12 August 2006, Hotel Shangri-La, Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Nepal
Talk Programme by Dr. Kirk Smith on
"Household fuels, health, climate change, and the Millennium Development Goals"
12 August 2006
Hotel Shangri-La, Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Nepal
Organised by: Practical Action Nepal and Indoor Air Pollution and Health Forum
About Dr. Kirk Smith
Kirk R. Smith is Professor of Environmental Health Sciences and holds the Maxwell Endowed Chair in Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also founder and coordinator of the campus-wide Masters Program in Health, Environment, and Development. Previously, he was founder and head of the Energy Program of the East-West Center in Honolulu, where he still holds appointment as Adjunct Senior Fellow in Environment and Health after moving to Berkeley in 1995. He is also a Visiting Senior Scientist at the Woods Hole Research Center. His research work focuses on environmental and health issues in developing countries, particularly those related to health-damaging and climate-changing air pollution, and includes ongoing field projects in India, China, Nepal, Mexico, and Guatemala. He serves on a number of national and international scientific advisory and editorial boards and has published over 200 scientific articles and 7 books. He was elected member of the US National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors awarded to US scientists by their peers.