Online Pan-Africa Network Dialogue

Air quality in post-pandemic times: Agenda for a new normal 

Date: November 30, 2020 

Time: 5-7 PM India time / 2.30-4.30 PM East Africa time / 11.30 AM-1.30 PM and 12.30-2.30 PM West Africa time 

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), the New Delhi (India)-based think tank, is organising an online Pan-Africa network meeting on Air quality: Agenda for a new normal. 

This is part of our initiative to carry forward our network conversation on solutions to air pollution that are of common interest to the nations of Africa. This aims to foster cross learning and South-South experience sharing. This interaction with African regulators will help to understand the implications of the pandemic disruption and economic slow down for multi-sector strategies for air quality improvement and related issues. 

Already, East and West Africa are on their way to adopting new policies and strategies for air quality management, fuel quality improvement, restraining old vehicle import, improving public transport, walking and cycling among others. This interaction will further build on this to inform the green recovery process. 


From Centre for Science and Environment, India

  • Anumita Roychowdhury, Executive Director, Research and Advocacy
  • Priyanka Chandola, Programme Manager, Clean Air Programme
  • Shambhavi Shukla, Programme Officer, Clean Air Programme 

From Ethiopia

  • Girma Gemchu, Acting Director General, Compliance Monitoring and Control Directorate, Environment, Forest and Climate Change Commission
  • Endale Yimer, Team Leader Tariff Classification, Ethiopian Customs Commission
  • Yizengaw Yitayih, Team leader, Ministry of Transport, Government of Ethiopia
  • Tesfaye Atalay, Senior Expert, Addis Ababa Transport Bureau
  • Seyoum Feseha, Head, Quality and Laboratory Services, Ethiopian Petroleum Supply Enterprise 

From Nigeria

  • Idi Mohamed Maleh, Deputy Director, Federal Ministry of Environment, Government of Nigeria
  • A E Ehigie, Director, Road Transport and Mass Transit Administration, Federal Ministry of Transportation, Government of Nigeria
  • Ibrahim Abdulkadir, Assistant Director, Road Transport and Mass Transit Administration, Federal Ministry of Transportation, Government of Nigeria
  • Wadata Bodinga, Director, Directorate of Road Traffic Services (will be accompanied by other DRTS officers)
  • Osawe E P, Corps Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps 

From Zambia

  • Chrispin Simwanza. Principal Inspector and Head – Air, Zambia Environmental Management Agency 

From Uganda

  • Immaculate Nyamaizi, Vehicle Inspector, Ministry of Works and Transport, Government of Uganda 

From Zimbabwe

  • Givemore Handizvihwe, Expert, Air Quality Unit, Environmental Management Agency 

From Ivory Coast

  • Diakaridia Dembele, Engineer, Ministry of Transport, Government of Ivory Coast