Research Community

We seek to grow our research community by collaborating on new projects that will increase the scope of our work and lead to joint publications whilst providing researchers with access to our database to support their research.

As a research initiative of Makerere University, one of Africa's highest ranking universities, AirQo continues to maintain the highest standards in data collection and analysis for publications in relevant academic outlets.

Join us on our journey to create a forum for debate and a data-driven, solutions-focused approach to air quality in Africa.


We work with key government entities at both local and national level by offering data, insights and recommendations on the state of current air quality, recent trends and policy guidance on how to manage air quality.

As global understanding of air quality and its impact on public health grows, the issue is receiving more interest from the public, media and policymakers at all levels. Without data, local decision makers are unable to identify the scale of the problem or understand the best solutions for their location and priorities.

AirQo aims to fill that gap by providing policymakers and administrators with solutions to address these very real and immediate challenges at local, and national levels.

Our Offer

Developing local, low cost bespoke air quality monitoring network packages.

Analysing existing data and model spatial and temporal air quality.

Developing achievable, data driven policies to improve air quality.

Supporting practical solutions such as working groups and public awareness campaigns.

Promoting knowledge sharing on air quality at the community, city and national level.

Private Sector

As more is known about the challenges of air quality, businesses, the public and government are becoming more concerned about the credentials of their suppliers. Regulation is expected in the near future and it is in the interest of industries to be aware of their contribution.

This benefits producers by demonstrating their community credentials, ensuring the health of their employees and also being aware of the challenges and acting ahead of time to provide data and avoid fines and other penalties.

Our Offer

Install sensors on premises and conduct an audit of emissions.

Create an action plan to reduce emissions to meet regulatory standrads and international guidelines.

Promote best industry practices and cleaner production techniques.

Generate reports and analysis to highlight changes and their impact.

Public Awareness

One way we achieve impact is by engaging different members of the public at all stages of our work.

Our Offer

Our social media campaigns.

Participating in air quality workshops.

School engagement activities as standalone events or curriculum tie-in.

Community events and outreach programs.

Visits to employee organisations, NGOs and CSOs.

Media engagements.



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