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CDIA Holds Interim Workshops in Lao PDR Under the ‘New Normal’

August 28, 2020


The COVID-19 pandemic has upended CDIA’s workflow on its active project preparation studies (PPSs).

To complete the interim workshops for the ongoing Lao Livable Cities Program in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), the CDIA team adopted a new strategy of blending face-to-face meetings with virtual consultations for the first time in its history.

Spotlight on CDIA’s Urban Development Specialist, Chee Anne Roño

August 26, 2020


“Cities have a lot of development aspirations. It is our job to help them prioritize and prepare concrete and well defined, bankable investments.”

Chee Anne Roño has always gravitated to the type of development work that CDIA offers and is a natural for the role.

CDIA Joins Workshop to Improve the Design of Green Infrastructure Projects

August 26, 2020


This month, CDIA urban development experts participated in virtual knowledge-sharing workshops with officials from six Asia Pacific cities who are preparing infrastructure projects for solid waste management and water conservation.

Connective Cities organized the workshops, which lasted between two and three hours each and were held from 03 to 14 August.

CDIA Completes Virtual Training on Cities and Climate Change

August 26, 2020


Members of the CDIA core team have completed an online training course on cities and climate change, which will enable them to better assist Asia Pacific cities in preparing low carbon and resilient infrastructure projects.

Why Asia’s Future Depends on Youth Engagement

August 12, 2020


While there are many headlines about Asia’s aging population, it’s actually the most youthful region in the world – with over 1.1 billion people aged under 30.

Tbilisi Mayor Unveils Mobility Plans, Thanks CDIA Experts for Support

August 7, 2020


TBILISI, GEORGIA – Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze recently presented his administration’s updated transport policy and future projects to city officials and development partners.


Armenia is the 21st Country to Work with CDIA on Infrastructure Development

August 6, 2020


On 15 July 2020, the CDIA Trust Fund Management approved Yerevan Municipality’s application for a public transport network project, making Armenia the 21st country to receive infrastructure development assistance from CDIA.

Why CDIA Works with Secondary Cities

July 30, 2020


Almost half of Asia’s population lives and works in “secondary cities”, which are urban areas with smaller populations than megacities such as Jakarta and Manila.

CDIA Conducts Waste Characterization Study to Inform Investment Planning in Lao PDR

June 28, 2020


The cities of Pakse, Luang Prabang, and Kaysone Phomvihane in Lao People’s Democratic Republic have been working to increase city livability by improving their solid waste management (SWM) services.

These cities started working with CDIA in December 2019 on a project preparation study (PPS) for infrastructure projects that will be fed into Lao PDR’s Livable Cities Investment Program to be financed by the Asian Development Bank and programmed for 2021.

As part of the PPS, CDIA led a waste characterization study as a starting point to help fully develop the SWM programs of the three cities.

CDIA Kicks Off Virtual Training on Cities and Climate Change

June 28, 2020


Last week, the CDIA team has begun a training program to improve their capacity to help cities develop low-carbon and climate resilient infrastructure projects.

The virtual training will consist of 11 sessions from 22 June to 23 July 2020. Each session will last between 1.5 to 2 hours.

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