Good Practice Laboratory Events

2017: Good Practice Seminar Kicks Off CDIA’s Anniversary Celebration

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, and the Philippines – Public-Private Partnership Center of the Philippines actively contributed to the workshop. It’s objective was to develop and further define approaches for the private sector involvement in their identified infrastructure projects. The participants discussed each infrastructure project, and defined recommendations and next steps for their planning and implementation. Apart from their own expertise, the participants had the opportunity to learn from the inputs and international experience of the Connective Cities’ invitees from Indonesia, Germany and Australia.

The City of Naga hosted several site visits such as in the People’s Market, which was a PPP-project; Naga River Revitalization Project, which was supported by CDIA; and the climate change resilient affordable housing project of the Bicol State College of Applied Science and Technology, as supported by the GIZ-Nexus program. The site visits were joined by GIZ-CDIA Program Coordinator Eva Ringhof, CDIA Advisory Board Member Kirtee Shah and GIZ-BMZ coordinator Felix Döhler.

2016: CDIA Training Workshop in Singapore Promotes Better Understanding of How to Actualize Infrastructure Investments in Asia

There is no other region in the world where fast-track urban growth happens as in Asia, and confronts urban development with more challenges than anywhere else. In most Asian cities however, the capacities to identify, prepare and realize bankable infrastructure investments are either lacking or nascent.

To support Asian cities bridge this gap, CDIA collaborated with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Singapore and National University of Singapore to deliver a five-day training course as part of the 10-year anniversary of CDIA dubbed, “Effective Urban Infrastructure Programming and Good Practices Workshop.”



2014: CDIA Flagship Event: Strengthening City-to-City Learning

As its 2014 Flagship Event, CDIA held a workshop on “Investing in Asia’s Urban Future: Strengthening City-to-City Learning,” from 24-26 November in Manila, Philippines.

It aimed to highlight when, where, and how cities that have benefitted from CDIA intervention have shared their CDIA experiences; refined knowledge sharing and peer-to-peer learning methodologies to make them more effective, creative, and able to reach a wider audience; and bring together CDIA stakeholders to support the implementation of the CDIA Centers of Learning initiative.

Eighteen participants from 9 cities that CDIA has previously worked with attended sessions on effective knowledge sharing, peer-to-peer learning modalities, clinics on how to write and sell your story, and photo-documentation tips. The program was capped off with a site visit to Valenzuela City in Metro Manila where the participants presented their outputs and the audience voted for the best presentations.

The presentation winners, who each received a hand-carved wooden trophy from the artists of Northern Luzon (Philippines) were: Tangerang City, Indonesia for Best PowerPoint presentation; Peshawar City, Pakistan for Best Poster; General Santos City, Philippines for Best Presenter; and Semarang City, Indonesia for Overall Champion.

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