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February 16, 2016
A CDIA Pre-Feasibility Study (PFS) for the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) on an “Integrated Drainage System and Climate Change Adaptation Project” was kicked off last 2 February, after the commitment given by Stakeholders in January 2015. The city of Mysore in India, situated by the rivers Cauvery and Kabini and a number of other drainage channels, is vulnerable to sewer contamination and random dumping of solid waste.
February 4, 2016
The CDIA-assisted project on urban transport in Cochin, India that got linked to KfW financing in 2015 has been approved by the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), India for KfW assistance worth 80 Million Euros for project implementation.
January 21, 2016
Ms. Claudia Hermes has joined CDIA as Program Coordinator effective 1 January 2016. Claudia has more than 10 years’ experience in development work in infrastructure development, governance and ICT4D. Prior to joining GIZ in the Philippines, she was based with GIZ in different African countries. Previously, she worked for 10 years in politics and also in the private sector in Germany with strong cooperation with companies from the Middle East and Asia.
January 18, 2016
CDIA was recently mentioned in a DEVEX article which presents four ways to finance climate friendly urban development. Click here to view (under sub header “Municipalities should develop expertise in project development”).
January 7, 2016
Berlin, the capital of Germany, is home to one of the world’s leading urban development summits: Metropolitan Solutions. In 2016, the combined congress and trade fair will again bring together decision-makers and leaders from around the globe for high-level dialogue on current and emerging issues and challenges in innovative, sustainable urban development. To be held from 31 May to 2 June, Metropolitan Solutions is unique in that it comprises more than 30 high-power conferences and workshops organized by various independent operators. Click here for details. Click here for the event brochure.
January 7, 2016
With funding support from Shanghai Municipal Government, CDIA is now accepting applications for the Expression of Interest (EOI) of qualified companies to carry out the technical assistance for an Integrated Elderly Care Public-Private Partnership Pilot Project in Yichang City, Hubei Province, China.
More details of the scope of PFS will be described in the Terms of Reference that will be provided to shortlisted consultancy firms in the Request for Proposal. Interested firms can download the EOI Form here. Click here for more details. Click here for Submission Instructions.
January 6, 2016
The 7th offering of the Executive Short Course on “Effective Urban Infrastructure Programming” will held from 29 February to 4 March 2016 for the Professional Staff Training Programme, and 3-4 March, 2016 for the Mayors Programme.
December 17, 2015
Click here to read the e-version of the CDIA Annual Report 2015. A practical and more creative printed version will be available in 2016.
December 17, 2015
Connective Cities – a project under GIZ, Engagement Global, and the Deutscher Städtetag (German Association of Cities) – brought together practitioners and experts on urban transport and planning from Germany, Indonesia, and the Philippines for the 3rd Asian Connective Cities Practitioners’ Workshop in Cebu City, Philippines.
December 15, 2015
On 23-24 February 2016 in Delhi, India, CDIA, together with the Cities Alliance, the Inclusive Cities Partnership Program (ICPP) India, the GIZ Sector Network Good Governance (SNGA), and the Study and Expert Fund (SEF) Project ‘Inclusive Metropolitan Environments for the Urban Poor’ will convene a multi-stakeholder symposium that will build around discussing case studies on inclusive approaches in Asian cities. The event will bring together representatives from governments at the national and subnational levels, public agencies, community organizations, private sector actors, donors, and development financing agencies.