Upcoming Working Groups Activities
“It is exciting to be part of such an experienced and long-standing working group. For over 8 years, the work of the pioneers working groups (cities and climate change and urban opportunities) has reached great impact for partners, with its capacity development/training approach. ”
Transformation – Urban Opportunities – Climate Change (TURBOCLIC)
We are a cross sectoral working group comprising of members from TUEWAS(Transport, Environment, Energy and Water in Asia) and SNGA (Governance in Asia). Our work mainly focuses on the topics of urban climate change and urban governance, namely - low carbon development, energy efficiency in buildings, urban resilience, inclusive cities, localizing SDGs, vertical governance integration, urban nexus, metropolitan governance, climate finance decentralized, capacity development, among others.
Created in 2013, pioneers have been the TUEWAS Cities and Climate Change and the SNGA Urban Opportunities working groups, who have been fruitfully cooperating since 2009. Several bilateral and regional programs are represented in the working group.
Our main goals are networking, knowledge management, including joint learning among programs, regional and technical exchange with national and international partners, strengthen the technical and advisory capacities of GIZ staff and partner experts, and work on developing innovative products. We interact through different channels, such as virtual and face-to-face meetings, newsletters, online platform, and innovative subject related webinars.
- Webinar Series 2017
- Expert pool creation and maintenance
- Systematic Compilation of Capacity Development Approaches
- Development of a Training on Implementing the International Agendas in/with Cities
- (SNGA Platform Event (June 2017))
Ms. Eva Ringhof is the Program Coordinator of the Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA) in Manila, Philippines.Since joining CDIA in 2013, Ms. Ringhof guided CDIA’s city interventions on governance and financing aspects, but also capacity development of cities in urban infrastructure investments. She has nine years of experience working in environmental consulting, and regional and economic development in countries such as Colombia, Germany, Peru, Singapore and South Korea. Ms. Ringhof holds a Master of Science degree in Spatial and Environmental Planning, as well as a postgraduate degree in International Cooperation, focusing on Urban Sociology.
Marie Peters is project manager in GIZ’s Sino-German Urbanisation Partnership where she is facilitating the cooperation with international institutions and industries, and overseeing the outreach of the project with a focus on sustainable, integrative and climate friendly urbanisation in China and Germany. Marie is an urban expert with nearly ten years’ experience working in East and South Asia and Europe. She is trained as an urban geographer at the University of Cologne, with a focus on sustainable urbanization, climate risk resilience, and urban planning and development. She holds a Ph.D. from the same institution, where she worked in an international research project involving China and Bangladesh. Joining GIZ in 2015, she worked in the field of international agendas towards sustainable urbanization by serving as an advisor to the German government in the Habitat III process.