Online training On-road vehicle emissions management strategies

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Date: May 30 to June 3 2022

With low numbers of vehicles but increasing levels of motorization in African countries, this is becoming a matter of grave concern. Africa is already plagued by particulate pollution as it reports the highest annual average exposure to PM2.5. Toxic exposure from vehicles on the road can be enormous and greatly increase health risks. As the majority of old and polluting vehicles are imported into Africa and dominate the vehicle fleet, exposure to vehicle pollution increases dramatically. About 80-90% of old vehicles are imported into African countries. Accident-prone vehicles also reach this region. It is imperative that governments focus on vehicle emissions control and adopt robust pre-shipment vehicle, MOT and emissions inspection controls and policies for imported vehicles, as well as periodic checks by the following. On-road vehicle emissions inspection is important to keep vehicles low-emissions over their useful life on the road. African cities need emission standards and fuel quality improvements to reduce emissions from new vehicles, as well as a strong on-road vehicle emissions monitoring program and the management of older vehicles.

Many African countries have initiated the establishment of vehicle inspection centers to monitor the technical control and emissions of road vehicles. Although visual MOT checks are carried out at existing centers, emissions testing is limited and carried out at only a few centers. This strategy will require more attention and detail as the exposure on the road is huge. More robust strategies and advanced techniques are needed for quality testing, detecting and repairing visibly vehicles and other pollutants, improving vehicle inspection infrastructure, installing more effective control systems with adequate deterrence in case of violation rules.

The Center for Science and Environment (CSE), a research and public interest organization based in New Delhi, India, which has researched and built capacity for environmental quality management strategies. ‘air, offers this online (self-paced) training to provide guidance on vehicle pollution and on-road emissions management strategies and building regulatory knowledge and capacity of officials of relevant departments and agencies in African countries . This training represents our initiative to promote good regulatory practices, facilitate the exchange of ideas, gain knowledge and build the capacity of countries in the Africa region to address the emerging challenge of automotive pollution. It will also raise awareness of global best practices.

Course Structure: This online training will be delivered on the Moodle and Zoom platform through a variety of tools such as recorded video lectures, quizzes/exercises, reading material and resources, audiovisual methods including short films, etc. . It will cover a range of issues, including:

  • Understand the challenges and health impacts of increasing motorization and toxic vehicle pollution and the need for vehicle inspection systems
  • Need for vehicle emissions standards and a fuel quality roadmap
  • Strategies to reduce on-road vehicle emissions
  • Vehicle inspection for MOT and emissions control
  • Challenges and Strategies for Dealing with Old Vehicles
  • Next-generation advanced technologies for real-world on-road emissions monitoring

As this is a self-paced training, it is designed in such a way that it can be completed with regular work

Who can apply?Officials from various departments and regulatory agencies involved in vehicle pollution control, vehicle testing, etc. in African countries

Participants will receive a certificate of participation at the end of the course

For more information please contact

Priyanka Chandola
Mobile: +91 – 9810414938
Email: [email protected]

Surabh Gupta
Mobile: +91-8826806794
Email: [email protected]



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