Naimul Kazi is a researcher at the University of Dhaka who has previously deployed indoor and outdoor PM2.5 sensing networks at Rohingya refugee camps. He now aims to establish a continuous air quality monitoring network in schools and hospitals across Dhaka city. The data from this network can be used for the development and implementation of currently lacking air quality policies and guidelines. 

“Establishing and maintaining a real-time air quality network is vital in the management of air pollution but it’s also cost-intensive. A consistent flow of financial support for air quality monitoring is therefore essential to provide the necessary scientific evidence needed to develop effective policies.” – Naimul Kazi 

Country Profile (Bangladesh): Opportunity Score 8.4 (Medium-High): Annual average PM2.5 levels are more than 14.5 times the WHO guideline. There is no public PM2.5 data produced by the government, but there is a national ambient air quality standard for PM2.5.