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.