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CDIA joins GIZ-Philippines Admin Workshop and Team Building

CDIA administrative support staff members Ely Ponce, Emy Herrera, Bonajean Serrano, Benazir Bugaring, and Sunshine Gervacio joined about 50 other representatives from GIZ programs in the GIZ-Philippines Administrative Workshop and Team Building in Subic Bay, Zambales, 13-15 August. The event, which aimed to refresh the admin staff with basic processes and ...

Meet our CDIA intern

Meet another new member of the CDIA team, Anna Hoelzer, who recently graduated with a Master in Public Administration from the American University in Washington DC. After studying in Germany, Denmark, and as a Fulbright Scholar in the US, she now continues to pursue her interest in the interplay of urban ...

CDIA welcomes 2014 YAPs

Last week in Manila, CDIA welcomed its two Young Asian Professionals (YAPs) for the 2014 Young Asian Professionals Program (YAPP). Joining CDIA are Dilan Kumara (left in photo), Project Coordinator at SEVANATHA Urban Resource Center, a Sri Lankan NGO committed to revitalizing and enhancing the capacities and creativity of urban and ...

CDIA and SMI sign MOU for capacity development

Last month in Jakarta, Indonesia, CDIA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (Persero/SMI), an agency of the government of Indonesia, responsible for accelerating infrastructure development. CDIA and SMI will together develop the capacity of stakeholders, especially city governments, to understand the different alternative schemes and processes ...

CDIA and CITYNET hold course on Urban Infrastructure Financing Options in the Asia Pacific Region

CDIA and CITYNET held a short course for 16 city and municipal officers and a Training of Trainers, in Seoul, Korea, 14-17 July and 14-19 July 2014, respectively. The course aimed to orient participants and help them better understand and identify options in finance strategic infrastructure investments. They were given a ...

CDIA Holds Sub Forum on Eco Forum Global Annual Conference in Guiyang

The 6th Eco Forum Global Annual Conference opened on Friday, 11 July 2014 in Guiyang Capital in the southwestern province of Guizhou, China with the theme, “Joining Hands, Leveraging Reforms to Bring Forth a New Era of Eco-Civilization”. This year’s conference gathered the most number of attendees so far, reaching ...

CDIA’s Basic Course on PPP in Chongqing co-organized with Chinese Ministry of Finance

CDIA’s Basic Course on Public-Private Partnership (PPP) for Municipalities travelled to Chongqing, and it was conducted for Chinese public officials that came from all over China. Considered a must-have training for those that have been tasked to pursue the development of PPP projects in China, this fourth edition was carried ...

CDIA: Important and Very Efficient, According to World Economic Forum Report

The World Economic Forum report on Accelerating Infrastructure Delivery: New Evidence from International Financial Institutions mentions CDIA as  “an important and very efficient experience." See Page 20 of the full report.  

CDIA Annual Flagship Event

CDIA Annual Flagship Event “Asian Cities and Climate Change Financing – Accelerating Urban Resilience” and CDIA 5th Anniversary Celebrations, Manila, 15-16 November 2012 CDIA organized its Annual Flagship event in the context of its Annual Thematic Focus for 2012 “Cities and Climate Change” and its Fifth Anniversary celebrations. Main focus of the ...

Climate Resilient Action: Accelerating Urban Investments and Finance in India

The Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA), in close partnership with Rockefeller Foundation and the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), organized a national joint seminar entitled "Climate Resilient Action: Accelerating Urban Investments and Finance in India" on 11 December 2012 in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. The joint seminar was successful ...

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