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CDIA Initiates City Engagement to Prepare AFD’s Climate Resilience and Urban Development Project in Bac Kan and Ha Nam

From 6-12 October 2019, CDIA conducted site visits and met with provincial and city-level officials of Bac Kan and Phu Ly in Vietnam, two cities identified under the proposed Climate Resilience in Bac Kan and Ha Nam Project (CRBH). With support from AFD and the European Union, CDIA’s engagement seeks ...

Today is World Cities Day!

In line with the theme of “Changing the World: Innovations and Better Life for Future Generations,” how does CDIA contribute to shaping the cities of tomorrow? What are some of its innovative approaches to address challenges and ensure a more inclusive, resilient and sustainable urban future? “Stimulating innovation is a ...

Knowledge Sharing Sessions on Safeguards and Project Prioritization Held with PPP Center of the Philippines

On two separate occasions, CDIA shared its practices on safeguards and project prioritization with the technical staff of the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center of the Philippines. Both sessions aimed to increase the know-how on CDIA’s approaches that PPP Center may cascade in their own technical assistance to cities; and apply in ...

CDIA, Other CCFLA Members Share Insights on Financing Climate Resilience in Cities

At the Seventh Asia Pacific Urban Forum (APUF7) from 15-17 October 2019 in Penang Malaysia, CDIA and other members of the Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance (CCFLA) organized an urban innovation session where they shared opportunities and innovative practices on climate adaptation infrastructure investments. At the session conducted 16 October 2019, ...

Rethinking Municipal Finance to Tackle Urban Poverty and Achieve SDGs in Cities

At the Seventh Asia-Pacific Urban Forum held from 15-17 October 2019 in Penang, Malaysia, CDIA joined UCLG-ASPAC and local executives from the Philippines, Indonesia and Pakistan in sharing their experiences on municipal finance and how a robust financial architecture can help address issues of poverty and achieve sustainable development goals ...

Resilient and Inclusive Options for Upgrading Basic Infrastructure and Services in Pakistan

The cities of Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Sargodha and Muzzaffargarh in Punjab Province, Pakistan lack essential services to foster human development and economic growth. Like Sargodha’s water treatment plant that dates back to 1925, many other facilities are outdated and inoperable due to years of neglect, lack of maintenance and ...

Join CDIA to discuss financing sustainable and resilient infrastructure at APUF7

City governments must face the colossal task of providing infrastructure and services for their growing population. How to prepare infrastructure projects? How to make them attractive to financiers? How to ensure they have climate co-benefits and contribute to ‘leaving no one behind’? CDIA, together with members of Cities Climate Finance Leadership ...

Panaji to Modernize Operations to Achieve 24×7 Water Supply

Continuous or 24×7 water supply through the distribution network is still a distant aim for Panaji in India. While the city has adequate water resources and the service coverage is high, supply is provided intermittently for only 2-8 hours a day. Most residents rely on their own storage tanks to ...

Panaji Set to Restore its Creek to Pristine Glory

The St. Inez Creek, flowing through Panaji City in India, was once a beautiful stream where people could safely swim and fish in its waters. But the years of neglect, indiscriminate disposal of wastewater and solid waste, and inappropriate road crossings blocking the flow have turned it into an open ...

CDIA Highlights Integrated Approach to Urban Mobility at ADB’s Transport Forum

How can secondary cities in Asia and the Pacific ensure that the various transport modal solutions are developed towards an integrated public transport network? The CDIA-led session on “Integrating Low Carbon Solutions in City Transport System,” held 2 October 2019 at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Headquarters in the Philippines served ...

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