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Strong Partnerships Are the Key to Building Better Cities

Rome was not built in a day - and there’s a reason for that.  Cities need to prioritize infrastructure projects to bring their development aspirations to life - and all the project stakeholders (including the city officials, development experts, community members and the project’s funders) need to work as a team ...

Reinforcing Climate Change Adaptation Investments with Capacity Development

Cambodia is one of the top ten countries most vulnerable to climate change.  Despite a bid by the national government to enhance the country’s capacities to implement effective adaptation measures, there is still a need to improve these capacities at the sub-national level. To help advance climate adaptation in Cambodia’s ...

Developing Integrated Solutions for Urban Issues in Uzbekistan

Recognizing cities as engines of growth, Uzbekistan has set sustainable urbanization as a priority agenda, with the goal of increasing its urbanization level to 60% by 2030. This policy calls for an integrated approach to urban development, to ensure that environmental protection, poverty alleviation and improvement of quality of life are incorporated in the way ...

CDIA Welcomes a FELICITY Colleague for a Three-week Learning Exchange on Project Development and Financing

From 18 September – 5 October, Itzel Alcerreca, Advisor for Mexico of the Financing Energy for Low-carbon Investment - Cities Advisory Facility (FELICITY) was posted in CDIA for three weeks in order to learn about the approaches, tools and capacity development measures of CDIA – and to apply the new ...

Video Documentary of Partnership towards a More Sustainable Mobility in Tbilisi City

Like many other cities in Asia-Pacific, Tbilisi City in Georgia is suffering from a car-centric culture, made worse by poor quality of public transport, unregulated taxi business and very cheap parking. These conditions, set against the backdrop of a hilly city provides a clear picture of the extent of work ...

CDIA Takes Part in Environmental Governance Forum

CDIA, through its Project Coordinator for China, Ms. Chenzi Yiyang, participated in the 2018 China-ASEAN Environmental Cooperation Forum on 11-12 September 2018. The event was aimed at improving environmental governance, by 1) strengthening cooperation between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China; 2) sharing knowledge and experience on the ...

CDIA Contributes to ‘Public Space-led Urban Development’ Session at UCLG ASPAC Congress

Through its Program Management Officer Mia Simpao, CDIA showcased the initiative of its city partner – Yangzhou, People’s Republic of China at the session on “Public Space-led Urban Development: Towards a Regional Strategy.” The session was organized by the United Nations Habitat as part of the UCLG-ASPAC Congress on September 14, ...

CDIA and Partners Advance SDG Localization at UCLG ASPAC Congress

“How Do I Implement the Sustainable Development Goals in My City?” – This was the key question addressed at the training session jointly organized by CDIA, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia (UNESCAP) and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) on 12 September 2018 in Surabaya, Indonesia. ...

Building the Capacity for Local Public-Private Partnerships

A key development priority of the Philippine government under its “Build, Build, Build” program is to accelerate high-impact infrastructure projects that will keep up with the needs of the country’s rapidly-growing population and improve the quality of its existing facilities. These projects are set to be financed mainly through public resources and ...

Financial Modelling Training Enables Bankability Assessment of Local PPP Projects

In cooperation with CDIA’s national partner organization, the Public-Private Partnership Center of the Philippines (PPP Center), a Financial Modelling Training was conducted on 7-10 August 2018 in Quezon City, Philippines. Urban planners and financial officers from the local government units (LGUs) of Calapan, Dipolog, Puerto Princesa and Quezon City were trained ...

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