Oluyemi Toyinbo selected as the developing country liaison of ISIAQ
Oluyemi Toyinbo, PhD, has been selected as the developing country liaison of ISIAQ (International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate). He has conducted research on indoor environmental quality Europe (incl. Finland and the United Kingdom), the United States, and Nigeria. Currently, he is involved in designing intervention studies in Tanzanian schools, and working on school studies at the University of Oulu.
Many indoor environmental issues are impacting planetary health and therefore it is important that researchers and organizations in the field cooperate internationally. ISIAQ's efforts to expand its operations to Africa and collaborate with the African Society for Air Quality (ASAQ) aim to enable organizations to share information and resources and recommend effective strategies to optimize indoor environments in African countries. It is also important to work with African policymakers and stakeholders to ensure that research-based recommendations are effectively implemented. This requires continued efforts by researchers, policymakers and societies to raise awareness and promote activities. Oluyemi's previous research experience and knowledge from different countries is a major advantage in these efforts in Africa.