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  • Virtual Inception Workshop on Mercury-containing Medical Devices Management Project in the Philippines

    ​AIT RRCAP, together with the DENR Philippines and BanToxics conducted an inception workshop for the Philippines under the JAIF funded project “Development of Capacity for the Substitution and the Environmentally Sound Management (ESM) of Mercury-containing Medical Measuring Devices” in the Philippines on April 28, 2021. The inception workshop was conducted as a follow up activity to a successful project kick-off meeting held on ... Read more..

  • The Working Group Meeting in 2021 Session 1 for the EANET (WG2021-1)

    ​The Working Group Meeting in 2021 Session 1 for the EANET (WG2021-1) was convened, virtually, from  20-22 April 2021. Around 70 participants, including members from the EANET participating countries, namely Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Russia, Thailand, and Vietnam, joined the Session. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Asia Cen... Read more..

  • The Working Group Meeting on Drafting Strategy and Work Programme for Phase-VII (2021-2025) of the Malé Declaration (MD WG2021)

    ​The Malé Declaration on Control and Prevention of Air Pollution and Its Likely Transboundary Effects for South Asia (Malé Declaration) organized the Working Group Meeting on Drafting Strategy and Work Programme for Phase-VII (2021-2025) of the Malé Declaration (MD WG2021) on 8 April 2021, virtually. Nearly 30 participants representing the National Focal Points (NFPs) and the National Implementing Agencies (NIAs) of the eight member c... Read more..

  • Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP) Participated in the 7th Asia Pacific Adaptation Forum

    ​RRC.AP is a supporting partner of the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN) and contributed to the 7th APAN Forum held virtually on 8 – 12 March 2021. During the forum RRC.AP organised the two virtual sessions on following:

     “Collaborating Efforts to Strengthening Cities Resilience to Climate and Disaster Risks”, This session focused on how to integrate Disaster Risk Resilience into national d... Read more..

  • Virtual Kick off meeting for the project JAIF Mercury-Containing Medical Devices Management Project in the Philippines

    ​On the April 7, 2021, AIT RRCAP, together with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Philippines and BanToxics organized a one-day virtual kick-off meeting to mark the official takeoff of the JAIF funded project “Development of Capacity for the Substitution and the Environmentally Sound Management (ESM) of Mercury-containing Medical Measuring Devices” in Indonesia and the Philippines. The kickoff meeting was... Read more..

  • Panelists discuss the urgency to address water security issues and water-induced disasters

    RRC.AP participated in the Water Security and Climate Change Conference (WSCC) held virtually from 1 to 4 March 2021. The conference provided a space for scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders from diverse sectors to share their knowledge and experience on water security issues with relation to climate variability and change. RRC.AP organised a session on “Adapting to Climate Change: Strengthening Urban Water Resilience” on 2 ... Read more..

  • Virtual National Stakeholder Consultation Workshop of Mercury-Containing Medical Devices Management Project in Indonesia

    ​12 January 2021, the National Stakeholder Consultation Workshop of Mercury-Containing Medical Devices Management Project was organized by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Republic of Indonesia (MoEF), Ministry of Health, Republic of Indonesia (MoH), the Asian Institute of Technology Regional Resource Center for Asia and the Pacific (AIT RRC.AP)
    and the Basel and Stockholm Conventions Regional Centre for Southeast Asi... Read more..

  • Webinar on Air Quality Management in Malé Declaration Countries During COVID-19: Current Status, Challenges, and Opportunities

    ​The Malé Declaration on Control and Prevention of Air Pollution and Its Likely Transboundary Effects for South Asia (Malé Declaration) has successfully organized a webinar on the “Air Quality Management in Malé Declaration Countries During COVID-19: Current Status, Challenges, and Opportunities” on 17 December 2020. The webinar was an avenue for the Malé Declaration member countries to share their expertise, experiences, cha... Read more..

  • Twenty-second Session of the Intergovernmental Meeting (IG22) on the Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET)

    The Twenty-second Session of the Intergovernmental Meeting (IG22) on the Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET) was held virtually from 25 to 26 November 2020. Over 50 representatives from the participating countries, namely Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Russia, Thailand, and Vietnam, participated in the Session. The United Nations Environment ... Read more..

  • Webinar on Making Cities Resilient (MCR2030): Cities and Partners Engagement in Asia and the Pacific

    On 19 November 2020, the AIT RRC.AP organised and hosted a webinar on “Making Cities Resilient  2030 (MCR2030): Cities and Partners Engagement in Asia and the Pacific”  in partnership with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the Educational Partnerships for ... Read more..

