20 December 2010: Cities Alliance Proposals Update, Donor Coordination

20 December 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 17 November 2010 at the CG Meeting.
 
I am pleased to share with you one proposal recommended for approval,  "Central African Republic Towards Sustainable Urban Management: Improving Bangui City Performance Through Capacity Building and Planning Tools Development." which shall be considered approved on 12 January 2011, 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, two proposals, "Colombia National Low-income Megaprojects: Developing a Policy and Program Framework" and "Support for upgrading the Chamanculo C Neighbourhood in accordance with the Global Strategy for Urbanizing and Reordering Informal Settlements in the Maputo Municipality".  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 12 January 2011.
 
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 http://www.citiesalliance.org . Kindly please create a personal login to access the new, updated, Cities Alliance Members Home Page.
 
Best wishes for the new year,
 
Rodolfo
 

Rodolfo Gaspar
Information Management Assistant
Cities Alliance
1818H Street, NW
Washington DC
20433
USA

 

Cities Alliance Proposals Update, Donor Coordination - 25 October 2010

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

 

I. Proposal for Your Approval
This proposal will be considered approved on 12 January 2011, on a no-objection basis

1. Central African Republic Towards Sustainable Urban Management: Improving Bangui City Performance Through Capacity Building and Planning Tools Development
Proposal type: City Development Strategy
Request to CA: $301,750
Submitted by: Bangui City Council
CA Member Sponsor: AFD, EU, World Bank

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II. Proposals for Donor Coordination
Comments, if any, are due back to the Secretariat by, 10 January 2011

1. Support for upgrading the Chamanculo C Neighbourhood in accordance with the Global Strategy for Urbanizing and Reordering Informal Settlements in the Maputo Municipality
Proposal type: Slum Upgrading
Request to CA: $500,000
Submitted by:  Maputo Municipal Council
CA Member Sponsor: Ministry of Cities (Brazil), CAIXA, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, World Bank

 

2. Colombia National Low-income Megaprojects: Developing a Policy and Program Framework
Proposal type: City Development Strategy

Request to CA: $225,000
Submitted by:   Ministry of Environment, Housing and Territorial Development and the National Planning Department
CA Member Sponsor: World Bank

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III. Proposals Approved


1. Cote d'Ivoire Restructuring of Slums in the 13 Municipalities of the District of Abidjan (5 November 2010)
Proposal type: Slum upgrading
Request to CA: $284,928
Submitted by: Union of Cities and Towns (Cote d'Ivoire)
CA Member Sponsors: World Bank, UN-Habitat, UNDP
NOTE:  Implementation currently on hold.

2. Consolidating management and implementation of Community Development Fund (CDF) through the Association of Cities of Vietnam (ACVN) (Vietnam LSC) (12 November 2010)
Proposal type: City Development Strategy
Request to CA: $70,855
Submitted by: Vietnamese Association of Cities (UCLG),
CA Member Sponsor: Vietnamese Association of Cities (UCLG), World Bank

3. Ghana Cities Awareness and Advocacy Framework (17 November 2010)
Proposal type: Advocacy, Communications
Request to CA: $325,000
Submitted by: Causing Change, Information for Change
CA Member Sponsor: GTZ, AFD, SDI
 

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