​​​​​​​​Capacity Development Programme on Air Quality Management and Emission Reduction of PM2.5 for Member Countries of ASEAN Haze Agreement and Malé Declaration​

19-23 September 2022 
AIT Conference Center, Bangkok, Thailand​

Resource Persons


Prof. Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh

Prof. Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand, is a member of the science panel of the Asia Pacific Clean Air Partnership (APCAP). She has 35 years of experience in research, education, consultancy, and capacity building and is internationally recognized for her work on air pollution and climate in Asia. She spends untiring efforts to provide a better characterization of air pollution issues in Asian developing countries through field measurements, emission inventory and modeling studies at urban, national, and regional scales. She has published 2 books, 110 scientific papers and 50 book chapters, and over 50 development reports. She has conducted, as PI or Co-PI, over 50 regional collaboration research projects and supervised 190 Master and 16 Ph D students. Prof. Kim Oanh got several awards and prizes, including international best journal paper awards, recognitions from Better Air Quality Conferences. She was a Fogarty Research scholar at the University of Washington and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, and a visiting professor at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Germany.


Dr. Ekbordin Winijkul

Dr. Ekbordin Winijkul is an Assistant Professor at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand. His research areas are emission inventory, air pollution modeling and monitoring, air quality management, and environmental system dynamic. His recent research is focusing on emission inventory development, air quality management and cost-benefit analysis of introducing cleaner fuels and vehicles. He got his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. Before joining AIT, Dr. Ekbordin worked at Argonne National Laboratory (USA), International Institute for Applied System Analysis (Austria) and Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc. (USA).


Dr. Didin Agustian Permadia

Dr. Didin Agustian Permadi is an assistant professor at the National Institute of Technology (ITENAS), Bandung, Indonesia. His research is mainly focused on the application of 3-dimensional chemistry transport models, emission inventory, environmental impact assessment and monitoring, and air pollution climate change linkages. He published many research papers in highly reputed journals including 16 book chapters. He has served as a trainer in many international trainings in the fields of emission inventory and air quality monitoring and modeling. Professionally, he is engaged with the international scientific communities as a reputed scientist and a member of the International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) the Asian Network on Climate Science and Technology (ANCST).


Dr. Md Firoz Khan

Dr. Md Firoz Khan is a Senior Lecture at the Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He is also a visiting professor at the China University of Mining and Technology, China for a period of 2019-2022. His research interests cover a wide variety of topics in air pollution, source apportionment, environmental analytical chemistry, and human health risk factors of pollutants. He received his Ph.D. degree in Risk Management and Environmental Sciences from the Yokohama National University, Japan in 2010. He published more than 100 journal papers, book chapters and a book. Dr. Khan is serving as an Associate Editor to Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene and Arabian Journal of Geosciences.


Dr. Johan C.I. Kuylenstierna

Dr. Johan C.I. Kuylenstierna is a Research Leader at Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), a member of SEI’s Global Research Committee, and Reader at the University of York, UK,. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC). Key areas of interest related to the integration of strategies to address climate change and air quality, in particular, associated with strategies to reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs). He is part of a team developing an SLCP strategy support tool – LEAP-IBC – being used by many governments to develop national integrated air pollution and climate change mitigation strategies. He also contributed to assessing the impacts of air pollution on human health such as on pre-term births and asthma. He coordinated a UNEP/WMO integrated assessment on Black Carbon and Tropospheric Ozone and is an author of the CCAC/UNEP Global Methane Assessment: Benefits and Costs of Mitigating Methane Emissions.


Ms. Maria Katherina Patdu

Ms. Maria Katherina Patdu is an Associate Programme Officer at the United Nations Environment Program’s Asia and the Pacific Office. She coordinates the Asia Pacific Clean Air Partnership (APCAP), a regional partnership working to achieve measurable reductions in air pollution emissions in Asia Pacific. She has over 10 years of experience working on air quality issues in the region. Prior to joining UNEP, Kaye worked with Clean Air Asia helping develop air quality action plans and assessing the status of air pollution in the region.


