Nigeria

March 18, 2021
Nigeria’s young data science talents seize new geospatial data opportunities

Data Science Nigeria (DSN) and GRID3 Nigeria share a common goal: increasing the number of geospatial data experts across the country to support Nigeria’s national development agenda. For the second year in a row, GRID3 was invited to attend DSN’s 2020 Artificial Intelligence (AI) Bootcamp for a series of workshops focused on geospatial data analysis, tools and applications.

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.

November 9, 2020
Tackling COVID-19 in Nigeria: using population data to model virus spread post-lockdown

The Government of Nigeria collaborated with researchers from the United Kingdom’s University College London (UCL) to study, using GRID3 Nigeria’s gridded population estimates, the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 — the virus causing the COVID-19 disease — across Nigeria.

October 20, 2020
The Government of Nigeria takes over operation of GRID3 Nigeria data and portal

To ensure long term integration and sustainability of geospatial analytics in the country, the Government of Nigeria, under its National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), is taking over the management, hosting, and maintenance of GRID3 Nigeria data and portal. 

September 18, 2020
[GRID3 Nigeria Data Challenge] From AI to GIS: Nathaniel O. Solomon’s approach to supporting …

Nathaniel O. Solomon is a Nigerian artificial intelligence (AI) enthusiast and one of the two winners of the 2019 GRID3 Data Challenge from the Data Science Nigeria AI Bootcamp. This article features his journey and work to support Nigerian start-ups through a target location analyser.

September 18, 2020
[GRID3 Nigeria Data Challenge] From AI to GIS: ‘Yosola Adekanmbi Oluwaseun’s concept for reducing …

‘Yosola Adekanmbi Oluwaseun is a Nigerian artificial intelligence (AI) enthusiast and one of the two winners of the 2019 GRID3 Data Challenge from the Data Science Nigeria AI Bootcamp. Read about ‘Yosola’s journey and GIS concept note to reduce the impact of solid waste management for communities in Nigeria.

September 18, 2020
[GRID3 Nigeria Data Challenge] From AI to GIS: ‘Yosola and Nathaniel’s journeys to geospatial …

‘Yosola Adekanmbi Oluwaseun and Nathaniel O. Solomon are two Nigerian artificial intelligence (AI) enthusiasts and the two winners of the 2019 GRID3 Data Challenge from the Data Science Nigeria AI Bootcamp. Discover their journey from AI to Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

September 15, 2020
Naming all settlements in Nigeria: GRID3 and Premise test data collection approaches in Bauchi …

GRID3 Nigeria is collaborating with Premise Data to collect and validate names for newly identified settlements.

July 31, 2020
Outside the box: how Nigeria won the fight against polio

Nigeria celebrates being wild polio free following an official declaration by the African Regional Certification Commission (ARCC), an independent advisory body of the World Health Organisation, for the eradication of poliomyelitis (WPV). This step marks a landmark victory for a country that had been battling the virus for decades.

July 1, 2020
GRID3 interactive data visualisation: mapping a path for COVID-19 response

The new GRID3 interactive data visualisation hubs provide a vital, centralised source of high quality geospatial data. They enhance coordination on data production, and encourage closer coordination among the various government bodies that are working on COVID-19 prevention and response.