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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.

Call For Expression Of Interest: PFS On Guiyang Vocational and Technical College Main Campus Expansion PPP Project, Guizhou Province, China

May 4, 2015


Submissions for Expression of Interest (EOI) are now being accepted for the Pre-feasibility Study (PFS) on the Guiyang Vocational and Technical College Main Campus Expansion PPP Project, Guiyang City, Guizhou Province, China. Submission deadline is on 8:00 A.M. 1 June 2015 (CST).

CDIA 2015 Team Planning Meeting Focuses on Medium Term Review Next Steps And Team Communication

April 28, 2015


For 3 days, 21-23 April, 30 CDIA staff members from 9 countries brainstormed and strategized during the annual CDIA Planning Meeting and Retreat held in Laiya, Batangas.

The event aimed to welcome the new CDIA team members by clarifying roles and responsibilities and developing guiding principles for the CDIA team culture; follow up on the CDIA Midterm Review 2014; further develop concepts for linking to finance, capacity development strategy, cost recovery, and regional ownership; discuss how to optimize administrative procedures; and come up with a common base of information for exchanging news, sharing successes, and concerns.

Asia Africa Smart City Summit To Be Held In Bandung, Indonesia

April 13, 2015


The Bandung City Government will host the Asia Africa Smart City Tourism on 22-23 April 2015 at the Trans Luxury Hotel Bandung, West Java. With the theme “Smart City for Civilization Advancement,” the Summit is expected to attract some 400 delegates from over 109 countries, including city majors, academics and industry practitioners. Click here for more information on the event Web site.

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