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Air pollution in Emerging Mega-Cities: Sources, evolution and impacts
From Monday 16 April 2018
To Friday 20 April 2018
Location Nairobi, Kenya

Air pollution in Emerging Mega-Cities: Sources, evolution and impacts
Monday 16 April - Friday 20 April 2018
African Technology and Policy Studies, Nairobi, Kenya

Open to Early Career Researchers (ECRs) based in UK, Kenya and S Africa

Registration: Ten ECRs from each participating country will be selected through a competitive application process. The application form and further details of the application
process are available at

Event Details
Under the British Council’s Researcher Links programme, offered under the Newton Fund, we invite you to participate in a five-day workshop on air pollution in emerging mega-cities to be held in Nairobi, Kenya from Monday 16th to Friday, 20th April 2018. The workshop is being coordinated by Lancaster University (UK), African Technology and Policy Studies (Kenya), and North West University (South Africa).

The aims of the workshop are to:

  • establish the current state of the science and the current and future needs of the atmospheric research community to address the growing issue of air pollution, climate change and their impacts on society in and around emerging mega-cities;
  • introduce ECRs to a wide range of techniques and skills required to pursue cutting edge, transformative atmospheric research;
  • raise awareness of the need for transdisciplinary co-produced research to holistically tackle the challenges of the UN Sustainable Development Goals;
  • establish a cohort of ECRs engaged in chemistry-climate and air pollution research in UK, Kenya and South Africa, who have the potential to become future research leaders;
  • facilitate cross-boundary networking and identify common experience on which to build future collaborative partnerships with fellow ECR, established scientists, policy makers and stakeholders.

The workshop will be facilitated by established researchers and practitioners, who will also act as mentors to participating ECRs:

  • Dr Kirsti Ashworth, Lancaster University, UK
  • Dr Paul Young, Lancaster University, UK
  • Dr Akanimo Odon, and Lancaster University, UK
  • Dr Nicholas Ozor, African Technology and Policy Studies Network (ATPS), Kenya
  • Dr David Odee, Kenya Forest Research Institute (KEFRI), Kenya
  • Dr Rebecca Garland, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa
  • Prof Paul Beukes, North Western University, South Africa
Monday 16 April 2018

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