“THE HAZE GAZER” PROJECT
Hazegazer II builds up on the first phase implemented between October and December 2020. Under the initial phase of the project, UNDP, UNICEF, and People in Need (PIN) launched a platform www.hazegazer.mn to generate data from the citizenry on the air quality at specific locations in Ulaanbaatar City, highlighting the challenges people face surrounding air pollution. Hazegazer II will refine the existing platform adding a feature mapping water and soil environmental pollution in Ulaanbaatar.
People in Need has been implementing the second phase of the project between February and November 2022 in collaboration with the respective professors from the Mongolian University of Science and Technology, Mongolian University of Life Sciences, and National University of Mongolia. The project will be further implemented with support from Fresh Water Resources and Nature Conservation Center. In collaboration with partners, PIN has been collecting water and soil samples across Ulaanbaatar to inform the citizens on environmental hazards in their community.
The fight against air pollution across Asia, including Mongolia, is one of the most pressing challenges in a generation. The impacts air pollution has on our daily lives extends to more than just health — they are social, economic, and gendered. The initiative was introduced by the UNDP and UNICEF Mongolia on International Human Rights Day 2020.
The platform is being developed by People in Need INGO and it is a public project, crowdsourcing the knowledge and data from the public. Therefore, the platform can only succeed with the strong civic engagement to generate the data but also to learn together and build solutions for a better, cleaner, healthier future.
ACTION FOR CLEAN AIR IS A SHARED RESPONSIBILITY!
UNDP is the leading United Nations organization fighting to end the injustice of poverty, inequality, and climate change. Working with our broad network of experts and partners in 170 countries, we help nations to build integrated, lasting solutions for people and planet. For more information about UNDP Mongolia and its work on governance, SDGs and environment, visit: www.undp.mn
UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere. For more information about UNICEF Mongolia and its work for children, visit: www.unicef.mn
About People in Need (PIN): INGO based in the Czech Republic, launched programming in Mongolia in 2009, when it provided emergency assistance to herders affected by severe winter conditions (dzud). With the goals of saving lives and protecting dignity, empowering people and supporting sustainable living, PIN established its permanent presence in Mongolia in 2011. For more information about PIN visit: http://www.peopleinneed.cz/ , and its work in Mongolia, visit to FB page: @PINinMongolia
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