The First Training Workshop on was jointly organized by Malé Declaration program (i.e., Malé Declaration on Control and Prevention of Air Pollution and Its Likely Transboundary Effects for South Asia) and CORNET (Corrosion Network program) from 9 to 10 October, 2006 at UNEP Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRCAP), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand. On the 11th October, the workshop was followed by a meeting of CORNET (Corrosion Network), which is a joint network of Malé Declaration and Air Pollution Information Network for Africa (APINA).

Participants from Malé Declaration countries, CORNET countries, APINA network, African countries and collaborating institutions; Corrosion and Metals Research Institute (KiMab) and UNEP RRC.AP were present in the training. And the workshop was aimed at capacity building in 8 Malé Declaration countries and other participating countries for studying the evaluation of corrosion of acid deposition on various materials and consequently enabling them to design science-based policy options to mitigate air pollution and its adverse effects on materials.