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Upcoming CDIA Training Course: Linking To Finance

May 16, 2016

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Linking Urban Infrastructure Investments to Financing 3-Day Training Course, 27-29 July 2016 Surabaya, Indonesia As local and regional governments are now being entrusted with leading their cities towards achieving the SDGs, it is highly relevant to provide them with a better understanding of financing mechanisms. With this in mind, CDIA in cooperation with national and […]

New Finance and Admin Head Joins CDIA

May 12, 2016

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Mr. Nicholas Tendai van Eckert has joined CDIA as Head of Finance and Administration effective 17 April 2016. After joining the Finance Competence Center of the Africa Department at GIZ Germany in 2010 he worked with GIZ Thailand and GIZ Malaysia before joining GIZ in the Philippines.

Towards Inclusive Cities In Asia Symposium Report Now Available

May 12, 2016

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Click here to read the Report of the Regional Symposium ‘Towards Inclusive Cities in Asia’ which was held in New Delhi on 23-24 February 2016.

The working groups came up with a set of Recommendations for the New Urban Agenda and Habitat III process leading to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11 – Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

HABITAT III Releases Zero Draft Of The New Urban Agenda

May 11, 2016

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On 6 May, UN-Habitat released the zero draft of the New Urban Agenda, in view of the Habitat III – United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development Conference, which will be held in Quito, Ecuador in October. The New Urban Agenda will guide the efforts of nation states, city and regional leaders, international development funders, United Nations programs and civil society for the next 20 years. The final version will be the outcome document agreed upon at the Conference. Click here to view.

BMZ Video Features CDIA’s Work With Naga City, Philippines

May 10, 2016

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A BMZ-produced video, shown for the first time last week in Frankfurt as part of the BMZ City of Sustainability Events at the ADB Annual Meeting, features CDIA’s work with Naga City, Philippines, on revitalizing the Naga River. Click here to watch the video.

BMZ, SECO, and CDIA Hold Linking To Finance Side Event In Frankfurt

May 10, 2016

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As a side event to the 49th Asian Development Bank General Meeting, 2-5 May in Frankfurt, BMZ, the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), and CDIA held a discussion forum on 2 May at the City of Sustainability Forum at the ADB General Meeting. Organized by BMZ and SECO, the discussion aimed to reflect on the ins and outs of linking cities to finance with representatives from local governments, financing institutions, private sector.

New CDIA Video Features Asian Cities And Their Journey With CDIA

April 29, 2016

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Created, narrated, filmed and produced by the CDIA Team members and partners, this “home-made” video shows how Asian cities, with support from CDIA, are taking steps to provide infrastructure and services to an expected 1 billion more people in Asia in the next 20 years. Watch it here.

World Cities Summit 2016: Livable And Sustainable Cities: Innovative Cities Of Opportunity

April 28, 2016

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Registration for the World Cities Summit 2016 is now open! Register today at www.worldcitiessummit.com.sg before the Early Bird discount ends.
More importantly, register early to get on board the Connect@WCS platform where you will be able to make appointments to meet other participants at the Summit – speakers, mayors, senior policy makers, industry leaders, and many more. For Registration Enquiries, please email: registration@worldcities.com.sg

The World Cities Summit (WCS) is the exclusive and premier platform for government leaders and industry experts to address liveable and sustainable city challenges, share integrated urban solutions and forge new partnerships. The 5th edition of this biennial event will be held in conjunction with the Singapore International Water Week and CleanEnviro Summit Singapore on 10 – 14 July 2016 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Click here for the brochure.

CDIA Capacity Development And Training Courses 2016 Brochure Now Online

April 12, 2016

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Dear CDIA partners and colleagues,

Greetings from Manila! We are happy to announce that the CDIA Capacity Development and Training Courses e-Brochure for 2016 is now available online!

Celebrating the CDIA Annual Theme 2016 of “Partnerships for Financing Urban Development”, you will find a series of courses offered by CDIA across different themes, ranging from Cities and Climate Change and Inclusive Cities to multiple financing modules offered throughout the year. Courses listed in the attached brochure are also available as Training of Trainers, as well as tailored to the needs of the city upon request. For further inquiry, please feel free to contact us at info@cdia.asia.

What’s Going On, Yangon?

April 12, 2016

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In June 2015 , CDIA deployed a team of planners, architects and economists to help the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) and the Yangon Heritage Trust (YHT) define tools and instruments for heritage-led regeneration initiative in selected pilot areas in the city’s historic core. Click here for the updated executive summary of this heritage-led urban regeneration pilot project in downtown Yangon.

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