Understanding the sources of outdoor air pollution in Sub-Saharan Africa: lessons from Ghana (webinar)

(New York)

Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa experience high levels of outdoor and indoor air pollution, and yet, there are limited data on the contributions of various sources at national and sub-national level. What has not yet been fully appreciated by policymakers in the region is that the widespread (nearly 80%) reliance of households on solid fuels (for example, wood, charcoal) or other polluting fuels (for example, kerosene) is a major source of outdoor air pollution with health consequences for broader populations.

This webinar, hosted by the Health Effects Institute, will highlight strategies to quantify source contributions to outdoor air pollution related impacts on population health. Panelists will discuss specific methods and techniques used for characterization of air pollution sources, and present information on latest data on emissions sources in Ghana, and Sub-Saharan Africa. The webinar will also cover key skills and resources necessary to identify key air pollution sources.

  • Initiatives on Air Pollution in Ghana
    Mr. Daniel Benefor, Environmental Protection Agency, Ghana
  • Source Apportionment Strategies
    Dr. Mike Hannigan, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
  • Developing Emissions Inventories
    Dr. Eloise Marais, University of Leicester, UK
  • Moderator
    Dr. Pallavi Pant, Health Effects Institute, USA


Pollutants (SLCPs)