  • Training Programme on Pseudo Global Warming Downscaling Using S8DS User-interface

    The AIT RRC.AP convened a virtual training programme on pseudo-global warming downscaling using S8DS user-interface in partnership with the Ministry of Environment, University of Tsukuba and Pacific Consultancy, Japan. The training was divided into three themes - Theme 1: Theoretical session on Pseudo global warming downscaling; Theme 2: Practical session on the use of S8DS user-interface; and Theme 3: Operation and mainte... Read more..

  • EANET Virtual Meeting on Drafting Medium Term Plan and Reviewing Scope of Instrument

    The Working Group (WG) Session 2 Meeting on Drafting Medium Term Plan for the EANET (Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia 2021-2025) and on Reviewing Scope of Instrument for the EANET was held virtually from 20-22 October 2020, gathering over 50 representatives from the EANET participating countries.  Following the session 1 of the Working Group meeting held in early July 2020.  The participants met again online t... Read more..

  • RRC.AP was invited to become a member of the MCR2030 (Making Cities Resilient 2030) Asia-Pacific Regional Coordination Committee (RCC)

    ​In October, UNDRR Asia and Pacific Regional Office officially invited the AIT RRC.AP to become a member of the MCR2030 Asia-Pacific Regional Coordination Committee (RCC) and participate at the regional planning meetings of the Committee with key regional and core partners. Following the invitation, the AIT RRC.AP submitted an online application to become Regional Partner for the MCR2030 in Asia and the Pacific Region. The MCR2030, a ... Read more..

  • RRC.AP conducted Virtual Youth Energy Academy (V-YEA)

    ​ ​Between 28 September and 4 October 2020, the AIT RRCAP in partnership with Sustainable Energy Youth Network (SEYN) organised the second edition of Youth Energy Academy (YEA) with the support of the Regional Project Energy Security and Climate Change Asia-Pacific of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS-RECAP). The academy convened 21 participants from 5 Asian countries (Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, and Thailand) includi... Read more..

  • Virtual Conference of the CounterMEASURE Final Stakeholder

    ​The CounterMEASURE Final Stakeholder Conference was successfully held on 25 to 28 May 2020 virtually. It showcased important achievements of the CounterMEASURE project at its first phase and previewed second phase of CounterMEASURE implementation. The virtual conference highlighted key stories, accomplishments, and innovative solutions – even to the growing concern around the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  Cumulatively, about... Read more..

  • 2nd Edition of Youth Environment Academy (YEA) and follow up activities

    Preparatory activities regarding the partnership between RRC.AP CCC and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Foundation's Regional Project Energy Security and Climate Change Asia Pacific  (KAS-RECAP)  to conduct the second edition of Youth Energy Academy (YEA) and follow up activities has been completed.

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  • Training Workshop on Building Cities’ Resilience to Climate and Disaster Risks

    RRC.AP, in collaboration with United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and the Educational Partnership for Innovation in Communities Network (EPIC-N) with financial support from Ministry of the Environment Japan (MoEJ) organized a five days regional training workshop from 24 – 28 February 2020 at the Sukosol Hotel, in Bangkok, Thailand. This workshop on Read more..

  • EANET National Awareness Workshop

    ​The Myanmar Awareness Workshop on Acid Deposition and Air Pollution was conducted on 24 to 25 February 2020 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. The event was organized by the Secretariat for the Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET) in collaboration with the Myanmar Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH) and the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC).
    A total of 60 participants from various sectors, such as... Read more..

  • The Youth Energy Academy reaches COP 25

    RRC.AP shared insights on its work in capacity building for youth-led climate action during a side event titled “Increasing Climate Ambition through Capacity Building Among Youth and Educators” during COP 25. The Youth Energy Academy is a unique and disruptive training programme brought to AIT for the first time in October 2019 with the support of the Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) Foundation. The programme aimed to equip young people... Read more..

  • RRC.AP shares insights from its experience in capacity building for city-based climate change and disaster risk resilience in COP25

    ​RRC.AP participated at COP 25 by sharing insights and progress from its work in capacity building for city-based climate change and disaster risk resilience. The event compiled insights from various initiatives and offered lessons on strengthening urban resilience through the Educational Partnerships for Innovation in Communities Network (EPIC-N) approach. The event was held at the Japan Pavilion and included representatives of the G... Read more..

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