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Swiss Expert Visits Rajkot for an Initial Assessment of the Transportation Projects

Mr. Nicolas Muhlich from SNZ Engineers and Planners AG visited Rajkot on the 17th and 18th November, 2017 to understand the existing public transportation infrastructure and on ground situation for a prefeasibility READ MORE

Meeting held with the International and National transport experts

An introductory meeting was held at the ICLEI South Asia office in New Delhi on the 16th of November, 2017. Mr. Ashish Rao Ghorpade, Dr. Monalisa Sen and Ms. Bedoshruti Sadhukhan from ICLEI South Asia, READ MORE

Household Survey and Water Quality Analysis in Singanallur Tank Catchment Area at Coimbatore

Under the CapaCITIES Project, supported by The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), an assessment is being made for the water quality and possibility of cleaning up the lakes within the city that are.. READ MORE

Focus Group Discussion for Women Organised in Udaipur under the CapaCITIES Project

In continuation of zero waste project being implemented in the two wards in Udaipur, ICLEI South Asia organised a small focus group discussion (Jan Sabha) in both the wards.READ MORE

Detailed Discussions with Siliguri Municipal Corporation on CapaCITIES

Discussions were held by ICLEI South Asia team with officials of Siliguri Municipal Corporation on the 10th of November, 2017. Meeting was carried out with Mr. Asok Bhattacharya – Mayor of Siliguri, Mr. Shankar Ghosh – Member-Mayor in Council, READ MORE

Experts Selected for Transportation Projects

National and international experts have been selected for the transportation projects in our partner cities. International consultant, SNZ Engineers and Planners Limited will be working with Siliguri, Rajkot and Udaipur. READ MORE

Initial visit by consultant for conducting leak detection study in Zone 1 in Siliguri

 

Water leak detection study is being taken up in Zone 1 of the city of Siliguri, through CapaCITIES project. Zone 1 comprises of Ward numbers 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and part of 15 (Figure 1) and covers an area of 2.14 km2. The total length of..READ MORE

Source Segregation Initiated Successfully in Two Wards in Udaipur

 

As a part of the CapaCITIES project supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), ICLEI South Asia along with other partners initiated source segregation of waste in two wards (Wards No. 1 and Ward No 41) in Udaipur city.READ MORE

First City Level Dialogue in Rajkot as part of Capacity Building for Low Carbon and Climate Resilient City Development in India

 

A workshop on ‘First City Level Dialogue in Rajkot as part of Capacity Building for Low Carbon and Climate Resilient City Development in India’ was recently organised on the 6th of October in Rajkot city of Gujarat.READ MORE

CPR’s Climate Action Case Study for Rajkot

 

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), supported the Center for Policy Research (CPR) in developing a policy paper highlighting how cities can use existing governance arrangements to scale discrete climate actions. CPR also developed a framework that can be used by cities to address climate change and local development. READ MORE

Interaction with Officials from the Government of Tamil Nadu

 

Mr. Daniel Ziegerer, Head, Swiss Cooperation Office India, Mr. Shirish Sinha, Deputy Head, Swiss Cooperation Office in India, Mr. Emani Kumar, Executive Director, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, South Asia and Mr. C. Sellakrishnan, Coimbatore city staff, ICLEI South Asia, met with the Principal Secretary to the Government, Municipal Administration & READ MORE

Second Climate Action Plan Workshop for CapaCITIES in Coimbatore

 

Through the CapaCITIES project supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the CapaCITIES IA team will develop a Climate Change Action Plan for the city of Coimbatore, with interventions to build urban resilience in the city and address both climate mitigation and climate adaptation. READ MORE

Acoustic Water Leak Detection Machines in Siliguri

 

As part of the CapaCITIES project supported by Swiss Development Corporation, two acoustic water leak detection machines have been procured and handed over to Siliguri Municipal Corporation. The machines were handed over to the Corporation by ICLEI South Asia on 8th August 2017.
These acoustic water leak detection machines will.. READ MORE

Nagar Nigam Investing Five Crore Rupees to Clean Tithardi Dumping Yard

 

Corporation’s dumping yard area, spread over four hectare in Tithardi, is going to be made completely hygienic. The dumping yard behind the kine house will be made usable by capping the yard. Nagar Nigam, Udaipur will soon start the work of capping and flooring of the yard once the tender.. READ MORE

All Project Cities Visit Panjim to Learn Key Principles of Sustainable Waste Management under the CapaCITIES Project

 

