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

January 13, 2015

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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). […]

CDIA Country Managers Coach Cities on How To Share Good Practices

November 26, 2014

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On Day 2 of the Strengthening City-to-City Learning Workshop, CDIA cities were hard at work with our country managers — discussing, focusing, and brainstorming on how to best present their city case studies and good practices. The workshop aims to highlight when, where, and how cities with CDIA intervention have shared their CDIA experiences; refine […]

CDIA Stakeholders’ Forum Expert Group (SHFEG) Meeting Focuses on City Interventions

November 26, 2014

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On 25 November,  at the Asian Development Bank Headquarters in Manila, the CDIA SHFEG met to collect feedback and discuss inputs on CDIA city interventions and the CDIA Program Review Committee. The Group periodically informs the CDIA Management of the demand for CDIA services, reactions to CDIA services rendered, and generally acts as a forum […]

Asian Cities to Strengthen Peer-to-Peer Learning on Urban Infrastructure Innovations

November 21, 2014

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CDIA will hold a workshop on “Investing in Asia’s Urban Future: Strengthening City-to-City Learning,” 24-26 November in Manila, Philippines. The workshop aims to highlight when, where, and how cities with CDIA intervention have shared their CDIA experiences; refine the knowledge sharing and peer-to-peer learning methodologies to become more effective, creative, and reach a wider audience; […]

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