ASAP-East Africa

Meet the Team

Meet the Team

ASAP brings together leading UK and East African researchers in air pollution, urban planning, economic geography, public health, social sciences and development studies to provide a framework for improved air quality management in East African cities. Central to the project’s aims are strengthening research capabilities and technological expertise in East Africa, with local stakeholders and experts involved in the conception, implementation, and uptake of the programme and its outcomes.

Want to collaborate?

The ASAP-East Africa is keen to collaborate with organisations and individuals with an interest in air pollution. If you are interested in exploring opportunities to engage with ASAP-East Africa research or to partner on similar research feel free to contact the ASAP-East Africa team:

Click on the profiles below to learn more about the team:

Hakeem Bakare (University of Birmingham)


Hakeem is an Environmental Human Geographer with interest in Environment-Development and Governance crossroads. He has been involved in research, teaching and administration over last ten years. Hakeem is assisting Prof. John Bryson and Dr. Lauren Andres on WP1 and 3 of the project. His recently concluded PhD explored the historical antecedents of development and environmental planning in Nigeria. This involved researching how the past lessons affected changes in the roles and relations of state and non-state actors for a place-based industry like the Nigerian cement industry since the introduction of neoliberal policies to the sector 17 years ago.

Rhiannon Blake