The City Mangers Association Orissa (CMAO) will provide city officials
with a platform in which to learn and explore in great detail
about key aspects of urban management. The objectives are to advance
knowledge and understanding of the City Managers on broad range
of urban issues and to present the tools they need to plan, manage
and govern their cities. The three specific objectives are:
Exchange & Dissemination
of information and experiences in city management practices by
networking with national and international bodies working in the field
of urban management.
Provide first hand exposure to the urban managers to the best management practices within and outside the country.
To access international information on developing technologies and best management practices.
Dissemination of information through publications, (i.e. newsletters, manuals, books etc.) audio-visual media, multimedia etc.
Disseminate success stories of urban management practices in Orissa.
Training skill up gradation & Capacity Building for
will not establish a formal training institution rather facilitates
training of city managers through other Indian and international
training institutions in the following manner:
professional development for persons in urban
management positions by conducting workshops,
seminars, short in-house discussions / brainstorming sessions.
- Strengthen quality of city government through professional management.
- Provide knowledge and skills, which are common to all city managers.
- Oversea training.
priorities for the association are to increase the professional
skills of Orissa city managers. The association – particularly
over the longer term – will work to raise the sensitivity
of the state and central governments on urban issues.