Indonesia again got praise from the international community, this time at a UN meeting on Settlements (UN-Habitat) in Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa, Monday (05/27/2019). West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil had the opportunity to be the keynote speaker at the session with the theme of the advanced society being a happy society. Ridwan Kamil delivered a speech after UN-HABITAT Executive Director Madame Maimunah Mohd Syarif and before Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Ridwan Kamil delivered a speech about 20 minutes while displaying photos of development in the city of Bandung, when he became mayor. Ridwan Kamil stated that advanced society is a happy society. “My program is to make people in my city happy. Make happiness in an urban context. Urban agenda about improving the quality of life.
The advanced society is a happy society, “Ridwan Kamil said. Ridwan Kamil then explained the programs which he considered were able to make Bandung citizens happy. Among them were city parks with videotron, Cihampelas Skywalk, Command Center to control city conditions and communications officers in the field, West Java Quick Response as a public complaint room and others.
Ridwan Kamil’s speech received a welcome and pat from the Un-Habitat delegation. President of the UN-Habitat Assembly Martha Delgado Peralta said, breakthrough Ridwan Kamil was very inspiring for UN-Habitat member countries to apply. Ridwan Kamil was considered a leader who succeeded in building cities when he became mayor. He was also praised by YM UN-Habitat Executive Director Dato Maimunah Mohd Sharif. Before the opening of the UN Session on Settlements began, Maimunah said that Ridwan Kamil’s experience in building cities was very important to be shared with UN-Habitat member countries.
Before the opening of the UN Session on Settlements began, Maimunah said that Ridwan Kamil’s experience in building cities was very important to be shared with UN-Habitat member countries. Therefore, Ridwan Kamil was considered important in the meeting and was the main speaker at the UN-Habitat session.
Maimunah mentioned a number of breakthroughs by Emil, Ridwan Kamil’s address, which attracted the attention of UN-Habitat. Some of them are the leadership of Ridwan Kamil who transformed society from power to empowerment. One of them is to foster trust by opening up a wider communication space between the government and the community. In addition, Ridwan Kamil is also able to utilize information and communication technology to provide speed of government services.
After a brief discussion, Maimunah and Emil took a group photo. On that occasion, Emil handed over a souvenir in the form of a batik cloth designed by Ridwan Kamil. The batik cloth has a Garuda Kencana motif and there is written RK.