The Seventh Regional Training Programme and Refresher Course was held in New Delhi, India on 16-19 March 2009. The main objectives of the training are: 1) to strengthen the monitoring capacity; 2) to share and discuss the issues encountered in operating the monitoring station in each country; 3) to update the implementation activities under Malé Declaration in each country and 4) to discuss on prioritization of the Phase IV implementation of Malé Declaration activities. The training was organized by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), New Delhi together with RRC.AP. Thirty two participants were drawn from the national implementation agencies and national focal point supporting the monitoring programme under the Malé Declaration participated in the training. Resources persons from SEI, IVL, MoC member, CPCB, UNEP RRC.AP, and AIT also attended the training programme.
A Training workshop on eco-housing
A training workshop on eco-housing was conducted during 31 March to 5 April 2008 at the UNEP RRC.AP office and the Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. The objective was to build capacity and develop awareness in Mal? Declaration countries on the various aspects of eco-housing. The workshop dealt with various aspects of eco-housing such as design, building materials, and construction techniques. The training included study visits to eco-housing projects at various sites in Thailand. Resource persons were drawn from the Chulalongkorn University, the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, and UNEP RRC.AP. A report on generic guidelines for eco-housing in tropical regions, would be published and a draft version is now available at