Democratic Republic of the Congo

December 23, 2020
In-country trainers hold the key to sustained national geospatial capacity

GRID3’s Trainer Support Programme approach facilitates in-country partners’ efforts to educate and train future generations of data experts.

May 7, 2020
New dataset released for one of the most populous provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

GRID3 released a new dataset featuring thousands of new settlement points and place names for the expansive Kongo Central province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

April 17, 2020
African governments utilise GRID3 data in response to COVID-19

As the outbreak of the new coronavirus begins to extend into sub-Saharan Africa, GRID3 is marshalling its data resources and capacities to help partner governments plan rapid, effective responses.

April 17, 2020
Mapping settlement extents to support COVID-19 response efforts

Using building footprint data extracted from Ecopia Landbase Africa powered by Maxar, GRID3 has prioritised mapping extents for several dozen more African countries over the next two months.

March 24, 2020
DRC workshop shows applications for health

GRID3 and the team working on the Mapping for Health project hosted a three-day workshop in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), with health sector stakeholders from the entire Kwilu Province. The aim of the workshop was to make progress toward incorporating geospatial data into immunisation microplanning in DRC.

March 4, 2020
DRC’s Ministry of Health works with GRID3 to fight measles epidemic

GRID3 produced 121 maps of health zones in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to support a six-month rapid-response measles vaccination campaign.

February 19, 2020
GRID3 tests semi-automatic mapping of pre-Enumeration Areas to support census cartography in the …

In December 2019, GRID3 together with in-country partners in DRC, carried out a series of field tests in a range of urban and rural contexts to assess the suitability of a semi-automated approach to create pre-Enumeration Area boundaries.

February 14, 2020
Geospatial data informs routine vaccination strategies in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

In an effort to understand the true extent of vaccine-preventable deaths, the GRID3 Mapping for Health team in close coordination with DRC’s Ministry of Health, utilised a participatory mapping approach to map settlements, health facilities and delineate health area boundaries. This information is crucial to developing vaccination strategies and assembling the appropriate resources required for targeted interventions.