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Project Preparation Report Features CDIA’s Approach and Success Stories

March 22, 2018

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The Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance (CCFLA) has recently published its report on the Summary of Good Practice of Successful Project Preparation Facilities, which highlighted CDIA’s approach and success stories in supporting subnational project preparation in Asia and the Pacific. The report was produced by GIB, FDMV and ICLEI, as supported by GIZ and GIB.

Stakeholders Undertake Prioritization Exercise to Line up Infrastructure Projects in Luganville City

March 20, 2018

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With the purpose to identify and align infrastructure projects with the needs, resources, and context of the city, a prioritization exercise was conducted on February 22, 2018 in Luganville, Republic of Vanuatu. Using CDIA’s City Infrastructure Investment Programming and Prioritization (CIIPP) toolkit, stakeholders were able to discuss investment options, and systematically determine projects that are most appropriate to develop.

 

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.

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