More Cities Expected to Use CIIPP as GGGI Undergoes Training of Trainers

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CDIA recently conducted in Hanoi, Vietnam a training of trainers (TOT) for four representatives of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)-Vietnam and -Cambodia to develop their competencies on the use of CDIA’s City Infrastructure Programming and Prioritization (CIIPP) Toolkit.

GGGI is an international organization dedicated to supporting and promoting strong, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth in developing countries and emerging economies. It was established in 2012 at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.

Undergoing CDIA’s training on CIIPP would allow GGGI staff to effectively utilize the CIIPP for project selection in various cities in Vietnam and Cambodia as part of GGGI’s Green City programmes.

Brian Capati, CDIA’s Municipal Infrastructure Engineer who facilitated the training, highlighted the advantage of the CIIPP toolkit in helping cities plan and prioritize their infrastructure projects.

“The CIIPP toolkit allows cities to systematically decide which among their long list of infrastructure projects they’re going to pursue given their respective priorities, resources and environmental status. We are grateful that with the help of GGGI, more cities in Vietnam and Cambodia are expected to use CIIPP for planning their infrastructure projects,” said Mr. Capati.

Both Mr. Capati and Mr. Doan Van Minh of the Development Strategies Institute (a CDIA national partner organization in Vietnam) further shared how some cities in the Philippines and Vietnam were able to use CIIPP to effectively identify their bankable and prioritized investment projects. Examples of these cities include Hai Phong, Valenzuela, Catbalogan, and Dipolog.

The training exercise earned positive feedback from participants, who lauded that the hands-on experience of resource speakers paved for better understanding of how to use and apply the toolkit. The participants will use CIIPP in their work with cities in Vietnam and Cambodia.


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