One of the key objectives of the CapaCITIES project is to facilitate cross-city learning, within the project partner cities and with other cities nationally and internationally. All four partner cities (Coimbatore, Rajkot, Siliguri and Udaipur) have indicated that solid waste management is a priority sector.. READ MORE

Household Level Segregation Initiated in Two Wards of Udaipur

 

As a part of the CapaCITIES project, supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), ICLEI South Asia along with other partners initiated source segregation of waste in two wards (Wards No. 1 and Ward No 41) in Udaipur.
In a bid to improve the existing municipal.. READ MORE

Climate Action Plan Workshop in Siliguri

 

As part of the CapaCITIES project supported by the Swiss Agency for Cooperation and Development, ICLEI South Asia will develop a Climate Change Action Plan for the city of Siliguri, with interventions aimed at building urban resilience and address both climate mitigation and climate adaptation.
The first Climate Action Plan Workshop for the same.. READ MORE

Strategy Workshop for Solid Waste Management in Coimbatore

 

As part of the activities under the SDC supported project -CapaCITIES, ICLEI South Asia facilitated the visits of two subject matter experts to Coimbatore.
Two solid waste management experts, Mr. Raphael Fasko, from Rytec AG and Mr. Stephan Textor.. READ MORE

Climate Action Plan Workshop for CapaCITIES

 

The first Climate Action Plan Workshop for was conducted in Coimbatore on 12th April, 2017. This workshop was a Shared Learning Dialogue (SLD) with the Stakeholder Group and Climate Core Team in Coimbatore. It is the first among a series of consultative workshops where the Climate Core Team and Stakeholder Group will sit together to share.. READ MORE

Interaction with Officials from the Government of Gujarat

 

Mr. Emani Kumar, Executive Director, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, South Asia and Co-Team Leader at CapaCITIES Implementation Agency; and Mr. Daniel Ziegerer, Head, Swiss Cooperation Office and Counselor, Embassy of Switzerland in India met the officials of the Government of Gujarat, on April 19, 2017. The representatives from the CapaCITIES.. READ MORE

Interaction with Officials from the Government of Rajasthan

 

On April 5, 2017, Mr. Daniel Ziegerer, Head, Swiss Cooperation Office and Counselor, Embassy of Switzerland in India and Mr. Emani Kumar, Executive Director, ICLEI- Local Governments for Sustainability, South Asia and Co- Team Leader, CapaCITIES met officials of the Government of Rajasthan and provided them with an overview of the CapaCITIES project. READ MORE

CapaCITIES Project Officially Launched with the Inauguration of E-Rickshaws Pilot in Udaipur

 

The CapaCITIES project was officially launched on Friday, March 17 in Udaipur, one of our four partner cities. The event took place in the esteemed presence of His Excellency, The Swiss Ambassador to India and Bhutan, Dr. Andreas Baum, Hon’ble UMC Mayor, Shri. Chandra Singh Kothari, READ MORE

Climate Action Planning & Financing Workshop

 

The Climate Action Planning and Financing Workshops were held at Hotel Lakend, a day before the official launch of the project in Udaipur.
Martin Stadelmann from the South Pole Group, through his presentation and interactive session, helped city authorities improve their knowledge on financing.. READ MORE

Expert visit to Coimbatore

 

In order to develop a detailed understanding about the issues related to waste management in the city of Coimbatore, a three-membered team of subject matter experts visited the city in December 2016. The team comprised of Mr. Raphael Fasko and Mr. Stephan Textor from Rytec AG, Waste Technology, Energy & Resource Concepts, Switzerland, READ MORE

Expert visit to Siliguri

 

Ms. Simone Bützer, Environmental Engineer, Hunziker Betatech AG from Switzerland, visited the project city of Udaipur from November 19 to November 24, 2016. The expert was accompanied by Ms. Soumya Chaturvedula from ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, South Asia.
During the visit, the team met Mr. Asok Bhattacharya, READ MORE

Expert visit to Udaipur

 

Ms. Simone Bützer, Environmental Engineer, Hunziker Betatech AG from Switzerland, visited the project city of Udaipur from November 19 to November 24, 2016. The expert was accompanied by Ms. Soumya Chaturvedula from ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, South Asia.
During the visit, the team met Mr Sidharth Sihag, READ MORE

Project Implementation Team Visits Coimbatore City

 

In pursuance of the CapaCITIES project, the implementation team of CapaCITIES project visited the Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation (CCMC) on July 25-26, 2016. The team met the Commissioner, CCMC, the Honorable Mayor and stakeholders to this project. Site visits to SUNYA project Ward 23, Vellalore compost yard, Vellalore vermi compost plant, READ MORE