Dr. Dan Westervelt, co-PI of the Clean Air Toolbox for Cities initiative, is in Accra, Ghana this week and next. This week he has held a number of capacity-building workshops on air quality modeling and forecasting for the Ghana EPA and the local media. He will also be visiting Lomé, Togo and Cotonou, Benin on this trip to install low-cost air pollution sensors with local collaborators including Prof. Sabi Kokou of Université de Lomé.
Dr. Westervelt, who is a U.S. Department of State Air Quality Fellow, is working on data analysis for the Jamestown Open Burning Project. The project is an intervention Ghana EPA has led in an area with heavy fishing and meat industry, where open wood fires are used for smoking.
Dan's work has received press coverage in Ghana, including:
Jamestown Under Research for Air Pollution (Ghana News Agency)
Media Schooled on Air Quality in Africa (Modern Ghana)