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CDIA Welcomes its New Intern for Capacity Development and Outreach

CDIA is keen to welcome Maria Mejia, our new intern for Capacity Development and Outreach. Maria is currently studying Global Change Ecology (MSc.) at the University of Bayreuth, Germany. Before joining CDIA, she worked at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in Germany, where she assisted a project ...

CDIA Contributes to Discussions on Financing Urban Resilience

At the 3rd Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific (RCAP) Congress held 7-8 December 2016 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, the ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability brought together national and local governments, bilateral and multilateral development agencies, experts and practitioners to ramp up discussions on the implementation of nationally determined contributions (NDC) ...

19th Donors’ Meeting Serves to Detail the Trust Fund Setting

It’s a day to remember when the 19th Program Review Committee (PRC) Meeting was held on 23 November in Manila, Philippines. The day did not only mark a milestone with the launch of the CDIA Trust Fund hosted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), it also celebrated the 10 successful years of ...

CDIA Shares its 2017 Accomplishments with the Advisory Panel and Stakeholders

The CDIA Advisory Panel and Stakeholders’ Forum Expert Group (AP-SHFEG), composed of representatives from CDIA partner cities as well as national and regional partner organizations, gathered in an annual meeting on 23 November 2017 at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Headquarters in Manila Philippines. The meeting served as a venue ...

Good Practice Seminar Kicks off CDIA’s Anniversary Celebration

CDIA, in partnership with Connective Cities and the City of Naga jointly organized a “Good Practice Laboratory for Effective Urban Infrastructure Programming” on 20-22 November 2017 in Naga City, Philippines. Twenty-one representatives from Asian cities – Naga, Pimpri, Khulna, Tangerang, Mardan, Peshawar, Puerto Princesa, and Singkawan; together with Project Development Facilities from Indonesia – PT ...

A Glimpse of Our Work

As 2017 is about to end, we look back to what CDIA has accomplished over the last 10 years with Asian and Pacific cities, financial partners, regional and national partner organizations and other stakeholders. Truly, it is through everyone’s commitment that we are making progress in ensuring an equitable and ...

CDIA Chronicles How Yangzhou Rebuilds its Past for the Future

Yangzhou City once thrived in Ancient China as a major political, financial and trade center. This historical period had left the present-day Yangzhou with a large number of historical treasures, splendid culture and natural sceneries that attract millions of tourists every year, and left everyone captivated by the city’s unique ...

City Partners Showcase their Initiatives at CDIA’s 10th Anniversary Event

Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon once said, “Our struggle for global sustainability will be won or lost in cities.” With this in mind, CDIA on the occasion of its 10th anniversary, created a platform to highlight the initiatives of cities that are making headway in the battle for sustainable ...

Two CDIA National Partner Organizations Exchange Knowledge on Public-Private Partnership

On November 24, 2017, the Public-Private Partnership Center of the Philippines (PPPC) and PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (PT SMI) from Indonesia conducted an exchange workshop on how to improve project preparation and institutional set-ups. Two representatives from PT SMI, Ms. Reetta Pranari and Mr. Armando Marulitua were welcomed by PPPC Executive ...

Yogyakarta’s Enhanced Bus System as Seen through the Lens of its Beneficiaries

In August 2017, the CDIA Team embarked on a mission to do a video documentary of the efforts of Yogyakarta City, Indonesia in enhancing its public transport system. In 2011, CDIA supported the city government to develop its public transport strategy, and do a pre-feasibility study to expand the Transjogja Bus ...

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