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Improving the Environment through Infrastructure Development

Asia’s fast-growing cities stress the environment and threaten to do irreversible damage to the climate. However, the negative consequences of urbanization can be mitigated or even avoided. CDIA’s development specialists have been working with growing cities over the past decade, and they have seen that Asia Pacific cities are capable of utilizing ...

CDIA Lines Up Activities to Better Integrate Climate Change in its Operation

On 24 March and 3 April, CDIA team members participated in webinars designed to identify concrete steps to further mainstream climate change in their work. Acclimatise guided CDIA throughout the process, with funding support from Agence Française de Développement and Expertise France. “Over the next few months, we will make adjustments ...

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 ...

Climate Resilience Through Water Supply

Cities in Asia and the Pacific continue to grapple with a clean water crisis, and climate change will only amplify the challenge. In response, CDIA has been preparing infrastructure projects to secure potable water supply and increase the climate resilience of cities in Myanmar, Indonesia and various other countries in ...

A Message from CDIA

First, our heart goes to those who have been affected by Covid-19. In this unprecedented and challenging time, we want you to know that the health of our consulting team members and partners is our top priority. Over the last two weeks, we have pursued work from home arrangement under the ...

ADB, CDIA Facilitate City-to-City Learning Exchange on Urban Mobility in South Caucasus

Yerevan and Tbilisi face similar mobility issues. As the capital cities of Armenia and Georgia reform their transport systems, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and CDIA supported the conduct of a city-to-city learning exchange among senior officials on 5-6 March 2020 in Tbilisi, Georgia. Yerevan First Deputy Mayor Hrachya Sargsyan led ...

MPWT, Local Governments Consider Infrastructure Investments to Improve Quality of Life in Lao PDR

At the inception workshops conducted in Kaysone Phomvihane, Pakse, Luang Prabang and Vientiane in Lao People’s Democratic Republic, the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) together with local leaders agreed to formulate city livability plans to help identify infrastructure investments that will support their development priorities and livable city ...

Knowledge Products on Innovative Approaches to Xin’an River Restoration Set to be Published

Update as of April 31: The KPs will be published in August 2020. Cities in People’s Republic of China (PRC) and other Asia-Pacific countries will soon learn how innovation and best practices can be applied in managing water pollution, with the preparation of knowledge products (KPs) that will showcase how Xin’an ...

Spreading the Word on Cities and Climate Change

Insights and key information on climate change and its effects on cities will soon be a few clicks away. The new partnership between CDIA and Clickable Vietnam will boost the organization’s outreach efforts and create a variety of communication materials over the next two years. With support from Agence Française de ...

Stakeholder Consultations Cap Off Climate Vulnerability Study in Cambodia

A series of meetings with project stakeholders on 10-12 February 2020 culminated CDIA’s Climate Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment (CVAA) in Cambodia.  Representatives from provincial and city governments, Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT), Ministry of Economy and Finance, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, ...

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