Capacity Building has been one of the major priority areas identified
during consultations on the Phase III implementation of the Malé
Declaration on Control and Prevention of Air Pollution and Its Likely
Transboundary Effects for South Asia. Accordingly, two training
workshops on emission inventory, emission scenario and modeling were
held in 2006 and 2007 respectively. And the third follow up training was
held at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand from 28th January
to 1st February, 2008. Seventeen participants from the Government
Agencies of all eight Male' Declaration participating countries
dealing with the environment and meteorology attended the training.
Representatives from Stockholm Environment Institute - York (SEI-Y),
International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
(IIIEE), Institute for Environment and Sustainability (European
Commission), and the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
(SMHI) were present as the resource persons.