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CDIA Initiates City Engagement to Prepare AFD’s Climate Resilience and Urban Development Project in Bac Kan and Ha Nam

November 14, 2019

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From 6-12 October 2019, CDIA conducted site visits and met with provincial and city-level officials of Bac Kan and Phu Ly in Vietnam, two cities identified under AFD’s proposed Climate Resilience in Bac Kan and Ha Nam Project (CRBH). With support from AFD and the European Union, CDIA’s engagement seeks to improve project readiness for possible downstream AFD financing.

Today is World Cities Day!

October 31, 2019

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In line with the theme of “Changing the World: Innovations and Better Life for Future Generations,” how does CDIA contribute to shaping the cities of tomorrow? What are some of its innovative approaches to address challenges and ensure a more inclusive, resilient and sustainable urban future?

“Stimulating innovation is a key objective of CDIA in working with cities,” said Neil Chadder, Program Manager. “We do so by going beyond introducing cutting edge technologies. It is more about addressing specific needs to ensure that benefits are optimized for the city residents,” he added.

Knowledge Sharing Sessions on Safeguards and Project Prioritization Held with PPP Center of the Philippines

October 29, 2019

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On two separate occasions, CDIA shared its practices on safeguards and project prioritization with the technical staff of the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center of the Philippines.

Both sessions aimed to increase the know-how on CDIA’s approaches which PPP Center may cascade in their own technical assistance to cities; and apply in project preparation studies jointly identified by CDIA and PPP Center.

CDIA, Other CCFLA Members Share Insights on Financing Climate Resilience in Cities

October 21, 2019

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At the Seventh Asia Pacific Urban Forum (APUF7) from 15-17 October 2019 in Penang Malaysia, CDIA and other members of the Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance (CCFLA) organized an urban innovation session where they shared opportunities and innovative practices on climate adaptation infrastructure investments.

At the session conducted 16 October 2019, some 35 city representatives and development partners had a fruitful exchange looking at the sufficiency of funding, institutional capacity, sustainability and resilience standards, and cooperation among players to make the necessary urban investments possible. The session was chaired by Clement Larrue of Agence Francaise de Developpement.

Rethinking Municipal Finance to Tackle Urban Poverty and Achieve SDGs in Cities

October 21, 2019

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At the Seventh Asia-Pacific Urban Forum held from 15-17 October 2019 in Penang, Malaysia, CDIA joined UCLG-ASPAC and local executives from the Philippines, Indonesia and Pakistan in sharing their experiences on municipal finance and how a robust financial architecture can help address issues of poverty and achieve sustainable development goals (SDGs) in Asia-Pacific Cities.

Resilient and Inclusive Options for Upgrading Basic Infrastructure and Services in Pakistan

October 11, 2019

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The cities of Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Sargodha and Muzzaffargarh in Punjab Province, Pakistan lack essential services to foster human development and economic growth. Like Sargodha’s water treatment plant that dates back to 1925, many other facilities are outdated and inoperable due to years of neglect, lack of maintenance and insufficient budget support.

Through the project preparation study (PPS) supported by CDIA, investment projects have been identified to upgrade the basic infrastructure and services in the four cities, while making them more resilient, inclusive and competitive.

Join CDIA to discuss financing sustainable and resilient infrastructure at APUF7

October 11, 2019

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CDIA, together with members of Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance (CCFLA), a coalition working to mobilize investments in low-carbon and climate-resilient infrastructure will host an Urban Innovation Session on the 16th of October 2019 at 15:30-17:00 at Room #9.

Panaji to Modernize Operations to Achieve 24×7 Water Supply

October 9, 2019

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Continuous or 24×7 water supply through the distribution network is still a distant aim for Panaji in India. While the city has adequate water resources and the service coverage is high, supply is provided intermittently for only 2-8 hours a day. Most residents rely on their own storage tanks to have sufficient water for the rest of the day.

To achieve 24×7 water supply through the network, the city government worked with CDIA in completing a project preparation study (PPS) that recommended a range of investments to address the primary challenge of bringing the water system under control and modernizing its operations.

Panaji Set to Restore its Creek to Pristine Glory

October 9, 2019

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The St. Inez Creek, flowing through Panaji City in India, was once a beautiful stream where people could safely swim and fish in its waters. But the years of neglect, indiscriminate disposal of wastewater and solid waste, and inappropriate road crossings blocking the flow have turned it into an open sewer, posing a serious health threat to the residents.

To restore it to its pristine glory, the St. Inez Creek Rejuvenation Project was initiated by Imagine Panaji Smart City Development Ltd (IPSCDL), a special purpose vehicle created to manage the Smart City programme for Panaji.

CDIA Highlights Integrated Approach to Urban Mobility at ADB’s Transport Forum

October 4, 2019

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How can secondary cities in Asia and the Pacific ensure that the various transport modal solutions are developed towards an integrated public transport network?

The CDIA-led session on “Integrating Low Carbon Solutions in City Transport System,” held 2 October 2019 at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Headquarters in the Philippines served as a venue for showcasing good practices of cities in pursuing broad sector reforms to address in a holistic and integrated way their urban mobility challenges. It was part of the weeklong “Urban Transport for Livable Cities Forum” organized by ADB and its partners.

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