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City-to-City Learning Exchange Conducted for the Kaili Transport Hub Project

The second phase of CDIA’s capacity development support for the Kaili East Green Public Transport Hub Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Project was conducted on October 8-11, 2018. Through this activity, key personnel from the Kaili City government had fruitful city-to-city learning exchange workshops with Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Guangzhou. Kaili is the ...

Building Resilient Infrastructure in Punjab Province, Pakistan

CDIA has recently kicked-off its technical assistance to the cities of Sargodha, Muzaffarghar, Bahawalpur and Rahim Yar Khan in the Province of Punjab, Pakistan. Part of its support is the preparation of a 15-year urban resilient infrastructure investment program and the conduct of pre-feasibility studies for priority projects. The four cities ...

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 ...

Supporting Siem Reap’s Wastewater Collection Network

The city of Siem Reap, Cambodia has a  population of more than 230,000 and is the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Angkor, which is receiving around 1.5 million tourists per year. Although being such a key point of attraction for the tourists as well as an important source of income ...

Cagayan de Oro City Implements Key Waste Management Investment Plans

Cagayan de Oro, a fast growing city in Southern Philippines, used to be highly criticized for its poor waste disposal system and lack of sanitation facilities.  Not anymore. As seen by CDIA during its recent monitoring visit, the city is gradually putting investments in place to reduce adverse effects of waste on health, ...

Engaging Young People in Sustainable Urban Development

International Youth Day is held each year on the 12th of August to celebrate the contribution of young people in developing societies all over the world. In line with this, CDIA brings you a story of how we have paved the way to mainstream youth engagement in our projects – ...

South to South Learning at its Best

CDIA facilitates a study tour for technical experts from Jalandhar, India to learn from the successful experiences of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Four technical experts from the Municipal Corporation of Jalandhar in Punjab, India, took part in a CDIA-sponsored capacity development measure and visited the Dhaka Water Supply & Sewerage Authority (DWASA) in ...

Enhancing the Quality of Life in Gers

Residents in Ulaanbaatar’s ger areas desire to move to apartments in the central district where living conditions are better; and yet they lack the capacity to do so. With support from CDIA, the city government is now developing affordable housing and urban renewal solutions to enhance the quality of life ...

CDIA Says Thank You and Best Wishes to its Unit Head Joris van Etten

After 8.5 years of supporting CDIA, Joris van Etten will take on a new career path. He joined CDIA in 2010 as Capacity Development Coordinator and Indonesia Program Manager under GIZ. In 2015, he became CDIA’s Program Coordinator and led the GIZ staff in capacity development, project safeguards and outreach. From ...

Saving History and Culture in Ger Areas

There is definitely much more to see in Ulaanbaatar’s ger district, where traditional and portable round-shaped dwellings have mushroomed over time. With support from CDIA, the city is restoring key heritage assets to preserve Mongolian history and culture in ger areas. All these are done in tandem with provision of ...

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