Dr. Egide Kalisa

Egide Kalisa

Post Doctoral Fellow Geography, Geomatics and Environment
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Dr. Kalisa obtained a PhD in Health and Environmental Science at the Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand and MSc Air Pollution Management and Control obtained from the University of Birmingham in the UK. He studied exposure to air pollution, understanding how much pollution people breathe, and how to reduce those exposures. His specific areas of focus are Air pollution impacts of urban form, Indoor Air pollution, and health impacts, Environmental noise pollution, Bioaerosol, and air quality and heatwaves. He has a very strong analytical chemistry background with the ability to quantify difficult non-traditional pollutants, such as PAHs and NPAHs, which are not commonly measured by government monitoring programs because of the specialized techniques that are required. He has considerable experience working with multidisciplinary and international research teams, and his commitment to a scientific career has driven him to lead the nascent field of air quality research in sub-Saharan Africa. His current projects are Children exposure to ambient air pollution at school in Rwanda and in Canada, Interdependence of Indoor and outdoor air pollution in Rwanda households.


  • Kalisa Egide, Sudmant, A , Ruberambuga , & Bower, J. (2021). From car-free days to pollution-free cities Reflections on clean urban transport in Rwanda. IGC Policy Brief, 20020. https://www.theigc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Kalisa-et-al-June-2021-Policy-Brief.pdf
  • R Subramanian, Abdou Safari Kagabo, Valérien Baharane, Sandrine Guhirwa, Claver Sindayigaya, Carl Malings, Nathan J Williams, Haofan Li, Peter Adams, Egide Kalisa, Allen L Robinson, H. Langley DeWitt, Jimmy Gasore and Paulina Jaramillo. Spatial and temporal variability, source contributions, and the impact of car-free Sundays. Clean Air J. vol.30 n.2. http://www.scielo.org.za/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S2410-972X2020000200001
  • Sudmant, A., Kalisa, E., & Bower, J. (2020). The impact of scaling up electric motorbikes in Rwanda. IGC Policy Brief, 20020. https://www.theigc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Sudmant-et-al-2020-policy-brief.pdf
  • Egide Kalisa, Edward Nagato, Elias Bizuru, Kevin Lee, Ning Tang, Stephen Pointing; Kazuichi Hayakawa; Stephen Archer, Donnabella Lacap-Bugler. Pollution characteristics and risk assessment of ambient PM2.5-bound PAHs and NPAHs in typical Japanese and New Zealand cities and rural sites. Atmospheric Pollution Research. 2019; 10 (5): 1396-1403; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apr.2019.03.009.
  • Egide Kalisa, Stephen Archer, Edward Nagato, Elias Bizuru, Kevin Lee, Ning Tang, Stephen Pointing, Kazuichi Hayakawa, Donnabella Lacap-Bugler. Chemical and Biological Components of Urban Aerosols in Africa: Current Status and Knowledge Gaps. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2019; 16(6): https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16060941
  • Egide Kalisa, Edward Nagato, Elias Bizuru, Kevin Lee, Ning Tang, Stephen Pointing, Kazuichi Hayakawa, Stephen Archer, Donnabella Lacap-Bugler. Characterization and Risk Assessment of Atmospheric PM2.5 and PM10 Particulate-Bound PAHs and NPAHs in Rwanda, Central-East Africa. Environmental Science and Technology. 2018; 52(21):12179-12187. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.est.8b03219.
  • Egide Kalisa, Sulaiman Fadlallah, Mabano Amani, Lamek Nahayo, Gabriel Habiyaremye.Temperature and air pollution relationship during heatwaves in Birmingham, UK. Sustainable Cities and Society. 2018; 43, 111–120. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2018.08.033.