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CDIA Releases Its Updated Gender Strategy And Action Plan

June 30, 2016


In support of its commitment towards gender equality, CDIA recently released its updated “Gender Strategy and Action Plan.” The plan outlines not only the organization’s view on the need for gender balance and mainstreaming, but also specific and measurable courses of action for achieving gender equality within CDIA and its partners.

German Habitat Forum Calls On Cities As Agents Of Sustainable Development

June 29, 2016


“Empower cities as agents of sustainable development.” This was the collective call of about 1,000 participants of the German Habitat Forum held in Berlin, Germany on 1-2 June 2016.

The appeal was made following 13 interactive workshops, which served as the platform for dialogue among pioneering thinkers and authorities from across the world, who in turn set the urgency for ensuring sustainable urban development.

Call For Proposals: Think AAAA: Translating The Addis Agenda Into Practice

June 24, 2016


On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH invites submissions for research projects that propose policy recommendations for the implementation of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA). Recognising the importance of a global partnership for translating the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development into concrete national policies, we invite joint proposals by at least two partner institutions from different countries, of which at least one should be from an emerging economy or a developing country. Successful research proposals will be awarded up to EUR 40,000 for their implementation.


CDIA Highlights Smart Cities At ISDS 2016

June 20, 2016


CDIA, through its Cluster Coordinator Alexandra Linden participated in the recently concluded Innovative Strategies for Development Summit (ISDS) 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Galleria, Quezon City on 08-10 June 2016 .

Dubbed, “Accelerating Inclusive and Sustainable Development through ICT,” ISDS 2016 became a venue for policymakers, government agencies, development partners and other stakeholders to discuss how information and communication technologies (ICTs) may be used to address development issues.

Request for Proposal: PFS for Shandong Spring City Sustainable Urban Mobility Development Project

June 20, 2016


After due evaluation of Expression of Interests (EOIs) received for the Pre-feasibility Study (PFS) for Shandong Spring City Sustainable Urban Mobility Development Project, CDIA would like to announce that the following companies are invited for further proposal submission:

1. China Sustainable Transportation Research Center

2. Santec Consulting Service Inc.

For more information, please email Ms. Zhang Yu at

Cities and Middle-Income Countries: Making Cities More Liveable

June 17, 2016


An evaluation learning event titled,  “Cities and Middle-Income Countries: Making Cities More Liveable” will be held at Pan Pacific Hotel, Marina Bay, Singapore on 12 July 2016 .

Reflections and Recommendations On The New Urban Agenda: A CDIA Perspective

June 15, 2016


CDIA welcomed the zero draft of the New Urban Agenda as an aspiration for action and a forward-looking document, which aims to guide global urbanization policy for the next 20 years and accomplish the objectives of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda as well as the Paris Agreement. However, the zero draft is still weak in mechanisms for implementing and financing a transformative urban agenda.

CDIA And PPPC Align Interventions To Better Serve Philippine Cities

June 15, 2016


CDIA and its national partner organization (NPO) in the Philippines, the Public Private Partnership Center (PPPC), brought together their key managers to better align their service offerings to cities.

In a whole-day workshop held at ADB on June 9, 2016, the partners agreed to work together on three (3) areas: project preparation, capacity development, and knowledge management. The workshop provided not only the platform to deliberate on the common cooperation goals, but to also outline key activities for implementation in 2016 and beyond.

CDIA-Partner City Contributes To German Recommendations For The New Urban Agenda

June 14, 2016


The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Federal State of Berlin hosted the German Habitat Forum in Berlin on 1-2 June 2016 as an opportunity to debate sustainable solutions to urban challenges.

Deadline Extended: Call For Expression Of Interest: Shandong Spring City Sustainable Urban Mobility Development Project

June 13, 2016


With funding support from the Shanghai Municipal Government, a call for Expression of Interest is now open for qualified companies to carry out the technical assistance for the ADB 2017 Loan for the “Shandong Spring City Sustainable Urban Mobility Development Project.” This project aims to explore ways for clean bus-based public BRT transit system in the central urban areas of Jinan to effectively reduce the congestion situation in Jinan and protect the springs and urban ecology. Click here for the Terms of Reference.

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