Decision-makers from three continents on air quality course

Over five weeks, 26 decision-makers from organisations and companies in Asia, Africa and South America will take part in SMHI's "Air Pollution Management" course. The course focuses on air quality, the effects of air pollution and how urban air can be improved.

SMHI has been organising the global Air Pollution Management programme since 1997 on behalf of Sida. This is the 12th time the programme is arranged.

Decision-makers from companies, universities, government ministries and other organisations in Asia, Africa and South America will be taking part in the programme. The first block of five weeks will take place at SMHI in Norrköping, while the follow-up will be held in two of the participants’ home countries in 2010.

Several aspects of air quality

On the programme, leading national and international experts will cover several different aspects of air quality, air pollution and its effects. The areas covered include emissions, measurement and modelling, health aspects and different measures for improving air quality, as well as international legislation and agreements.

Participants will carry out individual project assignments, but they will also work in teams of 3-5 on related problem areas. Project work will begin during the stay in Sweden and will then be presented during the follow-up seminar.