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CDIA Chronicles How Yangzhou Rebuilds its Past for the Future

December 10, 2017

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Yangzhou City once thrived in Ancient China as a major political, financial and trade center. This historical period had left the present-day Yangzhou with a large number of historical treasures, splendid culture and natural sceneries that attract millions of tourists every year, and left everyone captivated by the city’s unique charm. In 2009, CDIA assisted […]

City Partners Showcase their Initiatives at CDIA’s 10th Anniversary Event

December 10, 2017

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Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon once said, “Our struggle for global sustainability will be won or lost in cities.” With this in mind, CDIA on the occasion of its 10th anniversary, created a platform to highlight the initiatives of cities that are making headway in the battle for sustainable development. Four partner cities and […]

Two CDIA National Partner Organizations Exchange Knowledge on Public-Private Partnership

December 10, 2017

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On November 24, 2017, the Public-Private Partnership Center of the Philippines (PPPC) and PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (PT SMI) from Indonesia conducted an exchange workshop on how to improve project preparation and institutional set-ups. Two representatives from PT SMI, Ms. Reetta Pranari and Mr. Armando Marulitua were welcomed by PPPC Executive Director Ferdinand A. Pecson […]

Yogyakarta’s Enhanced Bus System as Seen through the Lens of its Beneficiaries

December 6, 2017

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In August 2017, the CDIA Team embarked on a mission to do a video documentary of the efforts of Yogyakarta City, Indonesia in enhancing its public transport system. In 2011, CDIA supported the city government to develop its public transport strategy, and do a pre-feasibility study to expand the Transjogja Bus operation, among others. The […]

Celebrating 10 Years of Investing in Asia’s Urban Future

November 29, 2017

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CDIA recently marked its 10th anniversary in supporting cities in Asia and the Pacific in infrastructure development and financing.

From a simple idea borne out of an international conference organized by the German Government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in 2007, CDIA has become a key player in urban project preparation.

On 23rd of November at the ADB Headquarters in the Philippines, CDIA partners came together to celebrate their accomplishments throughout the decade.

CDIA Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

November 1, 2017

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On November 20-23, 2017, CDIA will be holding its 10th anniversary celebration in honor of this important milestone.

From a simple idea borne out of an international conference organized by the German Government and the Asian Development Bank in 2007, CDIA has become a key player in urban project preparation in Asia and the Pacific. The commemoration will be an opportune time not only to look back at what CDIA and its partners have accomplished, but also to look forward to more decades of fruitful collaboration with cities, funding agencies, and other partner organizations.

Cambodian Cities Get Ready for their Projects through the Second Wastewater Management Training

November 1, 2017

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CDIA held the Second Wastewater Management Training on 16-19 October 2017 in Siem Reap, Cambodia. It was participated by around 30 officials from Cambodian cities of Kampong Chnnang, Pursat, Serei Saophoan, Stung Sen, and from the Sewerage Management and Construction Department (SMCD) of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) Cambodia.

Dushanbe Water Supply and Sanitation Project Makes Headway with Urban Resilience Workshop

November 1, 2017

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As part of the Dushanbe Water Supply and Sanitation Project, an urban resilience workshop was conducted on 03 October 2017 to orientate city officials on the concept of ‘urban resilience.’ A total of 18 participants from the City Administration and Dushanbe Vodokanal attended to help identify and prioritize the stresses and shocks that challenge Dushanbe’s resilience.  The work they did is expected to guide project design, including adaptive capacity.

CDIA Shares Insights on Localizing Finances

October 30, 2017

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In order to feature the implementation experiences of the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) from selected projects worldwide, GIZ headquarters hosted the conference title, “2030 Agenda – From Theory to Practice” from 26-27 of October in Eschborn, Germany.

CDIA Talks about Sustainable Urban Public Transport at the Local Economic Development Forum in Tbilisi

October 25, 2017

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Mobility conditions in Tbilisi, Georgia have worsened in recent years due to high road congestion, increased car ownership, and poor quality of public transport, among others. The good news is that the wheels of change have already been put into motion by City Hall, which highlighted the topic of sustainable urban transport at the 10th International Forum for Local Economic Development (LED), held 13-14 September 2017 at The Biltmore Hotel in Tbilisi.

In one of the sessions titled, “Future Cities,” CDIA’s Senior Urban Environmental Engineer Neil Chadder shared how CDIA is working closely with the city government in shifting towards sustainable urban public transport. “What we at CDIA are helping the City to do is to make public transport the most attractive option. People make individual choices, but let’s make the choice easy for people,” he said.

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