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CDIA Participates in the First GIZ Network Conference on Governance

CDIA, through its Social Development Specialist Eva Ringhof and Junior Program Management Officer Mia Simpao participated in the platform event of the GIZ Sector Network Governance Asia (SNGA) last 07-09 June 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand. With an overall theme of, “Changing Challenges for Governance in Asia - A Reality Check,” the ...

Invitation to Apply for Temasek Foundation Leaders in Urban Governance Programme

Temasek Foundation International and Centre for Liveable Cities Singapore would like to invite Mayors and city leaders, as well as top office holders of Asian cities to apply for the Temasek Foundation International Leaders in Urban Governance Programme (TFLUGP) to be held in Singapore from 6-10 November 2017. Practitioner-focused and action-oriented, ...

Forum on Financing Urban Resilience Brings Together Cities and Development Partners

To boost investment in urban resilience was the key objective of the recent Urban Resilience Finance Forum held on 24-25 May 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand. Some 100 participants representing cities, development organizations, and national government agencies across South and Southeast Asia attended this event organized by US Agency for International ...

Philippine Cities Take Lessons from Latin America on Sustainable Urban Mobility

Mobility in the Metropolitan Manila in the Philippines is a serious concern for millions of commuters who spend many hours  traveling to and from work every day. Public transportation moves 80% of the people, which is among the highest shares in the world. Yet, the preference for public transport is ...

Balikpapan Steps Up Program to Improve Access to Proper Sanitation Services

A lack of sanitation infrastructure to improve public health and environmental conditions and enhance the quality of urban life is a major challenge in many Asian cities. Balikpapan City in Indonesia is all-too-familiar with this issue, as its existing sewerage and wastewater system only serves 6% of its 768,000 population. Now ...

CDIA-Partner Cities Showcase Initiatives at Resilient Cities Conference

Urban resilience has been widely recognized in recent years as a cross-cutting issue for all levels of government to address. It encompasses not only environmental and climate change threats, but also disaster and a host of socio-economic risks.  To demonstrate how Asian cities tackle resilience challenges through infrastructure development, two CDIA-partner ...

Citizens urge government to build resilient, inclusive cities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Local citizens have recommended to the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan to build resilient and inclusive cities for future socio-economic growth. The key recommendations were provided during community consultation workshops involving different stakeholder groups from various cities. CDIA is supporting the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in preparing 15-year City Development ...

CDIA Draws up Plans to Improve Public Bus Services in Tbilisi

A more efficient, environment-friendly and sustainable urban mobility system can drive the City of Tbilisi in Georgia towards becoming a regional economic center; while ensuring a healthy living environment for its people. This was the idea put forward in the recently completed Tbilisi Bus Network Study of CDIA that proposes concrete ...

Financing Urban Infrastructure Training Course Conducted in Indonesia

Like many other cities in Asia, Indonesian cities have difficulty accessing finance for infrastructure. Relying heavily on current mechanisms - typically public sector grant funding - to meet capital and operational expenditure financing needs limits what many cities can potentially achieve. To help Indonesian cities bridge this infrastructure financing gap, CDIA, ...

CDIA Welcomes Its New Young Asian Professional

CDIA welcomed to the team, Mr. Lun Heng as a Young Asian Professional (YAP) last 7 May 2017. He works at the Sewerage Management & Construction Department of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) in Cambodia, wherein his tasks constitute the review of national policy frameworks on wastewater management, ...

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