KnowledgeAir: Capturing and Transferring Air Quality Management Knowledge in Asia

The project aimed to ensure that policymakers and the stakeholders who influence their decisions in Asia can access and use knowledge on air quality and related areas more effectively to further policy development activities.

Activities:

  1. Maintaining a knowledge portal (Clean Air Portal) on air quality and related areas that provides information for policy- and decision makers, practitioners and the public
  2. Maintaining Communities of Practice (CoPs) to provide an effective forum for stakeholders to share knowledge and good practices and thereby contribute to building capacity of policymakers and strengthening policy development processes. At least two CoPs are maintained for air quality & co-benefits, and for sustainable transport
  3. Implement three case studies on how the Clean Air Portal, CoPs, webinars and other ICT tools can effectively contribute to building capacity of policy makers and strengthening policy development processes. Knowledge and experience will be captured and shared to contribute to
    (a) Developing the Environmentally Sustainable Transport Strategy for Kathmandu
    (b) Developing new and strengthen existing policies for stationary sources in Sri Lanka
    (c) Identify and prioritize areas for improvement in managing air pollution and GHG emissions for Bangkok, Manila and Jakarta, based on the application of the Clean Air Scorecard assessment tool developed by CAI-Asia

KnowledgeAir activities are also informed by a Knowledge Management Advisory Group (KMAG) consisting of ADB, Clean Air Asia, CAI-LAC, Global Atmospheric Pollution Forum (GAPF), German Technical Cooperation (GTZ), Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), USAID, and World Bank. The objectives of the KMAG are

      a. Improve alignment between different KM activities to enhance their effectiveness, reduce overlap/duplication and maximize leverage to expand KM activities.

b. Contribute to strengthening, integration and expansion of the Clean Air Asia Partnership (including Country Networks) and the broader air quality and climate change community nationally, regionally, and globally.

c. Increase the access of KMAG partners to air quality and climate change knowledge to further their own strategies, programs and interventions.

ADB TA Completion Report

Donor: ADB, RDTA 6510: Capturing and Transferring Air Quality Management Knowledge in Asia, financed by the Japan Special Fund (JSF).

Partners: Clean Air Asia Partnership members

Duration: April 2009 – December 2010

Contact:
Kaye Patdu, kaye.patdu@cleanairasia.org

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1st KMAG meeting 46 KB
2nd KMAG meeting 44 KB
Project Summary 19 – KnowledgeAir 558.99 KB