Tonderai is a scientist who employs research and technology to provide evidence as the foundation for addressing air quality issues in his city.

The research team at University of Zimbabwe has partnered with the Environmental Monitoring Agency in Harare, to develop fully working low-cost real-time PM2.5 sensor comparable to the commercial ones available in the market by 2025 that are more suited to the infrastructure in Zimbabwe.

The significant expenses associated with establishing an air quality monitoring network pose a major challenge in monitoring and thus management of air quality. This project aims to establish a dense network by developing low-cost sensors that is more suited to the infrastructure in Zimbabwe. By creating a dense network, the aim is to empower citizens to take an active role in improving air quality in their respective neighborhoods and communities.

Country Profile (Zimbabwe): Opportunity Score 11.6 (High): Annual average PM2.5 levels are more than 2.5 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.