The RRC.AP made the initial presentation on the AIT-Centers’: Special Expertise and Projects on 17th June 2021 via Zoom meeting. The purpose of the presentation is to brief and advertise in the AIT Community and its partners the capabilities and expertise of the AIT Centers by presenting its areas of interest, services, and know-how. The presentation was a mixture of the Center introduction with focus on some special capabilities and project outcome.
Dr. Naoya Tsukamoto, Director of RRC.AP briefed the participants of the history, background, project activities and operational cost of RRC.AP while Dr. Ram Lal Verma discussed on the success story of Air Pollution Cluster’s project: Male’ Declaration on Control and Prevention of Air Pollution and its Likely Transboundary Effects for South Asia. Dr. Verma’s report also showed a significant decrease in air pollution during the COVID-19 pandemic because of lockdown and closure of commercial activities that limits the movement of the population.The virtual presentation was attended by about 30 participants (faculty, staff, students, etc.). A question and answer were conducted after both presentations. The series of presentations from the 7 Institute-wide Centers of AIT will be conducted every 2 weeks starting 17th June 2021. Activities were initiated by the office of the Vice President of Knowledge Transfer (VPKT), Prof. Naveed Anwar.