Clean Air Asia India successfully completes five Train for Clean Air (T4CA) Capacity Building on Air Quality Management

(NewswireOnline):- Clean Air Asia, Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Bloomberg Philanthropies in partnership, have been involved in development of Training Material. The material is aimed at strengthening the capacity on air quality management directed to build knowledge of decision makers and officials involved in the process of air pollution regulation and mitigation action. The project is being conducted by Clean Air Asia as part of the technical assistance programme of Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) for the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP).

Clean Air Asia is an international not for profit with a mission to support air quality management in cities. GIZ is engaged in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work, dedicating to shaping a future worth living around the world. Bloomberg Philanthropies works to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people by focusing on five key areas: the arts, education, the environment, government innovation, and public health.  The effort is a partnership between the three organisations with an objective to chart a strategy to support capacity building of officials and stakeholders who are linked to air pollution mitigation.

Train for Clean Air (T4CA) is a regional training approach that aims to assist cities to create and implement Clean Air Plans (CAPs) and make informed policies and decisions. It includes standardized modular training courses customized for different stakeholders – decision-makers, technical staff, researchers, NGOs, and the media. Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in partnership with Clean Air Asia in 2008 developed T4CA manuals for an international audience.

On 7th September 2021, on International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies we launched our Five Training Manuals on Air Quality Management. These five manuals are focussed on Air Quality Management, Effective Air Quality Communication, Air Quality Monitoring, Low Emission Mobility and Low Emission Urban Development. Following the launch, we began our Capacity Building Trainings from 14th September 2021 to 12th October 2021, based on these manuals.

We started our capacity building training on 14th September, 2021 with the first training begin on ‘Air Quality Management for Decision Makers in Indian Cities’, on 21st September 2021 we conducted our second training on ‘Effective Air Quality Communication for Indian Cities’, on 28th September 2021 the third training was conducted on ‘ Air Quality Monitoring for Advancing Air Quality Management in Indian Cities’ following which on 5th October 2021 we conducted the training on ‘Low Emission Mobility for Indian Cities’ and on 12th October 2021 we conducted our final training on ‘Low Emission Urban Development for Indian Cities.’

We successfully completed these five-capacity building training and we saw participation of more 250 participants from almost 56 Smart Cities participated and 90 non-attainment cities. We even had international participation in our training. We saw the active participation from cities such as Dimapur, Shillong, Rohtak, Delhi, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai. Apart from these non-attainment cities and smart cities we had participation from NGOs, Civil Society Organisations. We saw active participation even from the cities which aren’t part of the non-attainment cities such as Rohtak, Shillong, Gurugram, Umred, Lonar, Mul, Sheopur, Ponta Sahib, Haldwani, Port Blair, Ghaziabad, Aizwal, Gandhi Nagar and Surat, Itanagar.

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