30 April 2010: Cities Alliance Proposals Update, Donor Coordination

30 April 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 1st March 2010.

I would like to take this opportunity to highlight and share with you, for the purposes of donor co-ordination,thirteen proposals. This batch of proposals is the final batch that will be approved under the grant facility, which we closed on the 31st March. As agreed at the CG meeting, it was presented to EXCO for ratification, which became effective today 29th April, on a no-objection basis. Based on the recommendations of the secretariat, which have now been approved by EXCO, the secretariat will also seek to adjust some of the budgets within this batch.
 
Although we may have occasion to deal with one or two final proposals - of which we are already aware - by no later than 30 June, the Cities Alliance is currently not accepting any new proposals.
 
Because of the number of proposals, this is the first of two emails.
 
Attached to this email you will find the following proposals:
 
 (1) "India State of the Cities Report", (2) "Urban Upgrading Strategy for Rief Damascus (Syria)", (3) "Cities as Guarantors of Stability: Scaling-Up of Strategic Development and Investment Planning (SDIP) in the Palestinian Territories", (4) "Grant for Lilongwe City Development Strategy (Phase 3)", (5) "The UAAU/ICMA Partnership Proposal – Achieving the Urban Management Components of the STSUPU program in Uganda", (6) "Kenya Baseline “State of the City” Survey", (7) "JWP: Climate Change and the Urban Poor" (8) "The First Eco2 East Asia Program: Proposal of Knowledge Management and Capacity Building" (approved for funding from Japan Non-Core) and (9) "Urbanization Review: Developing the Analytical Tool and Implementing a Pilot in Vietnam".
 
Email 2 of 2 will contain attachments for proposals 10-13.
 
(10) "Fiji’s City Development Strategy and Settlement Upgrading Programme", (11) "Papua New Guinea Settlement Upgrading Programme", (12) "Samoa City Development Strategy Programme", (13) "Regional Institutional Strengthening and Knowledge Management Support to Pacific Island Countries to Strengthen Implementation of the Pacific Urban Agenda under the Pacific Plan".
 
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 14 May 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 http://www.citiesalliance.org . Kindly please create a personal login to access the new, updated, Cities Alliance Members Home Page.


Best,


 

 

 

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

 

I. PROPOSALS FOR DONOR COORDINATION

Please click on the links below for more information about the proposal or to access related documents. Comments, if any, are due back to the Secretariat in ten business days, 14 May 2010
 

1. India State of the Cities Report

Proposal type: City Development Strategy
Request to CA: $ 363,032
Submitted by: National Institute of Urban Affairs
CA Member Sponsor: World Bank

1a - India State of the Cities Report proposal 23 Feb10 (206 KB
1b - India State of the Cities Report Summary (60 KB

 

2.Urban Upgrading Strategy for Rief Damascus (Syria)
Proposal type: Slum Upgrading
Request to CA: $ 310,000
Submitted by: Governorate of Rief Damascus, Ministry of Local Administration (Syria)
CA Member Sponsor: AFD, World Bank

2a - Syria Urban Upgrading Strategy for Rief Damascus revised proposal 18Mar10 (925 KB
2b - Syria Urban Upgrading Strategy for Rief Damascus Summary (63 KB

 

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: $ 410,800
Submitted by: Ministry of Local Government (Palestine)
CA Member Sponsor: AFD, GTZ, Sida, World Bank

3a - Palestine Scaling Up Development and Investment Planning proposal 18 Mar10 (130 KB
3b - Palestine Scaling Up Development and Investment Planning Budget and Plan 18 Mar10 (77 KB
3c - Palestine Scaling Up Development and Investment Plan Summary (77 KB )

 

4. Grant for Lilongwe City Development Strategy (Phase 3)
Proposal type: City Development Strategy
Request to CA: $ 250,000
Submitted by: Lilongwe City Assembly
CA Member Sponsor: GTZ, UCLG

4a - Malawi Lilongwe CDS Phase 3 Revised proposal 19 March2010 (348 KB )
4b - Malawi Lilongwe CDS Phase 3 Summary (78 KB )

 

5. The UAAU/ICMA Partnership Proposal – Achieving the Urban Management Components of the STSUPU program in Uganda
Proposal type: Slum Upgrading - Component of the Uganda Land, Services and Citizenship Programme
Request to CA: $ 229,500
Submitted by: International City Management Association, Urban Authorities Association of Uganda (UAAU)
CA Member Sponsor: UN-Habitat, USAID, World Bank

5a - Uganda UAAU-ICMA partnership revised proposal 13April10 (168 KB )
5b - Uganda UAAU-ICMA Partnership Summary (60 KB )

 

6. Kenya Baseline “State of the City” Survey

Proposal type: Slum Upgrading
Request to CA: $ 500,000
Submitted by: World Bank
CA Member Sponsor: AFD, Sida

6a - Kenya Baseline State of the City survey proposal 30 Mar10 (113 KB )
6b - Kenya Baseline State of the City Survey Summary (82 KB )

