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MEKEI, in conjunction with WASD, has built a strong network of researchers, policy makers, educators, consultants and employers from all parts of the world to exchange knowledge and experience and discuss current developments and challenges. This directory can be used to help find, support and collaborate with experts from the network.

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Pranvera Kasaj

Researcher Institute of Public HealthHealth and Environment


Location: Tirana, Albania


Pranvera Kasaj is a Chemist in the Laboratory of Instrumental Analyses, Department of Health and Environment since 2000. She graduated in Industrial Chemistry, from the Faculty of Natural Science. She has been part of many projects with a focus on the health impact of indoor and outdoor air pollution, in school institutions supported by Ministry of Education and WHO. In addition, she is part of a working group of annual Air Quality Monitoring in Albania. She has attended many training courses in the quality assurance of analyses including: “Quality in South East Europe: Obstacles and Opportunities” Radljica, Slovenia, “Accreditation-recognition of competence” Slovenian European Natural Sciences Research Centre (SENARC) 2006–2008. She is a co-author of 24 publications.