Water and Sanitation in Rural and Urban areas (WASARU), a local NGO was founded by Paulson in March 2023. WASARU is a continuation of projects that Paulson has been implementing since 2010. Presently he is pursuing his joint Doctoral program at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (Morocco) and Columbia University.

The Kinshasa Urban Air Quality Project (KINAir) is a year-long (Jan – Dec 2024) pilot that aims to fill air pollution data gaps in Kinshasa city by establishing a real-time air quality network. In addition this, KinAir seeks to:

  1. Develop online platform that is accessible to the public
  2. Provide actionable information for decision-makers at national and local levels
  3. Increase the participation of students and researchers in air quality management
  4. Foster strong local leadership by empowering communities with data

Country Profile (DRC): Opportunity Score 13.2 (High): Annual average PM2.5 levels are more than 6.5 times the WHO guideline. There is no public PM2.5 data produced by the government, nor is there a national ambient air quality standard for PM2.5.