Pollution Info-Session #3: Overview Of AuthorAid – A Researcher Network

Date: Thursday, Feb 23, 2017, 8:00 AM EST

Description: Pollution Info-Sessions is a new series of 30-minute online educational interactions held every two weeks featuring experts from around the globe. Each session will present technical solutions to pollution problems, followed by Q&A.

Pollution Info-Session #3: Overview of AuthorAid - A Researcher Network
Presenters: Mrs. Jennifer Chapin & Mrs. Sandra Page Cook

Mrs. Page-Cook will talk about the Journal of Health and Pollution and the close collaboration with INASP. Mrs. Chapin will provide an overview of AuthorAID: the website, mentoring platform, online courses, embedding work and recent work supporting women researchers. She will also present the other work they do at INASP on access to e-resources, supporting libraries and supporting evidence-informed policymaking.

Mrs Jennifer Chapin 
coordinates the communication of research at INASP, managing the AuthorAID programme to support the capacity of researchers in developing countries to communicate their research to different actors, and to increase the quality and quantity of their research publications. Before joining INASP in 2016, Jennifer spent the previous four years at the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries in London, a role which included developing research best practice and quality assurance, supporting the development of actuarial research with 300 researchers worldwide.

Mrs Sandra Page Cook is the Managing Editor of the Journal of Health and Pollution at Pure Earth.

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Pollution Info-Session #4: Is Mercury Really Needed In ASGM?

Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017 8:00 AM EST

Description: Pollution Info-Sessions is a new series of 30-minute online educational interactions held every two weeks featuring experts from around the globe. Each session will present technical solutions to pollution problems, followed by Q&A.

Pollution Info-Session #4: Is Mercury Really Needed In ASGM?
Presenter: Mr. Ludovic Bernaudat

This session will present the basic characteristics of the sector, explain why mercury is used and showcase good examples of non-mercury extraction and in which conditions it is more efficient, therefore sustainable.

Mr. Ludovic Bernaudat is an environment specialist with 17 years of experience in research and development projects with a strong focus on mercury. He has co-lead the inception of the Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining area of the UN Environment Global Mercury Partnership since its inception in 2007. He holds a MSc in Environmental Sciences.

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Pollution Info-Session #5: Approaches To Measuring Health Impacts At Toxic Waste Sites

Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017 8:00 AM EST

Description: Pollution Info-Sessions is a new series of 30-minute online educational interactions held every two weeks featuring experts from around the globe. Each session will present technical solutions to pollution problems, followed by Q&A.

Pollution Info-Session #5: Approaches To Measuring Health Impacts At Toxic Waste Sites
Presenter: Dr. Jack Caravanos

Dr. Jack Caravanos is Professor of Global Env Health at NYU's College of Global Public Health and Director of Research at Pure Earth. He originally trained in chemistry and now specializes in assessing environmental contamination and human health effects of toxic agents​.​

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