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Signing of Manifesto by 33 City Leaders Capped Off CDIA Training Workshop in Singapore

Thirty-three Mayors, Commissioners, and senior government officials from 14 cities in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan and the Philippines signed the Manifesto of Support towards a Better Future for Asia in the recently held “Effective Urban Infrastructure Programming and Good Practices Workshop” on 17-21 April 2017 in Singapore. As part of ...

CDIA Training Workshop in Singapore Promotes Better Understanding of How to Actualize Infrastructure Investments in Asia

There is no other region in the world where fast-track urban growth happens as in Asia, and confronts urban development with more challenges than anywhere else. In most Asian cities however, the capacities to identify, prepare and realize bankable infrastructure investments are either lacking or nascent. To support Asian cities bridge ...

New CDIA Project Coordinator for China Now Onboard

Ms. Chenzi Yiyang joined CDIA on 14 April 2017 as the Project Coordinator for China. As such, she will coordinate and manage CDIA's activities in China in close cooperation with CDIA’s core management team (CMT) and its Senior Project Development Officer in China. Prior to CDIA, she has worked for four ...

Project Preparation Study for the Tbilisi Metro Upgrade Underway

TBILISI, GEORGIA - CDIA’s Project Preparation Study (PPS) for the Tbilisi Metro System Upgrade kicked-off in late February 2017; and is targeting the modernization of the facility and the improvement of its operation to meet present day technical, operational, safety and accessibility standards. The project is envisaged to facilitate a ...

UCLG-ASPAC Undertakes Comparative Study on Institutional Frameworks of Local Governments in Asia

At its regional meeting held 4 April 2017 in Catbalogan City, Philippines, UCLG-ASPAC presented the preliminary results of the study on institutional frameworks of local governments in 30 Asian countries, of which CDIA supported the national assessments of China and Mongolia. With CDIA-GIZ Program Coordinator Claudia Hermes and Capacity Development Adviser ...

Invitation to Join the E-Learning Course on Sustainable Urban Mobility in Developing Countries

GIZ, in partnership with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is inviting urban and transport planners, decision makers from local governments, and international organizations involved in the transport sector worldwide to register for the Sustainable Urban Mobility in Developing Countries E-learning Course from 8 May – 31 ...

Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Bus Offers Fast, Affordable and Convenient Ride for Commuters

“Metro bus has made it very easy for me to go to university. Even if I have evening classes, I’m not scared to travel alone.” This was how University student Ayesha Iftikhar described her experience riding the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Bus in Pakistan, a bus rapid transit (BRT) system that CDIA helped ...

CDIA’s Strategy Retreat Focuses on Transition to CDIA 2.0

Staff members of CDIA gathered together for a two-day strategy and team building retreat on 30-31 March 2017 at Batangas Country Club in Batangas City, Philippines. The event was taken as an opportunity to mobilize ideas on how to effectively transition to CDIA 2.0 in 2018 following a revitalized strategy and ...

Heritage Works!

Owing to decades of military rule, Yangon in Myanmar is the only Asian city with a largely intact historic core. Given the speed of modernization, there is only a small window of opportunity to preserve the unique character and history of the city before it is lost.   Margaret Brooke and Ester ...

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, ...

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