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CAI-Asia Strategy for 2005-2007

CAI-Asia was established in February 2001 by World Bank, ADB, USAID/USAEP and other organizations in Asia. In Phase I (2001-2004), CAI-Asia successfully brought together air quality management stakeholders from a range of different backgrounds. CAI-Asia now has 121 organizational members representing cities, national governments, NGOs, academe, private sector and development agencies. CAI-Asia coordinates actively with other regional programs and initiatives working on air quality management. The first phase of CAI-Asia was characterized by the efforts to set up its organizational structure. Activities were mostly aimed at knowledge management, capacity building, and advocacy of the need to develop and implement integrated air quality management strategies.

CAI-Asia will enter into Phase II in 2005-2007. In this phase, CAI-Asia will continue to build the air quality management community in Asia. It aims to act as the leading regional resource on air quality management in Asia. It is expected that CAI-Asia will continue to take on a lead role in strengthening the coordination and cooperation of urban air quality management programs and initiatives in Asia. The ad hoc arrangements for coordination in Phase 1 will be gradually replaced by more structured coordination mechanisms.

CAI-Asia Strategy for 2005-2007 (DRAFT)CAI-Asia Strategy for 2005-2007 (DRAFT)
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Main Points:

1. Air quality management challenges in Asia for 2005-2007
2. Evolution of CAI-Asia identity
3. Goals, results, and components
4. Governance and organization
5. Financing
6. Detailed planning and evaluation

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