Region • A step in the implementation of the ICSU Plan • Strong focus and inter-relations maintained – it’s one and the same programme! Relations with the ICSU global plan 6
  7. 7. 7 • Income: low, high, emerging • Population density: low to some of the highest • Cultural: ancient to modern • Governance: monarchy, democracy, socialist etc • Environmentally fragile regions: e.g. pacific islands • Human development indicators: lowest to highest • Health: life style diseases, infectious diseases, injuries Asia-Pacific planning context
  8. 8. 8 Strengths  Ethnic diversity  Resilience  Many surviving local health practices (Ayurveda, Chinese, Vaastu, Fengshui)  Strong family values and social safety nets  High aspirations  Skilled manpower in many fields  Young population
  9. 9. • Rapid urbanization • >50% urban population • Mostly young people • Has triple burden of • infectious diseases • emerging life style diseases • injuries from accidents
  10. 10. Features of the UHW programme • Recognises that urban health issues are complex, and require multi-disciplinary approaches • Promotes research into urban health and wellbeing where researchers address multi-sectoral issues and involve a wide range of stakeholders • Adopts a system dynamics approach 10
  11. 11. Beyond silos….taking a systems approach Understanding of multiple determinants of health and wellbeing Commitment to urban growth limits Commitment to effective public transport Urban health and wellbeing Opportunities for walking and cycling Air quality Quality of housing Commitment to sustainable urban development Population size Understanding of environmental determinents of health and wellbeing 11
  12. 12. Still more variables: feed back loops of drivers/causes Commitment to urban growth limits Commitment to effective public transport Viability of peri- urban agriculture Land values Amount of locally produced food Area of peri-urban agricultural land Population density Urban health and wellbeing Opportunities for walking and cycling Air quality Quality of housing Commitment to sustainable urban development Adherence to traditional diets Population size Level of concern about health and wellbeing Impact of land-use policies and planning Understanding of environmental determinents of health and wellbeing 12
  13. 13. Recommended implementation strategy  Identify institutions keen on using systems approach in work on urban health and wellbeing;  Encourage institutions to engage in building capacity  Encourage institutions to propose and undertake pilot projects;  Bring project team into contact with potential funding agencies to support the research  Use the exemplar pilot studies as base for outreach to get city administrators and governors to support and use the systems approach for better evidence-based decision making. 13
  14. 14. Implementation of the science plan – began 2012 1. Capacity building  particular attention - utility of the systems approach to a complex problem 2. Development of exemplar research projects  centered on 6 cities (Bangkok, Jakarta, Manila, Pune, Xiamen, Taipei)  Examples of use of systems approach to deliver better outcomes 14
  15. 15. Implementation Step-1  Pre-scoping Workshop, Hyderabad, 28 – 29 June 2012.  Multidisciplinary, multi stakeholder workshop  Identified needs and priorities (nutrition and health, waste management, informal settlements, urban transport; vector-borne disease / communicable diseases added in 2nd workshop)  Explored potential research teams with merit and output-oriented focus  Discussed possibilities for research funding and support  Developed call for pre-proposals 15
  16. 16. Implementation Step-2  Scoping Workshop Bangkok, 28 – 29 August 2012  Reviewed concept proposals received (6/8 accepted for development to full proposal)  Achieved  clarification of research aims of projects,  identification of training needs in systems approaches,  identification of complementary activities required for successful management of pilot projects  agreement of selected projects 16
  17. 17. ,,,contd  Agreed design features (August 2012):  Used systems thinking via the CCM approach  Recognise that urban-health problems are multi- sectoral, and solving them require multi- disciplinary approaches, and  Projects takes into account the interests of a wide range of stakeholders  Regional Steering Committee formed  Chair Prof Javed Iqbal  Members Profs Soottiporn Chittmittrapap, Tony Capon, C.P. Ramachandran, Katrina Proust, Nordin Hasan (ex officio) 17
  18. 18. Implementation Step-3  Systems Workshop, Kuala Lumpur January 2013  Leaders of selected projects with advanced copies of projects proposals  Introduction to dynamic modelling and collaborative conceptual modelling (CCM) methodologies  Assistance to finalise proposals for submission to funding bodies on-going 18
  19. 19. Final remarks  All ICSU regional offices have urban health as a priority area of work  Approach adopted by Asia-Pacific can be shared as a template to guide implementation in other regions (Africa; Latin America and the Caribbean)  Approach fits very well as a tool for planning multidisciplinary integrated research, the core concept underlying new 10-year global platform for research on global sustainability Future Earth 19
  20. 20. Thank you! Planning Group members et al. Members  Tony Capon, Australia  Yong Guan Zhu, China  Phillipa Howden Chapman, New Zealand  Reiko Kishi, Japan  Jaime Montoya , Phillipines  Indira Nath, India, Chair  Katrina Proust , Australia  Nordin Hasan (Ex officio) Method Specialist  Barry Newell, Australia ICSU ROAP  BHJ Mckellar, Chair RCAP Australia  Nor Zaneedarwaty Norman, Malaysia  Hizam Jaafar, Malaysia  Sharizad Dahlan 20
  21. 21. Merci beaucoup ! Cảm ơn bạn rất nhiều Dynamiques urbaines et enjeux sanitaires Paris, September 2013 21

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