AIT's insights to streamlining Nature-based Solutions to Enhance Mitigation and Climate Resilience in the Asia and the Pacific
15 May 2023
On 15 May 2023 during the seventy-ninth session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, the AIT Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (AIT RRC.AP) participated and presented interventions and insights at a side event titled "Streamlining Nature-based Solutions to Enhance Mitigation and Climate Resilience in the Asia and Pacific." The side event session focused on Nature-based Solutions to address environmental and sustainable development challenges in the Asia-Pacific region.
Regional Training Workshop on Building Cities Resilience to Climate and Disaster Risks
08-11 May 2023
AIT RRC.AP organised the Regional Training Workshop on Building Cities Resilience to Climate and Disaster Risks on 8 - 11 May 2023. Around 30 participants, including municipality/city officials and academicians from Indonesia, Lao PDR, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam as well as representatives from the partner organisations attended the 4-day training workshop which aimed at enhancing capacities of different stakeholders to develop and implement city resilience action plans.
Webinar on Accessing and Using Data and Information for Adaptation Plan
19 April 2023
AIT RRC.AP hosted a Webinar titled Accessing and using data and information for adaptation planning on 19 April 2023. Around 70 online participants from across the Asia and the Pacific region attended the live webinar which reflected on the essential climate change adaptation tools that are freely available for use in climate scenario planning and strategic decision-making.
The In-country Stakeholder cum Expert Consultation Workshop in Vientiane
7 April 2023
Vientiane, Loa PDR
As part of the series of project activities aimed at supporting ASEAN cities with technical guidelines for preventing plastic and resin pellet losses from informal recycling factories, the AIT RRC.AP organised an In-country Stakeholder Consultation cum Expert Review Workshop in Vientiane on April 7, 2023.
The Stakeholders Consultations, Workshop, and Training on Kathmandu Clean Air Programme (KCAP) in Kathmandu
3-7 April 2023
The AIT RRC.AP led the Stakeholders consultation workshop on 2-7 April 2023 in Kathmandu, Nepal. During the week a workshop on Air Quality Monitoring and Emission Inventory was organised on 5 April 2023 and an Emission Inventory Training Workshop was organised during 6-7 April 2023 by FHI360, Tribhuvan University, and Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).
In-country Stakeholder Consultation cum Expert Review Workshop under the Project Development and Dissemination of Technical Guidelines for Plastics and Pellets Leakage Prevention from Factories and Informal Recycling Sector in the ASEAN
28 March 2023
An In-country Stakeholder Consultation cum Expert Review was organised by AIT RRC.AP which is aimed at harnessing the experiences, perspectives, roles, and expertise from the formal and informal recycling center to support the development and dissemination of technical guidelines to prevent or reduce plastics and resin pellets leakage from factories and informal recycling sector in the ASEAN.
Webinar on Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030): Capacity Building Models and Tools to Strengthen Cities Resilience in Asia and the Pacific
23 February 2023
A Webinar titled Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030): Capacity Building Models and Tools to Strengthen Cities' Resilience in Asia and the Pacific was hosted by AIT RRC.AP on 23 February 2023. The RRC.AP Director shared that the MCR2030 initiative provides a roadmap for cities to commit to building resilience to climate and disaster risks, and is comprised of three stages which includes, (i) improving cities' understanding of risks and committing to reduce; (ii) strengthening cities' capacity to develop local risk reduction strategies and plans; and (iii) supporting implementation.
Study Trip Visit by the Representatives of Loyola University, New Orleans Campus, College of Business
3 January 2023
The AIT RRC.AP accommodated the study trip representatives of Loyola University, New Orleans Campus, College of Business. The faculty Coordinators and over 20 students visited to learn about the activities of the Centre.
The Air Quality Management and Emission Reduction of PM2.5 Workshop Report Published Electronically
The AIT RRC.AP had recently published the Workshop Report of the "Capacity Development Programme on Air Quality Management and Emission Reduction of PM2.5 for Member Countries of ASEAN Haze Agreement and MaléDeclaration". The report can be downloaded from RRC.AP website.
The programme mainly aimed to build the capacities of the ASEAN member countries on air quality management and emission reduction of PM2.5. This e-publication is a compilation of the session outcomes of the capacity development programme workshop that was held from 19-23 September 2022 organized by the AIT RRC.AP.
Dr. Ramesh Soysa joined as the Head of the Climate Change Cluster. He has over 21 years of combined research, academic, professional and field experiences with proven track record in climate, conservation, environment and energy initiatives in international landscapes. His focus areas include proposal development, climate programming, carbon asset development and applied research initiatives that leads to low carbon emission, livelihoods enhancement and climate resilience future.
Dr. Soysa obtained his Ph.D. in Environment and Energy Mechanical Engineering from University of Science and Technology, South Korea. He holds a M.Eng. in Energy Technology from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and a B.Eng. in Environmental Energy from the University of Leeds, England. He can be reached to his email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hnin Lai Win
Ms. Hnin Lai Win came on board as a Programme Officer of the Climate Change Cluster of AIT RRC.AP. Her role is to provide technical support to the formulation and implementation of projects and activities on climate actions through capacity-building, knowledge sharing, research, and policy advocacy. Her work involves monitoring requests for proposal, preparation of various written outputs, including reports, studies, policy briefs, publication, outreach materials, and updating the Cluster's website content among others.
Prior to working in AIT RRC.AP, Hnin Lai Win worked as an Environmental Manager at Total Business Solution Co., Ltd. She participated in the Technical Assessment on the Application of low-carbon Technologies in AIT RRC.AP and also attended and completed a practical training course in Social Risk Management. She is a recognized member of Myanmar Environmental Assessment Association (MEAA) through her working experiences in environmental field.
Hnin Lai Win received her M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering and Management from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and she holds a bachelor's degree in pharmacy from University of Pharmacy, Yangon. She can be reached to her email: email@example.com