09 September 2010: Cities Alliance Proposal Update, Donor Coordination

09 September 2010 

Dear Consultative Group,

The Secretariat is pleased to provide an update on Cities Alliance proposals that have been processed since our last Update of 2 August 2010.

I am pleased to share with you three proposals recommended for approval, "India State of the Cities Report", "Kenya Baseline “State of the City” Survey" and "Cities as Guarantors of Stability: Scaling-Up of Strategic Development and Investment Planning (SDIP) in the Palestinian Territories" which shall be considered approved on 23 September 2010, on a no-objection basis.

I would also like to take this opportunity to highlight and share with you, for the purposes of donor co-ordination,one proposal, "Ghana Cities Awareness and Advocacy Framework." We would welcome any early feedback or suggestions you or your country-based colleagues might wish to bring to our attention and would ask that comments be sent by 23 September 2010.

Please be advised that for ease of access, all Proposal Updates are routinely posted on the members page of our website -- accessible through "Members Login" at www.citiesalliance.org. Kindly please create a personal login to access the new, updated, Cities Alliance Members Home Page.

 

Best wishes,

 

 

 

William Cobbett
Manager
Cities Alliance
1818H Street, NW
Washington DC
20433
USA

 

I. Proposals Recommended for Approval
II. Proposal for Donor Coordination
III. Proposals Approved 

 

I. PROPOSALS RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL

These proposals will be considered approved on 30 June 2010, on a no-objection basis

 

1. India State of the Cities Report

Proposal type: City Development Strategy
Request to CA: $350,250
Submitted by: National Institute of Urban Affairs
CA Member Sponsors: World Bank, UN-Habitat
 
 
 

2. Kenya Baseline “State of the City” Survey

Proposal type: Slum Upgrading
Request to CA: $400,000
Submitted by: Ministry of Housing
CA Member Sponsors: AFD, Sida, World Bank
 
 
 

3. Cities as Guarantors of Stability: Scaling-Up of Strategic Development and Investment Planning (SDIP) in the Palestinian Territories

Proposal type: City Development Strategy
Request to CA: $ 357,900
Submitted by: Ministry of Local Government
CA Member Sponsors: AFD, GTZ, Sida, World Bank
 

 

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II. PROPOSAL FOR DONOR COORDINATION

Comments, if any, are due back to the Secretariat in ten business days, 30 June 2010.

 

1. Ghana Cities Awareness and Advocacy Framework

Proposal type: Advocacy, Communications
Request to CA: $325,000
Submitted by: Causing Change, Information for Change
 

 

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 III. PROPOSALS APPROVED

 

1. Strengthen the Institutionalization and Support the Operation of the Ethiopian Cities’ Network (27 August 2010)

Proposal type: City Development Strategy/Slum Upgrading
Request to CA: $ 74,000
Submitted by: Ethiopian Cities Network
CA Member Sponsor:
 

2. All the World is Urban: Planning in the Developing World: Ahmedabad (3 July)

Proposal type: Advocacy and Communications
Request to CA: $ 50,000
Submitted by: World Bank
CA Member Sponsor: World Bank
 

 

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