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

  10 october 2023


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, the AIT-team hosted a one-day workshop titled "Air Quality Management with a focus on Air Quality Modeling" on 10 October 2023, in Lalitpur (Kathmandu), Nepal. The workshop brought together 36 participants, including government officials, researchers, and international experts involved in air quality management in Nepal. The diverse group of 17 male and 19 female attendees fostered a dynamic exchange of knowledge and experiences. 

Key outcomes of the workshop included: •

  • Sharing ongoing research: Participants presented updates on their research in air quality management, specifically focusing on air quality modeling techniques relevant to Nepal. 
  • Building collaboration: A mechanism for ongoing coordination among air quality researchers in Nepal was established, facilitating future knowledge sharing and collaborative efforts. 
  • Sustainable modeling practices: Strategies for conducting air quality modeling in a sustainable and efficient manner within the Nepalese context were identified and discussed. 
  • Future research partnerships: Potential areas for collaborative research projects among the attending researchers were explored, paving the way for future studies that address Nepal's unique air quality challenges.
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