South Asia Regional Workshop on Indoor Air Pollution, Health and Household Energy
27-28 February 2006, Kathmandu, Nepal
Practical Action February 2006
The South Asia Regional Workshop on Indoor Air Pollution, Health and Household Energy was held to exchange information on successful technologies, model and challenges in reducing indoor smoke and associated health burden in South Asia. The workshop was organized jointly by Practical Action Nepal and Indoor Air Pollution and Health Forum Nepal.
Government officials, donors, practitioners from non-government and private sectors working in the area of household energy and health, academicians, researchers and medical professionals from South Asia met together and discussed about appropriate ways to mitigate the problem of the silent killer in the kitchen - indoor smoke.
The workshop was participated by more than 90 people representing countries of South Asia and Asia Pacific regions including Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Indonesia. The other participants were from Practical Action head office, United States Environment Protection Agency (USEPA), and The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA.
See the Practical Action website for a conference summary.