Request for proposals for consultancy services to develop Kampala City clean air action plan (CAAP)

PUBLISHED — 15th, April 2021

Air pollution in Kampala is deteriorating at a high rate causing serious threat to the health of the population across the City. Children, older people and those with pre-existing heart and lung conditions are amongst the most vulnerable to the effects of air pollution, many of whom are exposed daily to poor air quality in Kampala during their daily commute to work and school.

Air pollution is a silent killer and as such many people are not aware of the threat it poses. In 2016 the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated 13,416 deaths in Uganda due to outdoor air pollution.1Studies by Ugandan scientists suggest about 13.8 percent of children between the ages of 8 and 14 living in Kampala have bronchial asthma.

In 2016, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) launched the Kampala Climate Change Action Strategy to support low carbon and climate resilient development of Kampala City. KCCA started the efforts to implement the strategy through the Kampala Climate Change Project and among the five components is, Component 1: Data and Quality management system for air quality, energy and greenhouse gases. Under this, project focus was to develop an air quality management system to enable air quality management for Kampala City.


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