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Urban Development is for Women, Too!

March 9, 2018

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Strategic investments in urban infrastructure have the potential to close gender gaps and open up opportunities for women in Asia. Despite enormous gains in recent years, many of the infrastructure projects remain gender blind.

Understanding this need and the catalytic role of women in urban development, CDIA promotes gender equality in its processes and activities in line with its Gender Strategy and Action Plan.

The City of Yangzhou Rebuilds its Past to Ensure a Bright Future

February 23, 2018

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Preserving cultural heritage while upgrading urban areas can be a challenging task for cities. CDIA supported the city of Yangzhou in designing its urban renewable project with an integrated approach. This puts Yangzhou on the right track toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

CDIA Supports Ziyang City to Promote Green Development in its Industrial Transformation

February 23, 2018

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Ziyang City in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is faced with the challenge of stimulating economic growth while creating a liveable city for its people. Towards green development, CDIA is currently supporting its municipal government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in developing a Project Preparation Study (PPS) that will offer a blueprint of how a small city could be sustainable, both economically and environmentally.

CDIA receives Team Partner Award from ADB-SDCC

February 23, 2018

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The Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department (SDCC) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has recently presented CDIA with Team Partner Award for its work in getting the approval of the CDIA Trust Fund.

World Urban Forum Yields Innovative Solutions Toward ‘Cities for All’

February 20, 2018

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The Ninth Session of the World Urban Forum, a non-legislative technical forum organized by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) was successfully held on 7-13 February 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It gathered a wide range of experts from which a wealth of innovative solutions was generated to accelerate the implementation of the New Urban Agenda (NUA) to achieve ‘Cities for All.’

Second CDIA Training at WUF9 Serves to Advance Project Preparation and Financing

February 15, 2018

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The effective implementation of action plans towards the global agenda lies on the quality of infrastructure projects and the sufficiency of their funding, as well as the solid cooperation between key players in the field of development. That is why CDIA has always emphasized the importance of adequate project preparation for urban infrastructure investments. Prior to implementation, any project for the improvement of municipal infrastructure needs a wide variety of detailed information usually collected through a project preparation study.

In order to raise awareness and disseminate tools to help cities effectively formulate their projects, CDIA prepared the training course, “Get Projects Ready to Match Global Agenda Financing Criteria.” It was conducted jointly with partners – PPP Center of the Philippines, PTSMI Indonesia, UN-Habitat, GIB Foundation and UCLG-ASPAC last February 11, 2018 at the World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

CDIA Participates in the Workshop between the Philippines and Japan on PPP Projects in the Area of Waste Management

February 15, 2018

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Mr. Gebhard Ott, who is seconded to CDIA’s partner organization, the Public-Private Partnership Center of the Philippines (PPPC) attended on behalf of CDIA the “Workshop between the Philippines and Japan on PPP Projects in the Area of Waste Management” on February 01, 2018 in Quezon City, Philippines.

GIZ/CDIA Training Event at WUF9 Offers Practical Insights for Implementing the Global Agenda in Cities

February 13, 2018

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With the implementation of the New Urban Agenda (NUA) that accords cities as drivers of sustainable development, cities need to learn about the challenges, opportunities, and concrete courses of action for aligning their local planning strategies and processes with these global agenda. Understanding this need, CDIA through its Program Coordinator Eva Ringhof and Program Management Officer Mia Simpao collaborated with the GIZ Transformation–Urban Opportunities–Climate Change (TUrbOCliC) Working Group Speaker Ms. Vaishali Nandan to deliver the training, “How do I Implement the Global Agenda in My City?” It was conducted on February 9, 2018 at the World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Flood Risk Management in Valenzuela City Gets a Boost from the National Government

January 26, 2018

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Valenzuela has had a long history of flooding but with very little influence to mitigate its effects. The city is highly vulnerable to the effects of flood as a result of a confluence of factors, among which are its location and topography. Aside from being in an area where there’s 16 percent frequency of tropical cyclones, it also receives water runoff from two major rivers in nearby towns and constantly from the Manila Bay during high tide. About 25% of the city is likewise below sea level, making natural drainage very difficult.

CDIA bids farewell to its longtime team member

January 26, 2018

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Senior Programme Manager for India Balakrishnan Elangovan recently left CDIA after almost 10 years of working with the team. Joining in April 2008, Bala is one of the pioneering employees of CDIA who had since then managed the growing portfolio of CDIA in India.

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