Nairobi, 5th February 2024
In a bid to ensure clean air in the city, Nairobi City County is focusing on partnering with Clean Air Fund in the efforts to fulfil its mandate of implementing air quality monitoring programmes.
Speaking this morning when he hosted Mr. Mike Saxton and Mr. Victor Indasi from Clean Air Fund, County Executive for Green Nairobi Mr. Ibrahim Auma noted that Nairobi County is committed to ensuring the city enjoys clean and safe air despite the challenge of limited resources.
Mr. Auma highlighted areas that calls for collaborations with Clean Air Fund such as Training and equipping of technical Air Quality monitoring staff, hosting of air quality data in County portal, drafting of Air Quality regulations and purchase of adequate air monitoring equipment among others.
Chief Officer for Environment Mr. Hibrahim Otieno appreciated Clean Air Fund team for considering to work with Nairobi City County in its quest to improve air quality monitoring and data collection.
Mr. Mike Saxton mentioned that the project is focusing on partnering with the city government to improve clean air through collection of data, knowledge sharing between cities and Community engagement to make them understand air quality issues.
County Director, Environment Mr. John Paul Malawi, said that Clean Air Fund project comes at the right time when the county is moving from action planning to the implementation of the programmes.
Also in the meeting were Deputy Director for Climate Change and Air Quality Monitoring Mr. Morris Kavai and Assistant Director for Climate Change and Air Quality Monitoring Ms. Grace Ojiayo.