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Institute for Environmental Studies in Amasaman - Accra, Ghana
17-20 July, 2017
The July 2017 Ghana Training in Household Air Pollution is a four-day training workshop on household air pollution (HAP) and exposure monitoring targeting 1) members of the Ghana Environmental Protection Agency, and 2) investigators currently engaged or interested in household air pollution research and exposure monitoring. The workshop will be run by a team of international experts from the University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley Air Monitoring Group, and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, in coordination with the Ghana Environmental Protection Agency and Accra Air Quality Monitoring Platform.
The training will include a combination theoretical and practical training on various aspects of household air pollution and related health exposures. It will provide participants with hands-on experience using HAP and exposure monitoring equipment and stove usage monitors, with a focus on the use of validated equipment and standardized, internationally-accepted protocols. Participants will be asked to form small groups during the first day of the workshop. These groups will work together on hands-on activities and create a short proposal for a household air pollution monitoring study which they will present to all participants.
This training is an extension of an ongoing series of trainings run by Kirk R. Smith’s research group at UC Berkeley.