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Lee Lambert Joins CDIA as its Youth Engagement and Innovation Specialist

June 13, 2018

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With the objective of integrating youth perspectives and participation, and introducing innovative approaches into CDIA’s project portfolio, Lee Lambert has recently joined CDIA as its first Youth Engagement and Innovation Specialist.

New Intern for Knowledge Management and Communications Now Onboard

June 13, 2018

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CDIA is pleased to welcome Oliver Baudler-Voigt to the CDIA team. As Intern for Knowledge Management and Communications until November 2018, Oliver is excited to support the development of CDIA’s publication this year, and be involved in drafting reports and updates on the work of CDIA.

UNESCAP, GIZ and CDIA Prepare Cities to Localize Global Agenda

June 1, 2018

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Back to back with the GIZ’s Sector Network Governance Asia (SNGA) Conference, CDIA and UNESCAP jointly pioneered the training on “How do I implement the Global Agenda in My City” on May 18, 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand.

The Black Dragon Rises! How the Heilongjiang Region Rethinks its Coal-based Economy

May 28, 2018

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The coal-dependent cities of Hegang, Jixi, Qitaihe and Shuangyashan in the Eastern Heilongjiang Region of People’s Republic of China (PRC) are beset with economic decline and environmental degradation. Towards developing a non-coal economy and improving the environment and living conditions in the region, CDIA has recently provided technical assistance under the Coal-Rich Cities Redevelopment Project. After 60 years of coal-mining, how can cities shift their economies to the benefit of their residents?

PPP Center and CDIA Lead Workshop on PPP Project Concept Note for Philippine LGUs

May 28, 2018

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On May 17-18, 2018, the Public-Private Partnership Center (PPPC) of the Philippines, in collaboration with CDIA conducted a training workshop to enable seven local government units (LGUs) in the Philippines to develop their own PPP project concept note.

Participatory Investment Planning Paves the Way for Water Supply and Sanitation Reforms in Darkhan City

May 22, 2018

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The lack of efficient water supply and sanitation services is a deterrent to Darkhan’s vision of a ‘Smart and Green City’ by 2028. Four years after CDIA helped the city plan for the modernization and expansion of its water and sanitation systems, positive reforms have started to take shape. How did Darkhan translate its plans into actual infrastructure projects? What facilitated the transformation?

Government Officials from Germany and Austria Visit a CDIA-supported Flood Project in Valenzuela

May 16, 2018

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On May 2, 2018, Norbert Barthle, Germany’s Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and Hubert Fuchs, Austrian Secretary of State at the Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF) visited Valenzuela City, Philippines where they saw the progress of a CDIA-assisted flood risk management project.

Secretaries Barthle and Fuchs were joined by German Ambassador to the Philippines Gordon Kricke and Austrian Ambassador to the Philippines Bita Rasoulian, together with other officials of BMZ and BMF, and representatives from GIZAsian Development Bank (ADB) and CDIA.

CDIA Hands over Dushanbe Study for ADB Financing

April 30, 2018

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Once a small village popular for its market on Mondays, Dushanbe grew to become Tajikistan’s largest and capital city. While it has been growing in both population and space, its infrastructure and services have been lagging behind and can hardly meet the needs of its citizens. With support from the Asian Development Bank, The World Bank and CDIA however, things are coming around for the city’s water and sanitation systems. How will city residents benefit from this collaboration?

A Smarter Way Forward for Tbilisi City

April 27, 2018

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The physical features of Tbilisi in Georgia give it a picturesque look and unique character. The same features, however, have become a challenge for the city’s mobility. The hilly nature of Tbilisi, along with the poor quality of its public transport, high road congestion, unregulated taxis, and cheap parking impede its shift to sustainable urban mobility.

Yet, with support from CDIA and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the city has started to take on a smarter way forward, where innovative strategies and international standards are considered in transport planning.

UNESCAP Paper on Municipal Finance is Now Available

April 27, 2018

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The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) has recently released a paper titled, “Empowering cities to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the New Urban Agenda: Mobilizing Municipal Finance for Sustainable Infrastructure in the Asia-Pacific Region.”

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