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ICIMOD Headquarters, Kathmandu, Nepal
27 November 2017 to
30 November 2017
Over the past four years, the Atmosphere Initiative at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) has hosted a series of regional atmospheric science workshops. These have facilitated the process of building a community of atmospheric scientists working in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) and nearby regions, and of fostering increasing cross-border collaborations.
From 27 November to 1 December 2017, ICIMOD, together with the Nepal Government’s Ministry of Population and Environment (MoPE), will be hosting a series of events on air pollution and its impacts on climate and health in South Asia and the HKH. These events will include an atmospheric scientists’ workshop (27–28 November), a science-policy dialogue (29 November), and a regional policymakers’ meeting (30 November) which will include discussions on the future of the Malé Declaration on Control and Prevention of Air Pollution and its Likely Transboundary Effects for South Asia.
The scientists’ workshop will feature talks by select speakers, extensive poster presentations by participating scientists, as well as a discussion on the current state of knowledge and level of scientific consensus on a range of topics. Select scientists will be invited to give panel presentations or to participate in discussions at the science policy dialogue.
Meeting Schedule and Location
Although ICIMOD’s primary focus is on mountainous areas of the HKH where its eight member countries—Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan—are located, both MoPE and ICIMOD recognize that air does not stay confined within this region and that valuable insights can be gained from surrounding regions and important lessons learnt from the same. Thus, MoPE and ICIMOD would like to welcome abstracts from interested participants beyond ICIMOD member countries, working in the larger South Asian region stretching from Iran to Sri Lanka, and to Southeast Asia and East Asia. Interested participants from other mountainous areas of the world who may have interesting lessons to share are also invited.
Topics for Poster Abstracts
Professors, PhD students, researchers, and government employees working on air pollution and its impacts.
Limited funding is available for participants’ travel and local expenses in Kathmandu. Please indicate in the abstract submission form whether you require funding to attend.
Deadline: 16 October 2017
To participate in the scientists’ workshop, participants/applicants must have submitted an abstract.
All Abstracts will be reviewed by a selection committee at ICIMOD’s Atmosphere Initiative. Only successful applicants will be notified via email.
Note: Enquiries regarding the status of application and submission of grant applications via email will not be entertained.
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