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PPPC Gears Up to Better Support Philippine Cities with CDIA

Public-Private Partnership Center (PPPC), CDIA’s national partner organization in the Philippines held its planning workshop on the delivery of joint activities on 21-22 March 2017 at the PPPC Headquarters in Quezon City, Philippines. With assistance from CDIA through the facilitation of its external expert on organizational development, Mr. Herwig Langthaler, ...

Making Urban Development Work for Women, Too!

Strategic investments in urban infrastructure have the potential to close gender gaps and open up opportunities for women in Asia. Despite enormous gains in recent years, many of the infrastructure projects remain gender blind. Understanding this need and the catalytic role of women in urban development, CDIA promotes gender equality in ...

Initial Climate Risk Assessment of Proposed Wastewater Management System Conducted in Kampong Chhnang

The Tonle Sap basin is home to a third of Cambodia’s population, many of which depend on the lake’s resources for livelihood. Located along rivers that flow into the lake, the basin’s urban population is highly susceptible to climate change hazards such as rainfall-induced flooding and erosion. CDIA sought to help ...

Towards Building the Resilience of Asian Cities, CDIA Makes Available its Project Screening Tool Online

Asian cities understand the need to build their resilience against climate change through sound infrastructure investments. But often, they lack the capacity to prepare for their city resilience strategy, particularly the need to strengthen their infrastructure investment elements. The understanding of the scope, rationale, and impact is difficult; while in ...

There is more to Balikpapan Landfill than meets the eye

A landfill with its mounds of waste is typically a place to avoid. But the Manggar Landfill in Balikpapan City in Indonesia is an exception to this rule as it has been developed as a place for people to meet. Balikpapan’s landfill has amenities that draw people to it such as ...

CDIA Readies Two Punjab Cities for Possible ADB Infrastructure Financing

Sahiwal and Sialkot are two cities in the Punjab Province of Pakistan, which benefited from CDIA support to prioritize and conceptualize their infrastructure investments. The projects identified with CDIA support are now being considered by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for potential funding under its Punjab Intermediate Cities Improvement Investment ...

Project Kick-off in the Cities of Peshawar, Mardan and Abbottabad: Inclusive Growth through Integrated Infrastructure Management

The kick-off meetings for a CDIA pre-feasibility study (PFS) on inclusive urban growth for three cities in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Province of Pakistan were held on 16-20 January 2017. Pakistan is one of the most urbanized countries in the Asia Pacific region, with an urban population of over 70 million. ...

Infrastructure to Promote Economic Growth and Better Living Conditions Targeted for Khulna and Gazipur

CDIA has recently completed the pre-feasibility study (PFS) and preliminary engineering designs for two cities in Bangladesh – Khulna and Gazipur that will seek to boost their infrastructure provision, and build their capacity to prepare infrastructure investments towards economic growth and better living conditions. With a population of 1.3 million, Khulna ...

CDIA’s New Intern for Capacity Development

Mr. Edgar Vasanthakumar recently joined CDIA as Capacity Development Intern.  He is on his final year in Master in Environmental Resource Management at Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany. Prior to this, he completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law and Policy at Centre for Environmental Law, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) India. Furthermore, ...

CDIA Tackles Inclusive Urban Development in its Internal Learning Activity

Cities in Asia are not only growing at a rapid pace, they also have an increasing need for inclusive urban development measures, which must be ingrained in the design of their infrastructure projects. With CDIA at the forefront of facilitating innovative urban infrastructure investment projects in Asia, CDIA staff took ...

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