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UIN’s Best Practice Policy Framework and Action Plans for Infrastructure Development in Asia-Pacific Region is Ready

July 29, 2016


CDIA, through its Program Coordinator Mrs. Claudia Hermes participated in the Urban Infrastructure Network (UIN) forum held 15 June 2016 in Singapore to finalize UIN’s “Report on Urban Infrastructure Development in the APEC Region: Best Practice Policy Framework and Proposed Action Plans.” UIN was established in 2014 out of the recommendation of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Advisory Council to assist governments and key stakeholders in managing urban development challenges.

UIN’s report is expected to provide tools for APEC policymakers to drive responsive, inclusive and sustainable urban infrastructure development in the Asia-Pacific region.

Procurement Announcement: PFS for Shandong Spring City Sustainable Urban Mobility Development Project

July 26, 2016


CDIA is pleased to announce that after technical and financial evaluation of the proposal(s) received 12 July 2016 (18:00H, China Time), China Sustainable Transportation Research Center was selected to provide the pre-feasibility study (PFS) consulting service for the project:  Shandong Spring City Sustainable Urban Mobility Development.

Updated CDIA Strategy and Action Plan for Pro-poor Urban Infrastructure Development Now Available

July 22, 2016


The long-term aim of CDIA is to contribute to the promotion of sustainable and pro-poor urban development, leading to improved environmental and living conditions for all in medium-sized Asian cities. In line with this, CDIA has recently updated and made available online its “Strategy and Action Plan for Pro-poor Urban Infrastructure Development.”

Join our PrepCom3 Side Event in Surabaya, Indonesia!

July 21, 2016


Inviting participants of PrepCom3 of the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) to our side event on July 26, 2016 in Surabaya, Indonesia. See you there!

CDIA Finishes PFS on Integrated Wastewater Management Project

July 19, 2016


CDIA has recently completed the Pre-feasibility Studies on the Integrated Wastewater Management Project for the cities of Baguio and San Fernando in the Philippines.

World Cities Summit 2016 Offers Solutions for Liveable and Sustainable Cities

July 18, 2016


CDIA-ADB Program Manager Joris van Etten participated in the recently concluded World Cities Summit (WCS) held in Singapore from 10-14 July 2016.

With the theme, “Liveable and Sustainable Cities: Innovative Cities of Opportunity,” the summit brought together more than 1,000 delegates from various cities around the world – allowing government leaders and industry experts to address liveable and sustainable city challenges, share integrated urban solutions and forge new partnerships.

Training Course on Urban Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience to be Held in Dhaka, BGD

July 18, 2016


UPDATE As of July 21, 2016: The training course was moved to a later date due to unforeseen circumstances. For more information, please email:


As part of its Cities and Climate Change Training Series, CDIA is set to conduct a training course on “Urban Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience” on 8-10 August 2016 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

This three-day training course aims to improve the climate change and urban resilience knowledge among senior-level managers and boost their efforts in integrating climate change mitigation and adaptation into their local strategies.

CDIA To Hold Training Course On Linking Urban Infrastructure Investment To Finance

July 13, 2016


CDIA, in cooperation with PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (PT SMi) is set to conduct a training course on “Linking Urban Infrastructure Investment to Financing” on 27-29 July 2016 at Sheraton Surabaya Hotel and Tower, Surabaya, Indonesia.

New Senior Urban Environmental Engineer Joins CDIA

July 7, 2016


Mr. Neil Chadder has joined CDIA as Senior Urban Environmental Engineer effective 04 July 2016. Mr. Chadder is a water supply and sanitation engineer with over 30 years of experience in the urban development sector. He has worked throughout Asia and Africa on a wide variety of projects funded by ADB, KfW, JICA and the World Bank. Although he has been engaged in all aspects of the project cycle, including evaluation, his focus and passion is project development and preparation. Most recently, Mr. Chadder worked with the ADB and KfW on project preparation and implementation in Delhi, India.

Join our Webinar on Habitat III and the New Urban Agenda this Thursday!

July 5, 2016


GIZ Transformation–Urban Opportunities–Climate Change (TUrbOCliC) Working Group Members, other interested GIZ colleagues working on urban and climate topics, as well as collaborators/partners from the development community are invited to the second webinar of the TUrbOCliC Webinar Series 2016 on 7 July 2016, at 10:00 –11:00 Central European Time* DST (8:00 – 9:00 UTC).

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