A training workshop on emission inventory preparation, scenarios generation, and atmospheric transport modeling, and integrated information and assessment modeling (IIAM) was conducted from 3 to 8 July, 2006 at UNEP Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRCAP), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand, under the framework of Program "Malé Declaration on Control and Prevention of Air Pollution and Its Likely Transboundary Effects for South Asia.

The training workshop was aimed at capacity building in eight Malé Declaration countries for studying the air pollution issues, especially trans-boundary transport of air pollutants, its potential impacts, and consequently enabling them to design science-based, integrated policy options to mitigate the adverse effects of air pollution. There were twenty-seven participants in this first workshop from 8 Malé Declaration countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) and from other collaborating institutions; SEI, IIIEE, SMHI, UNEP RRC.AP.