Nov 14 - Nov 15
9:00am to 04:30pm
Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI),
Islamabad, in collaboration with Blacksmith Institute, USA and KPK
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is organizing a two days workshop on
“Assessment of Chemically Polluted Sites,” on November 14 & 15, 2011, at
SDPI, Islamabad (participation by invitation)
Mr. Bret Ericson
Bret Ericson is
a Program Officer for the Blacksmith Institute. He currently manages the Global
Inventory Project which has been supported by the European Commission, the
Asian Development Bank, and the World Bank and implemented jointly by
Blacksmith Institute and the United Nations Industrial Development
Organization. As the Program Officer he directs hiring and training of
professionals in some 47 countries. In addition he coordinates all efforts with
local government agencies and muti-lateral organizations.
Ericson directed environmental remediation efforts for Blacksmith Institute in
Latin America, where he managed projects dealing with lead oxide waste. Mr.
Ericson holds a Masters degree in Development Policy from the London School of
Economics and Political Science. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish and
Dr. Mahmood A.
Chemical and Sustainable Industrial Development
earned his Ph.D. from La Trobe University of Science and Technology, Melbourne,
Australia and M.Sc. from University of Peshawar, Pakistan.
At SDPI, he has
been involved in working with the Technology Transfer for Sustainable
Industrial Development, Environmental Monitoring and Reporting/SMART Program
for Industry in Pakistan, Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), Hazardous
Chemicals, Wastes/Contaminated sites, Chemicals and Climate Change, Climate
Change Adaptation, Water Quality, Household Water Treatment Systems (HWTS),
EIA, MEAs on chemicals issues, "Mercury phase out" and "Male
Declaration and Air Pollution".
Prior to joining
SDPI, Dr. Khwaja held teaching positions at the University of Peshawar, La
Trobe University of Science and Technology, University of Cape Coast and Kumasi
University of Science and Technology, Ghana. He worked as a subject specialist
(science text books) with the NWFP Text Books Board and as senior scientific
officer with Pakistan Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR).
Ericson, Program Manager, BSI, New York, USA
Dr. Mahmood A.
Khwaja, SDPI, Islamabad.