 

7. Joint Work Programme - Climate Change and the Urban Poor
Proposal type: City Development Strategy
Request to CA: $ 200,000
Submitted by: World Bank
CA Member Sponsor: World Bank Joint Work Programme

7a - JWP Climate Change and the Urban Poor proposal 22 March 2010 (41 KB )
7b - JWP Climate Change and the Urban Poor Summary (55 KB )

 

8. Joint Work Programme - The First Eco2 East Asia Program: Proposal of Knowledge Management and Capacity Building
Proposal type: City Development Strategy
Request to CA: $ 1.5 million (approved for funding from Japan Non-Core)
Submitted by: World Bank
CA Member Sponsor: World Bank Joint Work Programme

8a - JWP The First Eco2 East Asia Programme proposal 5 Feb10 (112 KB )
8b - JWP The First Eco2 East Asia Programme Summary (70 KB

 

9. Joint Work Programme - Urbanization Review: Developing the Analytical Tool and Implementing a Pilot in Vietnam
Proposal type: City Development Strategy
Request to CA: $ 250,000
Submitted by: World Bank
CA Member Sponsor: World Bank Joint Work Programme, AFD

9a - JWP Vietnam Urbanisation Review proposal 31 March 2010 (97 KB
9b - JWP Vietnam Urbanisation Review Summary (61 KB

 

10. Fiji’s City Development Strategy and Settlement Upgrading Programme
Proposal type: City Development Strategy
Request to CA: $ 350,500
Submitted by: Fiji Local Government Association, Ministry of Local Government, Urban Development, Housing and Environment
CA Member Sponsor: UN-Habitat, ACHR

10a - Fiji CDS and Settlement Upgrading Programme revised proposal 31Mar10 (2.1 MB
10b - Fiji CDS and Settlement Upgrading Programmem Summary (65 KB

 

11. Papua New Guinea Settlement Upgrading Programme
Proposal type: Slum Upgrading
Request to CA: $ 350,000
Submitted by: Goroka City Council, National Capital District Commission, Office of Urbanisation, Papua New Guinea Urban Local Level Government Association (PNGULLGA)
CA Member Sponsor: ACHR, ADB, EU, UN-Habitat, World Bank

11a - PNG Settlement Upgrading Programme revised proposal 31Mar10 (2 MB )
11b - PNG Settlement Upgrading Programme Summary (65 KB )

 

12. Samoa City Development Strategy Programme
Proposal type: City Development Strategy
Request to CA: $ 237,500
Submitted by: Samoa Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
CA Member Sponsor: ADB, European Commission, UN-Habitat, World Bank

12a - Samoa CDS Programme revised proposal 14Apr10 (133 KB )
12b - Samoa CDS Programme Proposal (62 KB )

 

13. Regional Institutional Strengthening and Knowledge Management Support to Pacific Island Countries to Strengthen Implementation of the Pacific Urban Agenda under the Pacific Plan
Proposal type: City Development Strategy
Request to CA: $500,000
Submitted by: Samoa Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Secretariat of the Pacific Community, UN ESCAP - Pacific Operations CenterCA Member Sponsor: ACHR, ADB, UN-Habitat, World Bank

13a - EAP Regional Pacific Urban Agenda CDS & SU revised proposal 31Mar10 (172 KB )
13b - EAP Regional Pacific Urban Agenda CDS & SU Summary (62 KB )

 

 
 
II. PROPOSALS APPROVED
 

1.) Namibian City Development Strategies (CDS) Pilot (4 March 2010)
Proposal type:City Development Strategy
Request to CA: $250,000
Submitted by: Association of Local Authorities of Namibia
CA Member Sponsors: UCLG, GTZ

2.) Jordan – Secondary Cities Development Strategy Program 15 March 2010)
Proposal type: City Development Strategy
Request to CA: $ 500,000
Submitted by: Greater Karak Municipality,Municipality of Greater Mafraq, Municipality of Greater Tafilah, Municipality of Zarqa  
CA Member Sponsors: World Bank

3.) Planning Support Unit: An Initiative to Support City Development Planning in the State of Madhya Pradesh, India (12 April 2010)
Proposal type: City Development Strategy
Request to CA: $ 249,519
Submitted by: Urban Administration and Development Department
CA Member Sponsors: World Bank

 4.) Green Growth in the Face of Climate Change – Support to the Municipality of Othon P. Blanco, Mexico for A Sustainable Development Strategy (19 April 2010)
Proposal type:City Development Strategy
Request to CA: $ 75,000
Submitted by: Municipality of Othon P. Blanco (Mexico)
CA Member Sponsors: World Bank
 
5.) East Europe and Central Asia Urban Regeneration & Community of Practice (23 April)
Proposal type: City Development Strategy - Knowledge and Learning
Request to CA: $ 75,000
Submitted by: World Bank
CA Member Sponsors: World Bank, GTZ
 

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