Swisscontact supported the development of my undergraduate thesis on the effects of particulate matter generated by bonfires during the mid-summer festival of San Juan, by providing the equipment for measurements. Once I had completed the thesis, I joined the air quality monitoring network of the municipality of La Paz as a technician.
I developed my professional capacities by attending national and international training, and also through Swisscontact’s support by providing adequate equipment for sampling and analysis, as well as their advice on the development of policies and programmes to care for atmospheric quality. Swisscontact facilitated the visit of international experts for the training of human resources in Bolivia, as well as training activities and attendance at scientific congresses outside Bolivia.
Thanks to the knowledge and experience acquired, I develop activities as a consultant in my own company, offering services of monitoring of atmospheric pollutants, advisory services, assembly of laboratories, and design and implementation of monitoring networks. As a professional in this important field, my vision is to support and lead the consolidation, development and evolution of air quality management systems in my country.
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