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CDIA is Engaging Youth and Community in Urban Planning in Panaji

On 31st October, which marked the international #WorldCitiesDay 2018, that highlighted sustainable and resilient cities, CDIA successfully held its first Youth and Community Engagement Workshop regarding the rejuvenation of the St. Inez Creek in Panaji, India. CDIA is engaged with the City of Panaji in a Project Preparation Study (PPS) to ...

CDIA Welcomes a FELICITY Colleague for a Three-week Learning Exchange on Project Development and Financing

From 18 September – 5 October, Itzel Alcerreca, Advisor for Mexico of the Financing Energy for Low-carbon Investment - Cities Advisory Facility (FELICITY) was posted in CDIA for three weeks in order to learn about the approaches, tools and capacity development measures of CDIA – and to apply the new ...

Video Documentary of Partnership towards a More Sustainable Mobility in Tbilisi City

Like many other cities in Asia-Pacific, Tbilisi City in Georgia is suffering from a car-centric culture, made worse by poor quality of public transport, unregulated taxi business and very cheap parking. These conditions, set against the backdrop of a hilly city provides a clear picture of the extent of work ...

CDIA Contributes to ‘Public Space-led Urban Development’ Session at UCLG ASPAC Congress

Through its Program Management Officer Mia Simpao, CDIA showcased the initiative of its city partner – Yangzhou, People’s Republic of China at the session on “Public Space-led Urban Development: Towards a Regional Strategy.” The session was organized by the United Nations Habitat as part of the UCLG-ASPAC Congress on September 14, ...

CDIA and Partners Advance SDG Localization at UCLG ASPAC Congress

“How Do I Implement the Sustainable Development Goals in My City?” – This was the key question addressed at the training session jointly organized by CDIA, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia (UNESCAP) and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) on 12 September 2018 in Surabaya, Indonesia. ...

Building the Capacity for Local Public-Private Partnerships

A key development priority of the Philippine government under its “Build, Build, Build” program is to accelerate high-impact infrastructure projects that will keep up with the needs of the country’s rapidly-growing population and improve the quality of its existing facilities. These projects are set to be financed mainly through public resources and ...

Financial Modelling Training Enables Bankability Assessment of Local PPP Projects

In cooperation with CDIA’s national partner organization, the Public-Private Partnership Center of the Philippines (PPP Center), a Financial Modelling Training was conducted on 7-10 August 2018 in Quezon City, Philippines. Urban planners and financial officers from the local government units (LGUs) of Calapan, Dipolog, Puerto Princesa and Quezon City were trained ...

Closer Public-Private Collaboration Eyed after Partners Event

Better coordination and stronger partnerships are prerequisites of a successful public-private partnership (PPP) project. With this in mind, the Public-Private Partnership Center of the Philippines (PPP Center) and CDIA launched a Partners Event on July 30, 2018 in Quezon City. The joint workshop was attended by representatives from the Department of ...

Cities and Climate Change Training Course held for city planners and officials

Last week in Singapore, 26-28 March, a joint training course on “Cities and Climate Change” was held for 19 city planners and high-ranking city officials from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam. Organized and hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore; CDIA, and the Singapore Environment Institute ...

MFA and CDIA hold Effective Urban Infrastructure Programming in Singapore

Jointly sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), Singapore and CDIA, under the Singapore-CDIA Third Country Training Program, the Effective Urban Infrastructure Programming Training Course was held in Singapore, 5-14 March (Professional Staff Training), and 13-14 March (Mayor’s Program). The course aimed to enable participants to learn about effective ...

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