Rwanda Air Quality and Climate Change Monitoring Project

Project Summary: 

This project will install climate change and air quality monitoring infrastructure, and enable data collection, training and processing of the data to inform decision-making and enforcement activities. The infrastructure will provide data for regulators and be used as a research and capacity building tool in higher learning institutions. Data will be provided to climate modellers to increase climate change consequence modelling in this region.

FONERWA window/s: 
Research & Development and Technology Transfer and Implementation/ Pollution management
Key Project Outputs: 

1. Air quality equipment installed (Air quality management system established)
2. Climate Change Observatory enhanced to understand local emissions relating to climate change
3. Capacity building of local scientific ability to answer air quality and climate change issues in Rwanda
4. Policy development, research, and outreach (Research and Outreach enhanced and policy formulation enabled)

Partner Institution/s: 

Ministry of Natural Resources (MINIRENA), Ministry of Education (MINEDUC), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Rwanda