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April 29, 2016
Created, narrated, filmed and produced by the CDIA Team members and partners, this “home-made” video shows how Asian cities, with support from CDIA, are taking steps to provide infrastructure and services to an expected 1 billion more people in Asia in the next 20 years. Watch it here.
April 28, 2016
Registration for the World Cities Summit 2016 is now open! Register today at www.worldcitiessummit.com.sg before the Early Bird discount ends.
More importantly, register early to get on board the Connect@WCS platform where you will be able to make appointments to meet other participants at the Summit – speakers, mayors, senior policy makers, industry leaders, and many more. For Registration Enquiries, please email: email@example.com
The World Cities Summit (WCS) is the exclusive and premier platform for government leaders and industry experts to address liveable and sustainable city challenges, share integrated urban solutions and forge new partnerships. The 5th edition of this biennial event will be held in conjunction with the Singapore International Water Week and CleanEnviro Summit Singapore on 10 – 14 July 2016 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Click here for the brochure.
April 12, 2016
Dear CDIA partners and colleagues,
Greetings from Manila! We are happy to announce that the CDIA Capacity Development and Training Courses e-Brochure for 2016 is now available online!
Celebrating the CDIA Annual Theme 2016 of “Partnerships for Financing Urban Development”, you will find a series of courses offered by CDIA across different themes, ranging from Cities and Climate Change and Inclusive Cities to multiple financing modules offered throughout the year. Courses listed in the attached brochure are also available as Training of Trainers, as well as tailored to the needs of the city upon request. For further inquiry, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 12, 2016
In June 2015 , CDIA deployed a team of planners, architects and economists to help the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) and the Yangon Heritage Trust (YHT) define tools and instruments for heritage-led regeneration initiative in selected pilot areas in the city’s historic core. Click here for the updated executive summary of this heritage-led urban regeneration pilot project in downtown Yangon.
April 4, 2016
To address the specific gap between a City Resilience Strategy (CRS) or climate action plan and the identification of financing for project implementation, CDIA and The Rockefeller Foundation collaborated with financiers, planners, and pilot cities in Asia to create a “project screening checklist” for the quality control of CRS from the perspective of potential investors. The tool is free, however, CDIA requests that you acknowledge the authors for use of the material if the output are to be presented in print and/or in events. For enquiries, you may write to email@example.com.
March 28, 2016
In the run up to the Habitat III conference of the United Nations in Quito 2016, the Financing for Development Conference was held in Mexico City from 9-11 March 2016. With the theme “Financing urban development: the Millennium challenge”, about 300 participants gathered to discussed aspects on how urban development can actually be financed in the coming years and how cities themselves might better access financial resources for sustainable urban development. Click here for the Habitat III Mexico City Declaration.
Within the main conference program, the global city network C40 in cooperation with the German Development Cooperation, namely GIZ, organized the well-attended side event “Mobilizing Finance and Strengthening City Capacities for Transformative Low-Carbon and Resilient Urban Development.” The event featured, among others, the newly established C40 Climate Financing Facility (C40 CFF) which aims to support global cities in project preparation, as well as CDIA, which provides vital support to medium-sized Asian cities in project preparation and linking to finance transaction services since 2007.
March 22, 2016
On 17 March 2016, on the occasion of the 16th CDIA Program Review Committee Meeting, German Ambassador to the Philippines Thomas Ossowski and Carmela Locsin, Director General of the Sustainable Development & Climate Change Department (SDCC) in the Asian Development Bank (ADB) opened the new office of CDIA in the ADB headquarters in Manila. The ceremony was also graced by Mr. Gil Hong Kim (ADB SDCC Senior Director) and Mrs. Jutta Kranz-Plote (BMZ Head of Asia Division), further CDIA Program Review Committee-members from Austria and Sweden, as well as representatives of KfW and GIZ Germany.
March 21, 2016
In collaboration with the Singapore Cooperation Program and USAID Adapt Asia Pacific, CDIA is proud to announce that the Urban Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Training Course to be held in Singapore from 23-27 May 2016 is now Open for Applications from cities in the Asian Region.The course aims to improve climate change knowledge among senior-level managers working in urban and infrastructure planning and, in turn, help them design better adaptation projects. This 7-module course starts with an introduction to climate change adaptation; provides tools and techniques for assessing climate change impacts and vulnerabilities; presents a framework for identification, design, appraisal, evaluation, and implementation of climate adaptation strategies, programs and projects; and finally looks at the options available for financing adaptation projects. Site visits in Singapore are also integrated into the program. Click on the links for details and application: Call For Applications, Program, and Individual Application Form.
March 15, 2016
The 2nd Resilient Cities Asia Pacific Congress was successfully organized by ICLEI and hosted by the City of Melaka, Malaysia from 2-4 March 2016. More than 300 delegates representing ICLEI’s member cities and partners in Asia, with a few representatives from North America and Africa, participated in the plenary, parallel sessions, site visits, and a formal dinner arranged by the state.
March 14, 2016
The 7th Executive Short Course on “Effective Urban Infrastructure Programming” was successfully held from 29 February – 4 March 2016 in Singapore. This week-long training course gathered 23 participants from 8 Asian cities and 3 CDIA National Partner Organizations (NPOs), where participants underwent training sessions that covered the stages of project development featuring Singapore’s experience in sustainable urban infrastructure implantation.
Jointly organized by the Technical Cooperation Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore and CDIA, under the Singapore-CDIA Third Country Training Programme (TCTP), the course aimed to provide participants – consisting of city mayors, senior department professionals from the city government, and experts from national institutions – with knowledge in effective urban infrastructure planning and the implementation of infrastructure investment projects, contributing towards the sustainable urban development agenda.