Program : International Seminar on air pollution in French-speaking West African cities
Centre International de Conférences Sorbonne Université - Paris
Disclaimer : the program is provisional, changes may occur.
DAY 1 : Thursday 28th of November
9h20 – 9h30 : Charlotte Marchandise co-Chair of GUAPO or Elsa Martayan Director – Presentation of the seminar’s objectives and expected outcome.
9h30 – 9h50 : Dr Carlos Dora Former coordinator of the WHO’s Public Health and the Environment Department/ President of GUAPO’s Scientific Committee – Introduction. Air pollution in African cities, issues and challenges.
9h50 - 10h10 : Bernard Koffi ECOWAS – Economic Community of West African States - Presentation of a project to implement a system of air pollution surveillance system in West Africa.
Session 1 : How to improve or implement air pollution monitoring systems in Africa ?
Moderator : Gilles Forêt Interdisciplinary of Sciences of the Atmosphere / UPEC/UPD/CNRS, Coordinator DimQi2
10h10 - 10h30 : Dr Célestin Dje Yao Technical Advisor for Health at the Autonomous District of Abidjan – The network of stakeholders in air pollution monitoring in the Abidjan District
10h30 - 10h50 : Aminata Mbow Diokhane Air Quality Management Center in Dakar – The air pollution monitoring network in Dakar’s region and pollution levels measured.
10h50-11h10 : Coffee Break
11h10 - 11h30 : Hazou Abi Director for Environmental Information and Monitoring (DISE) - National Agency for Environment Management (ANGE), Ministry of the Environment and Forestry Resources of Togo – Pollution levels measured in Lomé ; feedback on the expertise mission on the existing measuring network and its potential for development.
11h30 - 11h50 : R Subramanian OSU-EFLUVE - Science of the Universe Observatory - Paris Est Créteil University – Measuring air quality across Sub-Saharan Africa using low-cost sensors
11h50 - 12h10 : Pierre Pernot Partnerships, Communication and Digital director, Airparif – Example of managing a regional surveillance network in a national and European context.
12h10 – 12h30 : Elsa Lefevre CCAC - Climate and Clean Air Coalition – Integrating air quality and climate challenges : an opportunity for multiple co-benefits
12h30 - 13h00 : Synthesis and Round Table
Augustin Colette INERIS - French National Institute of Industrial Environment and Risks
Frédéric Pradelle, Principal Europe and Africa Air Quality Service Line Leader, Ramboll
AFD - French Development Agency Representative (tbc).
13h - 14h : Lunch
Session 2 : What are the specificities of pollution sources in Africa and what are the leverages to mitigate emissions ?
Moderator : Jean-François Léon CNRS (French National Scientific Research Center) / Toulouse University / DACCIWA Program (Dynamics-aerosol-chemistry-cloud interactions in West Africa )
14h00 - 14h20 : Véronique Yoboué Félix Houphouët-Boigny University – Particulate matter and gas observation in urban areas : DACCIWA program’s results.
14h20 - 14h40 : Aristide Akpo Abomey-Calavi University, Benin – Characterizing air pollution in Benin
14h40 - 15h00 : Sekou Keita Péléforo Gon Coulibaly University et Julien Bahino Félix Houphouët-Boigny University – Côte d’Ivoire : Emissions inventory and characterisation of gas pollution.
15h00 - 15h20 : Bernard Nana Physics department, Ouagadougou University, Burkina Faso – Emissions from the main sources of air pollution in Ouagadougou and air pollution monitoring challenges.
15h20 - 15h40 : Coffee Break
15h40 - 16h00 : Cyrille Flamant Atmosphere, Environments, Spatial Observations Laboratory, CNRS – Regional modeling of aerosols.
16h00 - 16h20 : Guillaume Ossohou Physics of the Atmosphere and Fluids Mechanics Laboratory, Félix Houphouët-Boigny University – INDAAF (International Network to study Deposition and Atmospheric Chemistry in Africa) network regional observations.
16h20 - 16h40 : Andreas Missbach Public Eye, Switzerland – “Dirty Diesel” report on high sulphur contents in fuels commercialized in Africa.
16h40 – 17h10 : Synthesis and round table
Philippe Masset Europe and International deputy director, ADEME (French Environment and Energy Control Agency)
Ernesto Sanchez Triana Global Lead for Environmental Health and Pollution Management – World Bank
Representative of the African Development Bank (tbc)
DAY 2 : Friday 29th of November
Session 3 : What indicators and what tools to improve environmental health in Africa ?
Moderator : Cathy Liousse CNRS / Toulouse University / DACCIWA Program
9h30 - 9h50 : Pr Gérard Salem Paris-Nanterre University – Geographical and urban challenges for health in Africa
9h50 - 10h10 : Kouamé Kouadio Côte d’Ivoire Pasteur Institute – Health impacts of air pollution in Abidjan.
10h10 - 10h30 : Cathy Liousse CNRS / Toulouse University / DACCIWA Program – Health impacts of aerosols in West Africa.
10h30-10h50 : Coffee Break
10h50-11h10 : Nathalie Roebbel Technical Officer, Public Health, Environmental and Social Déterminants of Health, WHO – Air pollution and environmental health policy in Africa.
11h10-11h30 : Gaëlle Uzu Geoscience of the Environment Institute – Feedback on air pollution, emission sources and health impacts in Latin America : the case of La Paz, Bolivia.
11h30-11h50 : Pr Armelle Baeza Functional and Adaptive Biology Unit– CNRS – Paris 7 University – Toxicological evaluation of African particulate matter according to the sources studied with the DACCIWA program.
11h50-12h20 : Synthesis and Round table
Pr Isabella Annesi-Maesano Director of the Epidemiology of Allergic and Respiratory diseases department, IPLESP – Inserm et Université Sorbonne
Dr Carlos Dora
12h20 - 14h00 : Lunch
Session 4 : Perspectives
14h00 - 14h30 : Dr Carlos Dora – Synthesis, next steps, conclusions.
14h30 - 14h45 : Bernard Koffi – Regional perspectives.
14h45 - 15h15 : Stéphanie Rivoal Former French Ambassador in Uganda, General Secretary of Africa-France 2020 summit (tbc) – Africa-France 2020 summit presentation
15h15-15h30 : Coffee Break
Session 5 : Experience feedback from the private sector
15h30 - 17h00 : Feedback of french companies working in Africa in the following fields :
- air pollution surveillance (captors, modelling, etc.)
- urban services as part of local public policies implemented in order to decrease pollutants emissions and populations’ exposure
with the club ADEME International
17h00 : Cocktail and BtoB meetings
The seminar is free of charge
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