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It would be interesting to think about an equity-driven placement of sensors to be able to analyze the exposures of the highest-risk, most vulnerable population.
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Hi Kofi, good to "hear" from you! Hope all well there.
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Q1: on measurements and communication, are there some form of funding for local not-for-profit organizations to scale up projects in this respect?Q2: on measurements, how do we see the utility of LCS to bridge data gaps and even be used to track air pollution mitigation policies in these environments [bearing in mind the data quality].
Hi Micaela, the UHI model process can be a good way to foster engagement throughout sectors. Also, you may not be a health professional but can definitely be a health champion! The experience in Accra has really shown how local knowledge, data and expertise can be put to good use to inform policy decisions
Q1: what information (source apportionment, pollution monitoring etc) was required to do the scenario modelling in Accra? Which of these data are hardest to obtain?
Q2: how long, and how much external finance, was needed to do the work in Accra?
For further guidance on how to incorporate health into urban planning, you may find our most recent publication "Integrating health in urban and territorial planning: a sourcebook" interesting: https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/331678
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Q3: on addressing health outcomes, the locals need to first appreciate information on the relationship between AP exposure and how we as individuals contribute to atmospheric pollution. What measures are in place specifically for communication (from Ghana EPA) and linking that to behavioural changes?
https://twitter.com/cleanaironea/status/1216345244607959048?s=21On data visualisation and communication, Clean Air One Atmosphere is working with other stakeholders.
Complexity of analysis and interpretation might be an important factor as well. Some give in precision may be worthwhile if less training is needed for analysis, interpretation, and effective communication.
important factor in determining approaches to measurement, I mean
What insights/lessons from the UHI about multiplying that type of intervention to other low and middle income cities? how would you go about it? For example - maybe focus on the 4000 cities worldwide that already contribute some data to the WHO urban AP database?
Do we have anyone from the Ghana EPA here? Will be good to hear from the EPA or AMA
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My ask on funding...LOL
Great thanks! will reach out via email then
Agree, Thiago, thanks for such a thoughtful event! Good to hear from you all!