Join the Movement: sensors.AFRICA
Air pollution causes 1 in 9 deaths and is the biggest environmental health crisis we face.
While it’s not always visible, air pollution is the cause of some of our most common illnesses.
sensors.AFRICA uses low-cost sensor technology to identify and monitor toxic hotspots, so that citizens have actionable information and watchdogs have the evidence they need to hold the culprits accountable.
sensors.AFRICA is a non-profit initiative incubated by Code for Africa, with support from a coalition of global tech-for-good organisations.
Would you like to host a sensor, or otherwise contribute to the movement? Use the form below to tell us how we can help each other.
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Africa is a big place. sensors.AFRICA is therefore initially focusing on the 'hub' cities listed below for our first mass deployments. If your hometown isn't on the list, tell us where you live to help us select the next set of target cities.
Cape Town (South Africa)
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
Durban (South Africa)
Johannesburg (South Africa)
Tell us whether you're contacting sensors.AFRICA on behalf of an organisation, or in your personal capacity.
Personal Capacity: I'd like to get involved as an individual volunteer.
Community Group: I represent a grassroots group that would like to get involved on behalf of our community.
Institutional Capacity: I represent an institution / organisation that would like to get formally involved.
Watchdog Capacity: I represent a civic watchdog, such as a regulatory agency or the media or a watchdog NGO.
Research Capacity: I represent an academic or scientific / environmental research institution.
Tell us how you'd like to contribute or otherwise support sensors.AFRICA's efforts to improve the quality of our air / water.
Host a sensor: I'd like to offer a secure location, where I can be the custodian of an air or water sensor.
Fund a sensor: I'd like to sponsor a sensor -- from as little as $25/sensor -- to help communities tackle air / water pollution.
Improve the technology: I'd like to use my software / hardware skills to help make the sensors even better.
Analyse the data: I'd like to use my analytic skills to help understand the trends in the data
Get word out: I'd like to use my storytelling or civic engagement or social media skills to help improve public awareness.
Prosecute the Perpetrators: I'd like to use my legal or investigative skills to help hold the polluters accountable
Change the laws: I'd like to use my lobbying or networking skills to help strengthen the laws protecting our air / water.
My Questions / Suggestions
Do you have any other specific questions or suggestions that will help us better understand how we can jointly turboboost sensors.AFRICA?
sensors.AFRICA is growing fast, with 100s of new sensors being deployed and major new partners joining the movement. Would you like to be kept updated on major developments, or progress in your city?
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