Dr. Collions Gameli Hodoli is a Lecturer at the Department of Built Environment at the University of Environment and Sustainable Development (UESD), Somanya, E/R Ghana. He is the Founder and Director of Operations at Clean Air One Atmosphere, a Nonprofit organisation that uses air sensors to revolutionize air quality monitoring and data communication in Ghana and Wider Africa. He is the Founder and Director of Operations at Clean Air One Atmosphere-a nonprofit using air sensors to revolutionize air quality monitoring and data communication in Ghana and Wider Africa. Dr. Hodoli holds a PhD in Environment and Agrifood (Environmental Technology) and an MSc in Health and Environment from Cranfield University, England, UK and BSc in Natural Resource Management, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology KNUST, Ashanti Region, Ghana.
He has secured a number of international collaborations with Global North experts. In particular, he is a member of CAMS-Net (a “network of networks” for air quality), National Science Foundation Funded group led by Prof Daniel M. Westervelt of Columbia University, USA. Through this project, Collins was one of a few network members to receive seed funds for small air quality research projects. His project aims to understand PM2.5 exposure using well-calibrated low-cost sensors in agricultural settings in Ghana. He is involved in another CAMS-Net project involving PM2.5 exposure in schools in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Generally, Collins collaborated with Global North experts on ground-breaking air pollution research and capacity building in West Africa towards air pollution management and control. Collins is an emerging leader in the field of African air pollution exposure.
In addition to his scientific research accomplishments, he is also passionate about environmental activism in his home country, Ghana and is leading the fight for cleaner air for all Ghanaians. His work is featured in globally recognized American Geophysical Union Eos, PurpleAir blog and Climate Break.
1. Applicability of factory calibrated optical particle counters for high-density air quality monitoring networks in Ghana.
2. The need for open data on air quality monitoring in logistically difficult environments.
3. Addressing the air pollution challenge in Africa – a cocktail approach.
4. Source identification with high-temporal resolution data from low-cost sensors using bivariate polar plots in urban areas of Ghana (submitted for publication*).
5. A Network of Field-Calibrated Low-Cost Sensor Measurements of PM2.5 in Lome, Togo, Over One to Two Years (Co-authored)
1. Snapshot AQ Workshop – The Gambia, 2022
2. ASIC, USA – 2022
3. IYPCA, Norway – 2018
Google scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=SxMMILkAAAAJ&hl=en
Contributed to the development of a proposal as part of a consortium that won a grant for air quality management in West Africa (Air Quality Management Community of Practice in West Africa).
Developed a proposal that won a seed funding grant to test the robustness of low-cost sensors for understanding location-specific agricultural practices on local air quality in collaboration with the University of Ghana, OpenAQ, Clarity Movement and AfriqAir. The project will be executed with Gnana Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).