Open Philanthropy recommended two grants totaling $228,000 to the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) to collaborate with the Council on Energy, Environment, and Water (CEEW) and Professor Joshua Apte of UC Berkeley to install a network of low-cost air quality sensors in South Asia and conduct research and policy outreach on their use. The area that the air quality sensors will monitor has some of the worst air quality in the world. IIT Delhi, CEEW, and Professor Apte intend to use the data they collect from the air quality sensors to inform policies that address air pollution in South Asia.
This falls within Open Philanthropy’s focus area of global health and development. For more about Open Philanthropy’s strategy in this area, read its South Asian air quality cause report.
The grant amount was updated in May 2023