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Empowering Words for Cleaner Skies from the CLEAN-Air Africa Network

The fourth annual International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies (07 September 2023) focusses on the theme, ‘Together for Clean Air’. The theme aims to highlight the urgent need for stronger partnerships, increased investment, and shared responsibility for overcoming air pollution.    The CLEAN-Air Africa Network was launched in Kampala, Uganda on the 5th of […]

Citizen science insights on air quality in 3 cities

The Cityzens for Clean Air campaign, part of the UrbanBetter Cityzens initiative, aims to amplify youth voices with advocacy on air pollution, climate and health using citizen scientist data generated by young people. The report is based on PM2.5 and NO2 air quality data collected by the citizen scientists who participated in the campaign across the various cities. The […]

Air Of Excitement 

In this blog #UrbanBetter Disruptor, Waziri Mainasara Abubakar writes about his recent visit to a park in Lagos and what he discovered about the air quality at the park.   “We spoke and he’ll be more than delighted to host you guys. He said to me that he wouldn’t mind if we monitor the the level of […]

An Activist Architect Advocating for Healthy Public Spaces

https://cityzens.urbanbetter.science/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/1a2e062a-21e5-4dcf-9460-4d9bc905bcc7-1.mp4 On the 25th of September 2022, Lagos held its first ever Car-Free day. To commemorate this event, Cityzens4CleanAir Run Leaders organised and led a run through the streets of Lagos, using the opportunity to advocate for clean air and healthy public spaces.   We asked #UrbanBetter Disruptor, Olasumbo Olaniyi, one of the Run Leaders, to share her motivation […]