Another milestone in the programme of Air Quality in Africa was achieved by the installation of low-cost Sensor at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar Es Salaam.

The deployment of the data collection system has been implemented to support the Athletics Tanzania to meet its world athletics requirement on air quality. The unveiling of the sensor took place as the athletics federation of Tanzania was hosting the Eastern Africa Athletics Association U18/U20 Athletics championships at the same stadium.

From left to right:
Ms. Lucy Njoroge – Uasin Gishu County CECM for Sports, Mr. Barnaba Korir – AK Executive Committee member and Chairman for Youth Development, Athletics Tanzania President – Mr. Silas Isangi, Lt. Gen. (Rtd) Jackson Tuwei – President, Athletics Kenya, Ms. Neema Msita – Executive Secretary, National Sports Council of Tanzania, Mr. Jackson Ndaweka – Ag. Secretary General, Athletics Tanzania, and an official of South Sudan Athletics, Kenyan U18 athlete (Selpha)  at Benjamin Mkapa stadium after the unveiling ceremony of the air Quality sensor at the stadium

Experts from Stockholm Environment Institute led by Ngongang Wandji Danube and the President of Athletics Kenya led by Lt. Gen. (Rtd) Jackson Tuwei exchanged some key information on the relevance for athletes to train in the clean environment.

An emphasis was put on the importance to act upon the air quality to take some concrete actions based on the days of convenient for athletes to train. A great efforts made by the consortium of UNEP, SEI , Athletics Kenya and Athletic Tanzania is to be appreciate for a continuous achievements to push the air quality data deployment in Africa.

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