Nexus News for South and Southeast Asia

Capacity Building

Urban Nexus // Innovative Municipal Solid Waste Management Training on Maximum Yield Technology (MYT)

By Ruth Erlbeck, Ralph Trosse and Rashane Sala Ngarm (The Urban Nexus Project). When it comes to solid waste treatment, most cities in Asia face similar problems, such as increasing amounts of waste. To find solutions for these challenges, GIZ conducted the "Integrated Resource Management in Asian Cities: The Urban Nexus" workshop to introduce the Maximum Yield Technology - a mechanical biological treatment technology that has proved successful in Germany and is applicable to the Asian context.

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Capacity Building

Urban Nexus India // Urban Nexus Training Successfully Conducted in India

By Ruth Erlbeck and Rashane Sala-Ngarm. India is currently shifting its focus from rural to urban development as urban areas contribute to more than 65% of the GDP of the country with a growing tendency. Two successfully conducted Urban Nexus workshops in New Delhi on July 31st and August 1st, 2018 provided specific tools for analyzing the countries major challenges: Municipal Solid Waste Management, Air Pollution, Water and Waste Water Management, and Housing for All.

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Urban Nexus

Southeast Asia // Urban Nexus Approach Presented at the ICLEI World Congress in Montreal, Canda

The Urban Nexus approach was presented by GIZ at ICLEI's 10th World Congress, an event attended by more than 1,000 participants from all over the world - mainly mayors and city representatives - discussing urban challenges and opportunities, sharing best practice examples and learning from one another.

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Waste treatment

Urban Nexus // Waste: Not a Burden, but an Opportunity to Make Money

By Ruth Erlbeck. Solid waste management is closely linked with water and energy and therefore an important field in which to apply the Nexus approach. In a series of case studies on Vietnam, India, Indonesia and the Philippines, GIZ‘s Urban Nexus Project looked at how solid waste management can be transformed into precious energy and water resources, as well as how other valuables can be extracted when the system is managed through a holistic Nexus perspective.

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Call for bids

Consultancy in Holistic River Management // "Development and Implementation Support to the India-EU Water Partnership (IEWP)" and "Support to Ganga Rejuvenation (SGR)"

The Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit is seeking the services of a team of consultants to support the EU and the IEWP/GIZ Project management unit to address and tackle the implementation activities related to the Action plan and 9 priority areas, the development and contribution to sustainable river basin management in India based on EU expertise and an improved India-EU policy dialogue.

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Urban Nexus

Third National Dialogue on the Urban Nexus in Thailand // Strengthening Collaboration and Access to Financing to Support Integrated Resource Management in Thai Cities

Over 70 participants attended the Third National Dialogue on the Urban Nexus in Thailand on 3 May 2018 in Bangkok, organised by ESCAP in partnership with GIZ Nexus, making it the largest gathering of Thai policy-makers conducted through the Urban Nexus project to date. The Vice Governor of Chiang Mai, Mayor of Korat and Chief Resilience Officer of Bangkok joined key policymakers from the Office of the Prime Minister’s Bureau of Budget and National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB),...

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Capacity Building

Urban Nexus // Climate Resilient Housing Technology Transfer Training Workshop for the Bicol Region, Philippines

A technology transfer and dissemination training-workshop on the Climate Change Resilient Pilot Housing (CCRPH), led by the Bicol State College of Applied Sciences and Technology (BISCAST) in partnership with the City Government of Naga, was held on 10-11 May 2018. The CCRPH is one of the outcomes of the Urban Nexus Project implemented by the GIZ in partnership with United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability...

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Solar-powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

SPIS // Solar-powered Irrigation Can Boost Rural Development, But Also Poses Risks

By Avinash Kishore. Irrigation is one of the most effective means for boosting agricultural production, but powering the withdrawal of groundwater can be an expensive and polluting process. Solar panels provide a cleaner energy source for pumping groundwater than traditional diesel-based pumps, and their cost has rapidly fallen in recent years — exciting policymakers in South Asia about their promise as a viable and sustainable tool for rural development.

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Solar-powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

Nationwide Implementation of Solar Farming Planned // Climate-Smart Agriculture Made in India

By Tushaar Shah. The Indian government recently announced a new multi-billion dollar scheme to implement solarisation of farm irrigation on a national scale. First projects in Dhundi, Himachal Pradesh, not only promoted climate-smartness, but also created lucrative business models and reduced government subsidies in agriculture.

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News

Nexus in the SAARC Region // "Be mindful of the vital synergy of the three sectors!"

On 3-5 July 2017, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests of Bhutan in collaboration with SAARC Agriculture Centre, SAARC Energy Centre and International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development ICIMOD organised a SAARC Regional Expert consultation meeting on "The Water-Energy-Food Nexus: A Basis for Sustainable Agricultural Development."

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