In 2015 the UCLG ASPAC (United Cities and Local Governments, Asia Pacific sector), established a Committee on Culture and invited CDN to be an advisor to that committee. Since then, CDN has worked with UCLG ASPAC, the Jeju Cifal and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) to present cultural planning and evaluation workshops to its members from across the Asia Pacific.
CDN has presented the Cultural Development Planning Framework, the schema of measurable cultural outcomes and more recently introduced the WhiteBox outcomes planning platform to the participating Asia Pacific members of UCLG ASPAC.
Local, regional and national governments participating from the following nations
Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Kiribati, Laos, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam.
The following workshops have been presented.
29 May–1 June 2018, Jeju, Republic of Korea
Cultural Development for Sustainable Island Tourism in the Asia-Pacific Region
12-15 September 2017, Jeju, Republic of Korea
Policy Workshop: Cultural Tourism for Sustainable Development in the Asia-Pacific Region
10-13 May 2017, Jeju, Republic of Korea
Cultural Tourism or Sustainable Urban Development in the Asia-Pacific Region
26-29 September 2016, Jeju, Republic of Korea
Cultural Tourism Development: Public Space and Cultural Landscape Management in the Asia-Pacific Region
28 June–1 July 2016, Jeju, Republic of Korea
Capacity Building on Cultural Tourism Development in Asia and the Pacific Region