Capstone course contributes to the Kampala Clean Air Action Plan and the National Environment (Air Quality and Standards) Regulations in Uganda

A Nelson Institute student-led project investigating air quality in the capital city of Kampala, Uganda is receiving high-level national attention and is contributing to the first Kampala Clean Air Action Plan and the National Environment Air Quality Standards and Regulations.

This project is the result of the Nelson Institute spring 2021 capstone course, Air Quality and Equity in an African City. In line with the Wisconsin Idea, a guiding principle that suggests education should influence people’s lives beyond the boundaries of the classroom, students in the capstone course partnered with leaders in the capital city of Uganda, Kampala, to move air quality policy forward. Throughout the course, students analyzed common sources of urban air pollution, examined the health and ecological impacts of these pollutants, and considered how these pollutants impact the most vulnerable communities in Kampala.

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