Through partnership and collaboration with the Addis Ababa Environmental Protection Authority (AAEPA), V-SAFE conducted the 2011 Baseline Study to determine the causes of ambient air pollution in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The 2011 Baseline Study found that improperly functioning gasoline-fueled vehicles (due to old age, lack of preventive maintenance, poor repair procedures, lack of competent technicians training institutions, etc.) to be one of the major sources of ambient air pollution in Addis Ababa. V-SAFE presented the findings and recommendations of the 2011 Baseline Study to the following organizations:
Ethiopian Ministry of Environment and Forest (formerly known as Ethiopian Federal Environmental Protection Authority)
Ethiopian Federal Transport Authority
Addis Ababa City Administration Road and Transport Bureau
Addis Ababa Environmental Protection Authority
Addis Ababa University – Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (AAiT)
Strategic Climate Institutions Programme (SCIP)
The Royal British Embassy
The USA Embassy
Forum for the Enviornment
Please read the executive summary of the gasoline-fueled vehicle baseline study at the bottom of this page.
November 2013 to March 2016
Through partnership and collaboration with the AAEPA, V-SAFE implemented each of the following four (4) recommendations of the 2011 Baseline Study with a grant from the SCIP:
2. Capacity Building – instituted training for government and privately employed engineers and automotive technicians on automotive engine diagnostics & repair (AED&R) and automotive emissions control systems (AECS) technologies.
3. Pilot Inspection & Maintenance Program – developed and implemented project design and methodology targeting 25% of the taxicabs/mini-buses and government-owned vehicle fleet to minimize a projected 25% of vehicle-caused emissions in Addis Ababa.
4. Diesel Study - conducted a study on diesel-fueled vehicle emissions to quantify the contribution of diesel emissions to the ambient air pollution in Addis Ababa. Please read the executive summary of the diesel-fueled vehicle baseline study.
As a non-profit organization, we obtain support to serve the public solely from donations provided by interested and engaged partners who wish to advance our organizational mission of reducing vehicle-caused emissions in Ethiopia. Whether donations in the form of cash, test equipment, or personal expertise, if you wish to support and become a part of this grand organizational mission, we encourage you to contact us.
V-SAFE is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Please make checks payable to:
Vehicular-Smogless Air for Ethiopia (V-SAFE)
P.O. Box 293715
Sacramento, CA 95829
+1 (916) 662-0536
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