Introducing Our 2023 OpenAQ Community Ambassadors!

1 min readMay 26, 2023

We are thrilled to announce this year’s OpenAQ Community Ambassadors! Together with OpenAQ, these ambassadors commit to advocating for data transparency and contribute to collective action against air pollution.

Besides receiving training from the OpenAQ team on the current technology and tools for air quality data analysis, such as the OpenAQ Explorer and API, the Community Ambassadors will learn about the fundamentals of air pollution monitoring, atmospheric chemistry, air pollution and health, and open data principles. They will have opportunities to interact with the wide network of air quality researchers and advocates within the OpenAQ community.

As OpenAQ Community Ambassadors, these individuals serve as facilitators of open data and air quality monitoring in their locales. To jumpstart this, they will receive air sensors — many thanks to the generosity and support of our partners Clarity, AirGradient, and ATMO.

This year’s ambassadors are:

Abid Omar (Karachi, Pakistan)
Alexandru Luchiian (Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
Ikromjon Mamadov (Khujand, Tajikistan)
Jihan Fauziah Hamdi (Jakarta, Indonesia)
Luciano, Lamaita (Saladillo, Argentina)
Malkia Abuga, Ph.D. (Nairobi, Kenya)
Nurzhan Chunueva (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan)
Rebeca Monroy-Torres, Ph.D. (Guanajuato, Mexico)
Thanasak Thumbuntu (Bangkok, Thailand)
Theresa Igwe (Calabar, Nigeria)

Read more about each ambassador on the People page of OpenAQ’s website (scroll down).




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