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January 26, 2018
CityNet marked the network’s 30th anniversary through the conduct of CityNet Congress 2017 from 5-8 November 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. More than 300 participants gathered to share best practices and innovative solutions for localizing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the New Urban Agenda. The event offered a unique platform to connect with high-level representatives from cities and other crucial urban stakeholders, partners and business leaders in the Asia-Pacific region.
January 25, 2018
Mr. Julian Syah joined CDIA on 3 January 2018 as its first Senior Urban Infrastructure Specialist specifically assigned for Indonesia. As CDIA’s portfolio grows in the country, Mr. Syah will work with our Manila-based team and will play a key role in the management of our Indonesian projects.
January 25, 2018
The water that runs down the drain from households and commercial establishments is a mixture of grey and black water. Without proper treatment, it causes environmental pollution and affects public health which, in turn, undermine the city’s poverty reduction and economic development efforts.
With the goal of helping Mataram City in Indonesia collect and treat its wastewater, CDIA recently completed a project preparation study (PPS), which comprehensively reviewed the existing technical, social, environmental, and climate change issues surrounding wastewater and septage management in the city. To address these issues, CDIA has prepared a long term wastewater infrastructure development plan and completed the technical design options for the proposed infrastructure.
January 23, 2018
The New Year ushered in a fresh start for CDIA as its very own Neil Chadder was appointed as Program Manager effective January 2018. He took on the post from Joris van Etten, who will still be involved with CDIA as Unit Head in addition to his broader responsibilities within ADB’s Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department. Neil will lead the team in cooperation with Program Coordinator Eva Ringhof.
Neil joined CDIA in July 2016 as its Urban Environmental Engineer. In a span of 18 months, he was able to work closely with 12 cities in Bangladesh, Georgia, India, Pakistan and Tajikistan in developing their infrastructure projects, with an estimated investment value of USD1.2 billion.
January 15, 2018
CDIA is pleased to welcome Carsten Gloeckner into the team as our new Social Development Specialist.
With his experience in implementing social standards and supporting capacity development in Asian countries for four years, CDIA is happy to have him on board to ensure that inclusive development aspects are integrated in urban infrastructure investments.
January 10, 2018
CDIA is keen to welcome Maria Mejia, our new intern for Capacity Development and Outreach. Maria is currently studying Global Change Ecology (MSc.) at the University of Bayreuth, Germany. Before joining CDIA, she worked at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in Germany, where she assisted a project on enhancing climate capacities in the Global South.
January 5, 2018
At the 3rd Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific (RCAP) Congress held 7-8 December 2016 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, the ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability brought together national and local governments, bilateral and multilateral development agencies, experts and practitioners to ramp up discussions on the implementation of nationally determined contributions (NDC) within the context of building urban resilience.
December 13, 2017
It’s a day to remember when the 19th Program Review Committee (PRC) Meeting was held on 23 November in Manila, Philippines. The day did not only mark a milestone with the launch of the CDIA Trust Fund hosted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), it also celebrated the 10 successful years of CDIA. The PRC is CDIA’s […]
December 13, 2017
The CDIA Advisory Panel and Stakeholders’ Forum Expert Group (AP-SHFEG), composed of representatives from CDIA partner cities as well as national and regional partner organizations, gathered in an annual meeting on 23 November 2017 at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Headquarters in Manila Philippines. The meeting served as a venue for sharing an overview of […]
December 11, 2017
CDIA, in partnership with Connective Cities and the City of Naga jointly organized a “Good Practice Laboratory for Effective Urban Infrastructure Programming” on 20-22 November 2017 in Naga City, Philippines. Twenty-one representatives from Asian cities – Naga, Pimpri, Khulna, Tangerang, Mardan, Peshawar, Puerto Princesa, and Singkawan; together with Project Development Facilities from Indonesia – PT PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur, […]