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CDIA Stakeholders’ Forum Expert Group And Advisory Panel Meeting Focus On CDIA’s Future Direction

December 7, 2015

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On 24 November 2015, CDIA assembled its Stakeholders’ Forum Expert Group (SHF EG) to collect demand-side feedback on CDIA services, and its Advisory Panel (AP) to seek strategic advice on how CDIA should best fulfill its long-term aim of contributing to improved environmental and adequate living conditions for all in medium sized Asian cities.. The SHF EG is comprised of representatives from CDIA’s partner cities, local and regional partners, and the private sector, whereas the AP is a group of eminent persons in urban development.

CDIA ICLEI Interview On City Business Financing

December 7, 2015

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At Metropolitan Solutions 2015, Eva Ringhof, CDIA Social Development Specialist, was interviewed about city-business financing. Click here for the edited transcript of the interview.

CDIA Finishes PFS On Street Lighting Project in Bishkek

November 21, 2015

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The CDIA Pre-Feasibility Study (PFS) on Energy Efficiency and Public Safety Improvements Through Street Lighting in Bishkek has been completed. Based on this PFS, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has initiated a Feasibility Study (FS) and the City is translating the CDIA final report as an input in the FS and as such could be considered as linked to finance.

CDIA-Assisted Project In Kathmandu Now Almost Complete

November 16, 2015

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In 2009, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport of Kathmandu City in Nepal, with support from CDIA and ADB, conducted a study under the Sustainable Urban Transport Project. The study focused on how to improve traffic management and public transport, junctions, road widening, air quality, pedestrian lanes and sidewalks, and the construction of roads and pedestrian bridges along the Bishnumati river corridor.

World Bank Group Online Course On Financing for Development

November 12, 2015

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What exactly is financing for development? How can the new global development agenda be financed? Learn more by signing up for this free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Financing for Development which launches on 16 November 2015. A certificate of accomplishment — issued by the World Bank Group in partnership with Coursera — will be received by those who successfully complete the course requirements. Click here to sign-up for this free online course.

Transit Oriented Development Conference, Singapore

November 9, 2015

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CDIA is supporting the upcoming Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Conference on 25-26 November in Singapore. Click here for details and registration.

Webinar Invitation: Linking Cities to Finance

October 30, 2015

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The TUrbOCliC Working Group invites you to the 4th webinar of the Webinar Series 2015. This webinar aims to present and discuss the overall work approach of CDIA/GIZ and their partners on Linking Cities to Finance, and showcase experiences and findings from China (Financing Urban Development), Vietnam (Implementing Jointly: Integrated Wastewater and Drainage Management) and […]

CDIA Conducts PPP Training Course For DRC Officials in Shaanxi Province, China

October 29, 2015

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On September 15-17, about 40 government officials from Shaanxi Province attended the CDIA Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) Training Course (Module 2) facilitated by ADB Senior PPP Specialist Adolfo Guerrero and Prof. Wang Shouqing from Qinghua University. Mr. Zhang Huanjun, Director of the Shaanxi Provincial Development and Reform Commission Training Center and Mr. Zhang Liujun, Deputy Director of […]

CDIA Job Opportunity: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

October 29, 2015

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CDIA is looking for a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist. Click here for details. Deadline for Expression of Interest is 3 November 2015.

CDIA Holds Succesful Back-To-Back Events At The 6th Asia Pacific Urban Forum, Jakarta

October 27, 2015

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From 19-21 October, in Jakarta, Indonesia, CDIA had an exciting week full of inspiring and forward-looking discussions on Sustainable Urban Development in Asia-Pacific. The 6th Asia Pacific Urban Forum (APUF 6) was indeed a great event that gathered key stakeholders from across Asia-Pacific to share ideas on the New Urban Agenda. Click here to view the APUF 6 video, which summarizes the key issues in urban development for Asia-Pacific in the twenty-first century. Click here for the CDIA APUF 6 Photo Gallery.

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