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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 14, 2020
Using geospatial data to understand access to education in Nigeria

To support Nigeria’s Universal Basic Educational Commission (UBEC) in improving access to education, GRID3 Nigeria used geospatial data to analyse the location of current schools to Nigeria’s school-age population and recommend new school locations.

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.

February 14, 2020
Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health uses geospatial data to inform National Surgical, Obstetrics, …

In 2015, the World Health Assembly passed resolution 68:15, mandating countries to include emergency and essential surgical, obstetrics, and anesthesia care as an integral component of Universal Health Coverage. As a result, the Federal Ministry of Health of Nigeria (FMoH) set out to develop the Nigerian National Surgical, Obstetrics, Anesthesia and Nursing Plan (NSOANP) with the goal of helping millions of people in the country. To inform the NSOANP, GRID3 mapped health facilities in Nigeria as well as visualised the surgical workforce in relation to population at the subnational level.

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.