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CDIA Program Review Committee Sees How Cities Appreciate CDIA’s Support

January 26, 2015

At the 13th CDIA Program Review Committee (PRC) Meeting, held on 15-16 December 2014 in Tangerang, Indonesia, the PRC members were able to see first-hand how cities appreciate CDIA’s support. The successful meeting re-emphasized the Medium-Term Review (MTR) outcomes and also provided a number of other valuable suggestions. Key areas discussed included: the CDIA January […]

New People in CDIA

January 21, 2015

New year, new faces – welcome to CDIA! Click here to see our growing team. Jingmin Huang: ADB Program Manager (Left) Dr. Huang has more than 20 years’ experience in urban planning, water and sanitation, environment management, and infrastructure development. She currently works in the Asian Development Bank, Manila as a Senior Urban Development Specialist, […]

Cities Spread and Share Good Ideas and Experiences at South-South City Leaders Forum

January 17, 2015

Hosted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the South-South City Leaders Forum, 2-3 December 2014, was held on the premise that solutions to the multiple and interconnected problems cities face must come from cities themselves. The Forum aimed to spread good ideas and experiences amongst cities, and to help build a strong network amongst city […]

Rockefeller Urban Resilience Summit: Building More Robust and Resilient Cities is Key

January 13, 2015

“Everything we do has to be sustainable.” Bindu Lohani, Vice-President, Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, Asian Development Bank “Economic resilience remains a big challenge for us.” Khoo Teng Chye, Executive Director, Centre for Liveable Cities, Ministry of National Development, Singapore “The gap in infrastructure financing remains huge, with US$7trn needed in ASEAN alone.” Thongchie Shang, […]

CDIA Supports Seminar on Alternative Financing and Creditworthiness for Local Governments organized by UCLG ASPAC

January 7, 2015

Last December in Jakarta, Indonesia, the United Cities and Local Governments Asia-Pacific (UCLG ASPAC) organized a seminar on “Alternative Financing and Creditworthiness for Cities and Provinces.” CDIA supported this event by having the CDIA Indonesia resident consultant participate as a Speaker and Resource Person. Click here to read the full story on the UCLG ASPAC […]

What We Did, Where We Went in Q4 2014

January 5, 2015

CDIA Flagship Event Strengthens City-to-City Learning As its 2014 Flagship Event, CDIA held a workshop on “Investing in Asia’s Urban Future: Strengthening City-to-City Learning,” from 24-26 November in Manila, Philippines. It aimed to highlight when, where, and how cities that have benefitted from CDIA intervention have shared their CDIA experiences; refined knowledge sharing and peer-to-peer […]

CDIA Highlights and Milestones 2014

December 30, 2014

CDIA Joins The Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance: As part of the Climate Change Summit held in New York on 23 September CDIA joined other institutions in declaring its commitment to providing solutions for urban climate finance as we became a member of The Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance. Click here for more information about […]

CDIA Holds Urban Infrastructure Financing Options Workshop at Citynet Meeting

December 4, 2014

CDIA Holds Urban Infrastructure Financing Options Workshop at Citynet Meeting At the Citynet 2014 Executive Committee Meeting and International Seminar, 28-30 November, held in the imperial city of Hue in Vietnam, CDIA organized a half-day Urban Infrastructure Financing Options workshop that was well-attended by officials from various Vietnamese local authorities. It was a spin-off from […]

GIZ Announces the Retirement of Dr. Bernhard Dohle as CDIA Program Coordinator

December 2, 2014

The Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has announced the retirement of Dr. Bernhard Dohle (left in photo) from his active role as Senior Advisor in GIZ and as Program Coordinator of CDIA, effective 1 March 2015. His successor as GIZ Program Coordinator for CDIA will be Mr. Joris van Etten (right in photo). […]

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