Collaboration is in the air

A tale of two Code for-s: Code for Germany and Code for Africa working together to empower their communities

Lorin Camargo
Jul 31, 2018 · 11 min read

Pollution & the air we breathe

Pollution is a problem that affects communities across the globe. Making sure we have good air quality, no matter where we live, helps to improve the health and well-being of every person on the planet.

What’s on in Germany

Visual map of data collected by air quality sensors by OK Lab Stuttgart
Air quality data available by the South Australian government
Air quality sensor complete with weather protection made by OK Lab Stuttgart
  • Ensure the sensor is easy to assemble, so that anyone who orders one can put it together and start gathering data in a location of their choice (e.g. outside of a house, attached to an office building, within public space).
Photo courtesy of Hamburger Morgenpost
Community members in Stuttgart learning how to assemble and use air quality sensors

Code for Germany + Code for Africa

Code for All Slack channel aka where the communication happens
Photo courtesy of Code for Africa
Air quality map created by Code for Africa with sensor data, more information can be found at https://sensors.africa/

What’s on in Africa

Students in a citizen science club in South Africa learn about air quality
Group shot of one of the citizen science clubs in Durban, South Africa
Female data journalists from Code for Africa’s WanaData Kenya Chapter gathered for a monthly meet-up. With them is International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) Senior Program Director, Jerri Eddings (in red top).

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Code for All is the largest civic tech network in the world, amplifying the impact of good ideas through a global network of local organisations.