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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 20, 2020
GRID3 Nigeria National Steering and Technical Committees agree on project goals during first joint …

The first joint meeting of the GRID3 Nigeria National Steering and Technical Committees took place on Monday, February 10th, at the Federal Ministry of Finance headquarters in Abuja. The meeting was convened by the Chair of the Steering Committee, Mrs. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, who is the Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning.

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 11, 2020
How geospatial data can help solve Nigeria’s educational challenges

The Nigerian Universal Basic Educational Commission (UBEC) and GRID3 Nigeria are working together to apply new geospatial data to achieve the desired impact of education for all Nigerians and reduce the rate of out-of-school children in the country.

February 7, 2020
Nigeria Governors’ Forum invites GRID3 to encourage subnational implementation of geospatial data …

GRID3 Nigeria was invited to the Nigeria Governors Forum in December 2019 to garner support from state governments on using spatial data solutions to inform planning and implementation of development and policy interventions across the states.

January 9, 2020
Nigeria’s national statistical and population agencies become first to be trained on gridded …

Between November and December 2019, Nigeria’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and National Population Commission (NPopC) became the first national statistical and population agencies to be trained on the gridded population survey sampling methodology for household survey design and implementation.

December 20, 2019
Supporting Artificial Intelligence with geospatial data in Nigeria: GRID3 joins Data Science …

From 18 to 23 November 2019, GRID3 Nigeria joined Data Science Nigeria’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Bootcamp in Lagos to train the next generation of AI experts on geospatial analytics.

December 5, 2019
Nigeria’s Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo inaugurates GRID3 Nigeria National Steering and Technical …

The committees support Nigerian efforts to use geospatial data in the country’s continued pursuit of achieving sustainable development for everyone.

November 21, 2019
The promise of Cairo: population data has a crucial role to play

GRID3 experts joined figures at Nairobi Summit which centered on garnering commitments and creating the momentum necessary to fulfill the promises of Cairo.