Responding To Funding Calls For Air Pollution
The GAHP team, together with partners in Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Sweden and the U.S., successfully submitted three grants to USAID and the U.S. Department of State. It is notable that these funding calls are specific to air pollution, which suggest the success of our combined efforts to bring pollution to the forefront of global issues that need urgent attention. In responding to these funding calls, GAHP is continuing to raise awareness about the severity of air quality issues in Southeast Asia along with potential solutions.
One grant application was submitted to USAID focusing on mitigating open burning on the Indo-Gangetic plain to improve health and food security.
Two grants applications were submitted to the U.S. Department of State focusing on:
- Improving capacity to reduce air pollution and health impacts from open burning in Indonesia and Northern Thailand.
- Accelerating air quality management actions in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and Bangkok, Thailand, through strengthened air quality monitoring capacity and awareness raising.