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sensors.AFRICA provides actionable open information about the quality of cities’ air, water and sound using self-built sensors.

Tools and Features

  • datasets can be used by the media, citizens and civic watchdogs to push governments for better air regulations
  • trainings to build and deploy the sensors
  • algorithm which alerts citizens via SMS, USSD, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp or Twitter bots of dangerous storms on Africa’s big lakes

Governance of Case

The pan-African initiative was seed-funded by innovateAFRICA and is being incubated by Code for Africa.

Drivers for Open Mobility

The citizen science initiative uses open source technology in their low-cost air quality sensors creating open data that is community driven. sensors.AFRICA on GitHub