The CDIA capacity development strategy acknowledges the broad spectrum of capacity challenges for sustainable urban management, but considering its mandate and limited resources, focuses its interventions on enhancing human, organizational and institutional capacities of Asian medium‐sized cities to prepare infrastructure investment projects which contribute to sustainable urban development.
CDIA’s capacity interventions are targeted at developing capacities at city level, but where required to ensure success of an investment project preparation, will also address provincial, regional and national authorities as well as private sector entities and NGOs supporting cities. Supporting capacity development through regional networks and institutions is geared towards information exchange on CDIA supported experiences and approaches.
The key approach for CDIA to develop capacities is through the city interventions which strengthen competencies and confidence of city governments to prepare bankable urban infrastructure investment projects. While the CDIA Core Management Team and the city-level CDIA consultants teams develop capacities at city level through on-the-job training and support to local government staff, and institutional development at that level, CDIA’s collaboration with National Partner Organizations (NPOs) and through its Young Asian Professionals Program is crucial to reach out to cities beyond the limited number with which CDIA engages itself directly.
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|CDIA training in Public-Private Partnership||CDIA||June 24-26 2013||Bangkok, Thailand||Click here to download a copy of the program|
|Climate Leadership Academy on Urban Climate Adaptation||ICMA||August 13-15, 2013||Jakarta, Indonesia||Click here to download a copy of the brochure|
|6th Leaders in Governance Program: Practitioners' insights into Singapore's experience in public governance||Civil Service College, Singapore||August 26 to September 3 2013||Singapore||For more information please visit the CSC website:|
CDIA is actively seeking candidates to participate in the CDIA Young Asian Professionals development program.
In pursuing its long-term aims, the Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA) actively seeks to enhance capacity among Asia’s young urban practitioners and active national/ regional organizations directly supporting local government authorities by establishing a Young Asian Professionals Programme under its umbrella of operations. CDIA recognizes the importance of contributing its efforts to help build a pool of qualified urban practitioners by training and mentoring talented young Asian professionals from selected organizations who have a demonstrated commitment to contribute to city development within the Asian region. Inductees are typically national staff, seconded by partner organizations, who have already gained some professional experience and demonstrated their commitment to supporting city governments in their development efforts.
The program offers unique opportunities for inductees to work as part of CDIA at the regional level, enabling them to broaden their project management and specific technical skills within the urban development field. Such a program endeavors to build capacities of individuals and organizations within Asia to take an increasingly greater role in the direction setting and operation of CDIA’s work.
For more information please see the following downloads and/or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Urban Infrastructure Financing Options in The Asia-Pacific Region:
- Expert Group Meeting on Extracting Lessons Learnt from the Recent Bangkok Floods
- Asia-Pacific in the Era of Climate Change – Building Urban Resilience and Green Cities February 2012
- PFS Training Event Bangkok December 2011
- CDIA Regional Forum on Pro-Poor and Inclusive Urban Infrastructure Development
- High Level Policy Roundtable: Incentivizing Asia’s Urban Future. November 2011