This report contains a recap of the South Asia Regional Workshop on Indoor Air Pollution, Health and Household Energy, held on 27-28 February 2006 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The goal of the workshop was to exchange information on successful technologies, models and challenges in reducing indoor smoke and associated health burden in South Asia. It was organized jointly by Practical Action Nepal and Indoor Air Pollution and Health Forum Nepal. During the workshop the existing policy provisions and best practices in South Asian countries were shared and discussed.
Altogether seventeen working papers from the region and abroad were presented, on different issues covering partnership, health, indoor air quality monitoring, gender and energy, poverty, economics & finance, awareness raising, scaling-up models and policy issues. A short description of each presentation is given in the report.