Out of a total population of 200 million, around 73 million Indonesians live in over 400 urban areas.By the year 2004, the number of city dwellers will have increased to over 100 million.
Indonesia's rapidly swelling urban areas present a complex set of management issues to urban service providers.
Not only is the existing urban infrastructure in need of upgrading and rehabilitation so as to deliver better service, but the stock must be extended, adapted and managed more efficiently to meet new requirements.
Urban service providers who are to meet this challenge need to be equipped with a broad spectrum of skills and expertise to undertake a wide variety of tasks. CBUIM is aimed at strengthening the capacity of infrastructure managers to meet these challenges.
To strengthen the capacity of urban infrastructure managers in Indonesia by providing training programmes in or related to the field of Urban Infrastructure Management.
In particular the project seeks to achieve the following objectives by organising a variety of training programmes:
To equip participants with knowledge and skills related to the modern tools of urban infrastructure management and their use;
To prepare students for the task of transforming assets and effort into quality services for urban households and firms;
To help participants manage relationships with stakeholders, including private sector firms, other government agencies, NGOs and communities; and
To provide students with a first-hand opportunity to compare the variety of state-of-the-art urban infrastructure management practices.
Activities and Outputs
Participants who successfully complete the training activities will have the expertise to deliver (operate and maintain) quality services in their home environment and the basic technical knowledge and exposure to be competent decision makers in managing urban infrastructure challenges.Overview of activities and outputs:
1998 - 2000: Eighteen (18) participants graduate from the 18-month Master of Science (MSc) Programme in Urban Infrastructure Management.
2000 - 2002: Twenty-five (25) participants graduate from the 18-month MSc Programme in Urban Infrastructure Management.
2001: Development of two 3-month short courses in Solid Waste Management and Strategic Management for Urban Infrastructure implemented in Indonesia.
1998 - 2002: Thirty-five (35) infrastructure managers trained in the Masters Programmes provided at IHE in Delft in the fields of Sanitary Engineering, Transport and Road Engineering, Environmental Science and Technology, Water Resources Management and Hydroinformatics.