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We are building low-cost open source air quality sensors to support with monitoring of air quality in African cities. The project initially started off with funding from the Open Knowledge Foundation, with support from the Open data Collaboration fund. It seeks to provide a solution on air quality standards in many African Cities, while tapping into other communities of like-minded initiatives. Currently, we are now part of the Sensors.Africa Community initiated by Code for Africa.

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What we do

  • Work with technologists to build low cost air quality sensors in Kampala
  • Deliver data literacy trainings on open data, with emphasis on environmental data
  • Build an open source movements for low-cost air quality sensors
  • Work with Civil Society to create a narrative around the data


PIMAA by the Numbers


Sensors deployed in Kampala

10,000 +

Data Points Collected


Stories on Air Quality


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