Smart and Sustainable Cities Forum 2023

This SSC Forum will tackle Vietnam’s deficits of energy and digitally competency, starting with a white paper launch and keynote presentations that will provide an overview and context of the two issues. Following the four opening sessions, will be two parallel tracks delving into more specific details of the two topics to explore renewable energy and digital competency in Vietnam and regional context.


  • Providing a forum to discuss critical issues related to urban solar energy and digital competencies
  • Bring together key stakeholders (researchers, industry experts, policy makers, local and foreign business experts and academics) for inter-industry and inter-disciplinary networking and promoting understanding through dialogue
  • Present international best practices related to smart cities & sustainable urban development 
  • Leverage new technologies

About SSC forum


Forum schedule

Topics to be discussed


  • The Key Success Factors of Renewable Energy Development in Vietnam: Observations and Strategic Policy Issues
  • Enhancing Digital Competence: Key Insights & Preliminary Findings in the Context of Vietnam
  • Green Energy Uptakes: Challenges and Opportunities for Smart and Sustainable Cities
  • The Master Plan for Green Energy Deployment in HCM
  • Renewable energy strategy: Experience from Australia

Parallel Tracks

Renewable energy 
  • Megacity and urban energy: challenges opportunity in Vietnam context
  • How to incentivize renewable energy scale up in urban settings? Technology readiness, policy, market instruments
  • Environmental and Social issues with the renewable energy in megacities 
Digital Competence 
  • The EU-wide framework for the development and understanding of digital competences
  • The importance and urgency of digital skills for the case of Vietnam
  • Digital Education: International experience and implications for Vietnam

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