​Training Workshop on Air Quality Management with a focus on Air Quality Modeling

  11-12 October 2023

     Kathmandu, Nepal

The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP), served as an implementing partner for the USAID Clean Air (Kathmandu Clean Air Programme). In collaboration with FHI360, AIT-team held a 2-day training workshop on "Air Quality Management with a focus on Air Quality Modeling" in Lalitpur (Kathmandu), Nepal, from 11-12 October 2023. This intensive workshop aimed to equip participants with the technical skills and knowledge necessary for air quality modeling and its application in managing Kathmandu Valley's air quality. 

Over the two days, participants gained a solid foundation in air quality modeling principles and its role in effective air quality management. The workshop also presented relevant case studies applicable to Kathmandu Valley and provided hands-on experience with meteorological and air quality dispersion modeling tools. A total of 13 participants (3 male, 10 female) actively engaged in the learning process. 

To assess the effectiveness of the workshop, participants' knowledge, understanding, and skills in air quality modeling were evaluated before and after the training on a scale of 0 to 10. The results revealed a significant increase, with the overall understanding and skills jumping from 2.6 to 6.1, representing a net gain of 3.5. Additionally, all participants expressed satisfaction with the workshop's content and delivery. 

This successful workshop empowered participants with valuable technical expertise, contributing to improved air quality management strategies for Kathmandu Valley.

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