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CDIA receives Team Partner Award from ADB-SDCC

The Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department (SDCC) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has recently presented CDIA with Team Partner Award for its work in getting the approval of the CDIA Trust Fund. “This is a wonderful recognition of our efforts in working with key departments within the ADB to ...

World Urban Forum Yields Innovative Solutions Toward ‘Cities for All’

The Ninth Session of the World Urban Forum, a non-legislative technical forum organized by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) was successfully held on 7-13 February 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It gathered a wide range of experts from which a wealth of innovative solutions was generated to accelerate ...

Second CDIA Training at WUF9 Serves to Advance Project Preparation and Financing

The effective implementation of action plans towards the global agenda lies on the quality of infrastructure projects and the sufficiency of their funding, as well as the solid cooperation between key players in the field of development. That is why CDIA has always emphasized the importance of adequate project preparation for urban ...

CDIA Participates in the Workshop between the Philippines and Japan on PPP Projects in the Area of Waste Management

Mr. Gebhard Ott, who is seconded to CDIA’s partner organization, the Public-Private Partnership Center of the Philippines (PPPC) attended on behalf of CDIA the “Workshop between the Philippines and Japan on PPP Projects in the Area of Waste Management” on February 01, 2018 in Quezon City, Philippines. The learning objective of ...

GIZ/CDIA Training Event at WUF9 Offers Practical Insights for Implementing the Global Agenda in Cities

With the implementation of the New Urban Agenda (NUA) that accords cities as drivers of sustainable development, cities need to learn about the challenges, opportunities, and concrete courses of action for aligning their local planning strategies and processes with these global agenda. Understanding this need, CDIA through its Program Coordinator ...

Flood Risk Management in Valenzuela City Gets a Boost from the National Government

Valenzuela has had a long history of flooding but with very little influence to mitigate its effects. The city is highly vulnerable to the effects of flood as a result of a confluence of factors, among which are its location and topography. Aside from being in an area where there’s ...

CDIA bids farewell to its longtime team member

Senior Programme Manager for India Balakrishnan Elangovan recently left CDIA after almost 10 years of working with the team. Joining in April 2008, Bala is one of the pioneering employees of CDIA who had since then managed the growing portfolio of CDIA in India. From 2008-2017, he had facilitated our engagement ...

CDIA Partner Celebrates its 30th Anniversary at the CityNet Congress in Colombo

CityNet marked the network's 30th anniversary through the conduct of CityNet Congress 2017  from 5-8 November 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. More than 300 participants gathered to share best practices and innovative solutions for localizing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the New Urban Agenda. The event offered a unique platform ...

CDIA Assigns its First Senior Urban Infrastructure Specialist for Indonesia

Mr. Julian Syah joined CDIA on 3 January 2018 as its first Senior Urban Infrastructure Specialist specifically assigned for Indonesia. As CDIA’s portfolio grows in the country, Mr. Syah will work with our Manila-based team and will play a key role in the management of our Indonesian projects. He has more ...

CDIA Supports the Development of a 20-Year Strategy to Improve the Wastewater System in Mataram City

The water that runs down the drain from households and commercial establishments is a mixture of grey and black water. Without proper treatment, it causes environmental pollution and affects public health which, in turn, undermine the city’s poverty reduction and economic development efforts. With the goal of helping Mataram City in ...

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