Applications Now Open for Accra & Nairobi OpenAQ Workshops in May
In collaboration with Radiant.Earth and The Godley Family Foundation, OpenAQ will be holding two workshops in May 2018, in Accra, Ghana and Nairobi, Kenya. Much like our previous workshops in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Delhi, India, and Sarajevo, Bosnia, the goals of the event will be (1) to forge meaningful connections among our global air quality community, open data, open-source platform, and workshop participants and (2) to convene a diverse and passionate local group of practitioners and enthusiasts to find new ways to collaboratively tackle local air quality issues.
Specific outputs of the workshop will be shaped by the participants. Previous workshops have resulted in participants: launching a source apportionment field campaign with participation from local air quality agency staff, connecting with other members of our global community to write media articles using open data, and writing a Community Statement that was released to the public and later presented to a nation’s members of parliament. Other individual participants have gone on to use the OpenAQ platform to build open-source tools, make apps, launch public awareness campaigns, do research, and conduct journalism (Visit our Community Page for examples).
Workshop Content and Style
There will be sessions for participants on how to use the OpenAQ platform and how to access resources others in our community around the world are building. The most important part of the workshop will be brainstorming together and finding new ways to use open data and collaborate with one another to fight air inequality in Accra, Nairobi, and the world. The workshop ‘vibe’ will be informal and all about collaboration, impact, and fun.
Who Can Participate?
At each workshop, we are looking for approximately 25 software developers, air pollution + health experts (atmospheric scientists to epidemiologists to medical doctors), journalists, artists, policy-oriented individuals, government air quality folks, students, and open environmental data lovers of all kinds to join us. Most of all, we are looking for people willing to genuinely connect and work with others outside of their sector to build and do impactful work together. That’s where we think the magic happens. We ask all participants to apply via this short application below.
Apply by March 29th for the Accra Workshop here and the Nairobi Workshop here.
We hope to see you in Accra and Nairobi in May!
Application Deadline: March 29
Application Fee: Free
Workshop Dates & Venue: