Product on “Empower Community to Combat Smog Crisis: Community Development Activities to Build Solution Learning Sites within Community” By Associate Professor Pirat Trakarnsirinon, Faculty of Political Science and PublicAdministration and others, Chiang Mai university. E – mail : [email protected] ----------------------Empowering Community to Combat Smog Smog Crisis: Community Deveopment Activities to Build Solution Learning Sites within Communities. The project has objetives to select 2 communities in each 25 Amphors (districts) of Chiang Mai Province facing high smog risk but potentially cooperating with learning networks for preventing and solving smog crisis. The project held workshop promoting alternative approaches deriving from research that has suitibility for the local context in avoiding fire following post-harvest season. In the workshops, participants learned useful knowledge, choices of operation, technology know – how and local collaborative management to deal with the smog crisis sustainably. The workshops began January 27, 2010 and end in June 21, 2010 that made a tatal of 14 events for 1,580 participants all together, The participants comprised community leaders, civil officers, citizen and youth. Further, the project provided 50 revolving funds, called “ Community Empowering Fund to Combat Smog Crisis” for 25 Amphors (districts) in Chiang Mai Province ( 25,000 baht each). Some Potential communities also recieved small and medium size grinding machanism (12 machine) to network with the project administration.