Dr. Supat Wangwongwatana

Dr. Supat Wangwongwatana has widely credited for improving the air quality of Thailand while serving with the Thai Government for more than 30 years holding various positions including the Director General of the Pollution Control Department (PCD) and the Secretary General of the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Quality Policy and Planning. Has been involved in climate change talks since Thailand’s negotiations with the UNFCCC in early 1990. He was declared as the Asian Air Quality Management Champion by the Clean Air Asia for his efforts in institutionalizing air quality management in Thailand and Asia. He was the first recipient of an honorary degree from the USEPA’s Air Pollution Training Institute for training young people in the field of air pollution. He was also member of the Scientific Advisory Panel of the Climate Clean Air Coalition (CCAC). He is also the Co-Chairperson of the Asian Co-benefit Partnership (ACP). Currently, he is a Faculty of Public Health at the Thammasat University, Rangsit, Thailand.


Mr. J.S. Kamyotra

Mr. J.S. Kamyotra is an Environment Expert. He served the Central Pollution Control Board, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India for over 30 years at various positions including the Member Secretary of the Central Pollution Control Board as his last position. Mr. Kamyotra has wide experience in policy formulation, development of environmental standards, and establishment of real-time air quality monitoring networks in the country. He played an important role in developing India’s first indigenously mobile laboratory for environmental monitoring. Mr. Kamyotra has been a member of various National Policy Planning Committees and various environmental committees constituted by the Supreme Court and the National Green Tribunal. He authored several publications and has been the country’s representative in various international conferences and committees focusing on sustainable development in developing countries of the ASEAN and SAARC region. He is a member of the Asia Pacific Clean Air Programme and OECD’s Committee on Best Available Technologies (BAT). He is serving as the Regional Facilitator for the Male’ Declaration - a voluntary contribution to the region for addressing air pollution problems.


Dr.Ittipol Pawarmart

Dr.Ittipol Pawarmart is a Head of Automotive Emission Laboratory, Pollution Control Department, Thailand. He is involving in exhaust emission standards development such as in-used vehicles emission standards, new vehicles emission standards, improving inspection program for in-used vehicles in Thailand including various mitigation measures for emission reduction of transport sector. He has been conducting research focusing PM source profiles, PM size distribution and its chemical composition for identifying sources in study areas. He is also involving in emission factors development and emission inventory in Bangkok and Thailand. He has been working on collaboration projects with international organizations regarding PM2.5 Mitigation measures strategies including co-benefits approaches to integrate between air pollution and climate change management.


Dr. Arthit Phosri

Dr. Arthit Phosri is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University, Thailand. He is doing research mainly on environmental epidemiology, which is investigating the health effects of environmental factors using epidemiological methods.


Ms.Dang Espita-Casanova

Ms.Dang Espita-Casanova oversees program development and strategic planning for Clean Air Asia’s impact initiatives on transport, energy, and urban air quality. She worked for government, private, and non-profit organizations in the early years of her professional career, with training and experience on environmental pollution chemistry and management for more than 10 years. Her career with Clean Air Asia on air quality management started in 2014 when she led a team of about 15 international and regional experts in the development of the Guidance Framework for Better Air Quality in Asian Cities (Guidance Framework). The Guidance Framework is the core knowledge product of the Integrated Programme for Better Air Quality in Asia (IBAQ Programme), one of Clean Air Asia’s key projects. She has led projects focusing on capacity building of governments for air quality management through policy guidance and direct technical assistance on air quality monitoring, emissions inventory and modeling, health impact assessment, air quality communication, and development of clean air action plans. Dang leads a team of specialists and researchers in the development of Clean Air Asia’s key knowledge products, tools, and capacity building activities. Dang is a licensed chemist, holding a Bachelor’s degree and Masters units in Chemistry from the University of the Philippines and currently pursuing Master in Development Management at the Asian Institute of Management.