William Apondo is a Research Associate working on urban air quality management, under the Sustainable Urbanization Programme where he is tasked with supporting the implementation of the programme’s air quality management research projects
Prior to joining SEI, he volunteered at the Kenya Meteorological Department in the Global Atmospheric Watch and Pollution Activities section. He has experience in air quality management (instrumentation, urban air pollution measurement and monitoring), citizen science and policy engagements
He was involved in the implementation of the project Taking forward the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) resolution: Pilot to determine air quality drivers for sub-Saharan Africa. He is currently involved in the project Towards healthy communities: Citizen Science for improved air quality in Nairobi and Addis Ababa
He holds a BSC in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and a Master’s degree in Analytical Chemistry from Moi University. He was among the 40 early career scientists at the 2018 iCACGP/IGAC early career short course.