Subject: VSS: "A global effort to fight air pollution in Mongolia"

A global effort to fight air pollution in Mongolia | Virtual Speaker Series
Title: A global effort to fight air pollution in Mongolia

When:  Thursday, November 18, 9am EST, 2pm GMT, 10pm ULAT

Where: Please join the room at the scheduled date and time:

The September Virtual Speaker Series, which will be held in English, will be by Ms. Aza Tsogtsaikhan of Breathe Mongolia - Clean Air coalition.


Despite having only 3.3 million people Mongolia ranked #3 in 2019 and #4 in 2020 as the most air-polluted country in the world, right next to countries with billion and millions of citizens such as India and Bangladesh. Breathing such toxic air violates the Constitutional human rights of every citizen and makes Mongolia a country with a high risk of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. Air pollution is the strongest factor leading to the top 10 causes of death among Mongolians. Because such present and future are simply not acceptable to Breathe Mongolia – Сlean Air Coalition members, global citizens around the world are arming people with knowledge, information, and tools, collaborating across timezones and continents.

About the presenter:
Azjargal (Aza) Tsogtsaikhan, Founder and Director of Breathe Mongolia – Clean Air Coalition, a grassroots nonprofit registered in the US and in Mongolia. A peaceful demonstration against air pollution at Times Square in New York City turned into a dedicated team of diverse backgrounds from ten countries to arm people with resources to end air pollution in Mongolia. Her team created a bilingual interactive platform to educate the public, collaborate with stakeholders, and conduct watchdog activities on the air pollution intervention policies of Mongolia. She is a trained Climate Reality Leader with a certificate from The SSPH+ Summer School in Public Health Policy, Economics and Management in Lugano, Switzerland. Aza is OpenAQ Community Ambassador, a program designed to amplify the impact of individuals who are committed to fighting air inequality through open data and community. She earned two US Presidential Volunteer Service awards and IBM’s Gold badge for her volunteer work. Aza currently works at IBM in New York as an analyst after earning an MBA degree at Marriott School of Management of Brigham Young University in the US and a Bachelor of Business at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. She consulted on various projects with companies such as Adobe, Cummins, A. Schulman, and ConAgra Foods Inc. during her MBA program. She co-founded the US branch of Lantuun Dohio, children’s rights advocacy and anti-human trafficking and domestic violence in Mongolia and worldwide. She seeks to use technology and her global opportunities to utilize top talent for the betterment of her homeland. When she’s not working, she loves to dance salsa, learn foreign languages and travel the world.

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The American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting scholarship in Mongolian Studies. 
The Virtual Speaker Series promotes information exchange on a variety of subjects related to Mongolia and is free and open to the public.
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