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The 100 Resilient Cities Challenge: Apply Now!

August 11, 2015


Is your city ready to build resilience?

The 100 Resilient Cities Challenge seeks to find 100 cities that are ready to build resilience to the social, economic, and physical challenges that cities face in an increasingly urbanized world. Is your city ready to become resilient? The deadline to apply is November 24, 2015. Ignite the urban resilience movement. Click here for details.

New Intern Joins CDIA

August 10, 2015


Meet the newest member of the CDIA team, our intern Wong Mo Xiang, who graduated with a Master in International Relations from the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus. After studying in Singapore and Malaysia, he now continues to pursue his interest in the impact of sustainable development projects at the local level contributing towards the […]

CDIA facilitates Side-Event At Financing for Development Conference, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

August 10, 2015


On 15 July, on behalf of BMZ and in close cooperation with KfW, CDIA facilitated a side-event on Mobilizing Domestic Financial Resources for Sustainable Urban Infrastructure Development during the Financing for Development Conference (13-16 July) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. While the final Addis Accord only makes limited reference to the role subnational governments play to […]

Training Events: International Course on Smart Cities, 5-16 Oct 2015

August 8, 2015


Total Synergy Consulting (TSCPL), New Delhi and IHS are working in collaboration to offer an International Course on Smart Cities. The course is intended for government officials, policy makers, administrators and practitioners and professionals engaged in various facets of urban development and management, including planning, economic development, infrastructure, mobility, housing, poverty reduction etc. Click here for the program brochure.

CDIA Is Looking For A City-to-City Knowledge Sharing And Learning Expert For Guiyang, China Event

August 8, 2015


For its upcoming 2-day regional workshop on 22-23 September 2015 on Strengthening City-to-City Knowledge Sharing and Learning in Guiyang, China, CDIA requires a Resource Person with expertise on the experience exchange and learning process amongst cities in general and amongst Chinese cities in particular. The assignment is for 8 Working Days (including preparation, implementation, documentation and evaluation) – Deadline for application is 12 August 2015. Click here for details.

Coming Up In August: 4th Annual Urban Renewal Conference

July 16, 2015


The 4th Annual Urban Renewal Conference will be held on 19-20 August 2015 at the Goodwood Park Hotel, Singapore. Supported by the Continental Automated Buildings Association, CityNet, CDIA, The OIC Today, and CITYGREEN, the conference brings together a powerful platform for government authorities and private organizations to discuss and deliver best practices and ideas for renewing and spearheading social, economic, and urban transformation for cities.

Click here for details and registration.

Today in Addis Ababa: CDIA Side Event On How to Mobilize Financial Resources For Sustainable Urban Infrastructure Development

July 15, 2015


Organized by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), CDIA, KfW, UN-Habitat, UCLG-ASPAC, and Sustainable Development Solutions Network, the Side Event on “Mobilizing Domestic Financial Resources for Sustainable Urban Infrastructure Development,” was held today, 15 July 2015, 8:15 – 9:45 A.M. at Intercontinental 1, Intercontinental Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This session is […]

PPP Course Held For Kunming City Officials

July 14, 2015


Forty participants attended the Basic Training on Public-Private-Partnerships (PPP) for Municipalities Course on 29 June to 1 July 2015 in Kunming City, Qinghai Province, China. Professor Vincente Alcaraz facilitated the course with Mr. Wang Qiang from Shanghai Chengtou, and Mr. Adolfo Guerrero, CDIA Senior PPP Specialist and Head, CDIA-China, as the supporting facilitator.

CDIA PFS-supported Water Transport Project In Cochin Gets KfW Financing

July 6, 2015


The CDIA Pre-Feasibility Study (PFS)-supported project on Cochin’s Water Transport is now being taken forward by KfW for financing. Click here to read the news item “German Team in talks with KMRL, corp” that came out in Times City on 27 June 2015.

CDIA Holds PPP Training Course in Pakistan

July 3, 2015


To assist Pakistani cities in developing the capacity to prepare and implement infrastructure projects through Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), CDIA, in cooperation with the ADB Pakistan Resident Mission (PRM), and the Infrastructure Project Development Facility (IPDF), a CDIA national partner organization since 2012, held a PPP Training Course for Municipal Agencies in Pakistan from 1-6 June 2015.

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