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CDIA Participates in ICLEI Global Event: Sustainable Tranformation Begins In Cities

June 30, 2015


Sustainable transformation begins in cities — This was emphasized during the 6th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation held on 8-10 June. The event was organized by ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability — a CDIA Regional Partner Organization (RPO), and hosted by the City of Bonn, Germany. On Day 2, the opening plenary focused on climate financing where CDIA was invited to speak in a panel. CDIA, represented by Joy Bailey, Regional Networking Specialist (photo), presented its tools, particularly the Pre-Feasibility Study (PFS) and Linking to Finance.

CDIA Holds Kick-off Meetings For Baguio and San Fernando PFS

June 24, 2015


Last week, 15-17 June, CDIA, represented by Brian Capati, Infrastructure Engineer and Rohit Sanyal Nag, Financial Specialist, held Kick-off Meetings for the Pre-Feasibility Studies (PFS) on Integrated Wastewater Management of Baguio City and San Fernando City, La Union, in Northern Philippines.

Calls For Collaboration On Sustainable City Development Projects

June 18, 2015


On 10 June at the World Cities Summit Young Leaders Symposium in New York, two calls for collaboration for government sector leaders to join projects on the sustainable development of cities were announced. The first call, “Knowledge Project on Smart Financing for Smart Cities,” was made by the Centre for Liveable Cities in Singapore and a Young Leader, Joris van Etten, Program Coordinator of CDIA.

CDIA Welcomes Young Asian Professionals for 2015

June 16, 2015


Now on its 5th year of recognizing the potentials of young bloods in the field of urban development, CDIA welcomes its 2015 Young Asian Professionals (YAPs), Ms. Ritu Thakur and Mr. Umair Ahmed from the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives in India and the Infrastructure Project Development Facility (IPDF) in Pakistan, respectively.

CDIA Mobilizes Urban Regeneration Pilot Project In Yangon Heritage Sites

June 16, 2015


CDIA is deploying a team of international and local planners, architects and economists to help the Yangon City Development Committee and the Yangon Heritage Trust define an investment programme for a comprehensive heritage-led regeneration initiative in selected pilot areas in the city’s historic core. Click here for more information.

Call For Applications for Joint Study Consultant

June 11, 2015


CDIA and the Cities Alliance are currently planning a joint study on ‘Supporting Cities to Address Institutional Bottlenecks for Inclusive Local Economic Development’. The study aims to identify key institutional policy and infrastructure investment bottlenecks that hinder inclusive local economic development. The consultant should elaborate opportunities and entry points for Cities Alliance and CDIA to provide support to cities in addressing those bottlenecks. Click here for further information and application requirements.

The applicant should send a tender notice including:
1. A summary CV stating the expert’s professional experience related to the subject of the study
2. An interpretation of the ToRs including the suggested outset and way how to approach the study (1-2 pages)

Please send your application to Ms. Christine Mayr at The deadline for applications is 26 June 2015.

Learn More About PPPs From CDIA-China’s New Video

June 10, 2015


The Asian urban population is growing fast, creating a great demand for infrastructure and services in cities — creating huge financial needs on governments and administrations tend to look to the private sector to participate in infrastructure investments by developing Public Private Partnerships or PPPs. CDIA is helping cities acquire PPP knowledge by building a curriculum on PPP to facilitate the interaction between the public and private sectors. Watch the video.

Topic Guide For Sub-National Financing For Urban Infrastructure

June 3, 2015


Evidence on Demand, which supports the professional development of Climate, Environment, Infrastructure and Livelihoods Advisers in the UK Department for International Development (DFID), has developed a Topic Guide which provides a framework for understanding the underlying issues and challenges of sub-national finance. The guide aims to assist the development of business cases to address the issues and challenges in developing policy, building institutional capacity, and designing mechanisms that will enhance sub-national financing of infrastructure and services in developing countries.

UNEP Publication: Demystifying Private Climate Financing

June 3, 2015


What is private finance? Where and how does it connect with climate change mitigation and adaptation? And how can it be mobilized by public actors? Find the answers to these questions by reading the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) publication: Demystifying Private Climate Financing.

CDIA Gains Prominence At ADB Annual Meeting 2015

May 14, 2015


For the first time, CDIA, represented by its Program Coordinator Joris van Etten, participated in the Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank. The Meeting had a varied program which resulted in a number of concrete steps toward greater international partnerships.

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