Air Pollution Solutions
Online via Zoom
14 September 2021 to 16 September 2021
As part of the ongoing project,‘Clean Brick Initiative’ funded by FCDO, we are collaborating with the Federation of Nepal Brick Industries (FNBI) and Brick Kiln Owners Association of Pakistan (BKOAP) to organize a virtual training programme on zig-zag technology for master trainers (brick kiln owners) of the brick sector in Pakistan.
The first day of the virtual session will be classroom training, followed by on-site training at a brick kiln in Lahore, Pakistan. Nepalese brick experts will conduct this training with participants from various districts in Pakistan – Lahore, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Sekhupura, Okara, Kasur, Nankana, and Lodhran.
The training aims to help master trainers with zig-zag technology, conversion of traditional brick kilns, operations, and management of the improved zig-zag brick kilns. The master trainers will be able to further train brick firemen and stackers and provide advice during troubleshooting. The training will also enable the participants to discuss the issues and challenges they face during the conversion process and operation of the technology.
This training is a part of the effort to up-scale the zig-zag technology and share good brick production practices from Nepal to other South Asian countries.
14 September 2021: Preparation day
Welcome speech – Bidya Banmali Pradhan, ICIMOD, Nepal
Address – Mahendra Bahadur Chitrakar, President, Federation of Nepal Brick Industries (FNBI)
Address – Shoaib Khan Niazi, President, Brick Kiln Owners Association of Pakistan (BKOAP)