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
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.