Tim O'Riordan

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Conflict Exposure Calculator: a new tool to measure the impact of conflict

New research by WorldPop and ACLED, the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project, indicates that more than 1 billion people – 14% of the world population – were living within five kilometres of conflict or civil protest in 2023. This important finding has been uncovered by a new conflict exposure metric that combines WorldPop’s […]

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Senior Enterprise Fellow Dr Natalia Tejedor-Garavito addressing DANE's “Statistical Mind: 70 making us all count" meeting in Bogotá, Colombia

WorldPop at “Statistical Mind: 70 making us all count” in Bogotá, Colombia

The head of our Geospatial Data and Analysis team, Dr Natalia Tejedor-Garavito was a guest speaker and panellist at the “Statistical Mind: 70 making us all count” meeting in Bogotá, Colombia in December. The event was organised by the National Administrative Department of Statistics of Colombia (DANE) as part of their 70th anniversary celebrations and

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Climate-smart soils: testing soil health in Western Kenya

New open-source dataset and interactive web portal unlocks hidden potential for health and climate research

A team led by Principal Enterprise Fellow Dr Natalia-Tejedor-Garavito has recently completed a ground-breaking initiative aimed at improving our understanding of the impact of climate on human health. Through this Wellcome Trust-funded project the team developed an open-source geospatial dataset and interactive web portal that demonstrates the potential for combining health monitoring data with climate

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Dr Wuttisorn presents a gifts to Dr Garavito

Training and technical support for Thai census

Earlier this month the Thailand National Statistical Office (TNSO) concluded the second phase of innovative WorldPop training in spatial population modelling. Organised by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Thailand to help improve the efficiency and accuracy of census processes in the country more than 25 participants from the TSNO, academia, and the UNFPA joined

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Data for Decision-Making panel, MEED Conference for Regional Development (Kurdsat News)

Data and regional development in Iraqi Kurdistan

Senior Research Fellow Dr Sarchil Qader recently participated in the Data for Decision-Making panel discussion at the 1st MEED Conference for Regional Development in Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Regional development in Iraq is compromised because the country has not conducted a census in several decades. During the debate Dr Qader explained how new satellite

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Punta del Este, Uruguay

Festival de Datos: the Data for Development Festival

Our Deputy Director for Enterprise and Engagement, Ian Coady recently travelled to Punta del Este, Uruguay to join the Festival de Datos, a celebration of the use of data in international development, organised by Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data. The 3-day festival included debates on AI for Development, inclusive data processes, innovations for public

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Dr Sarchil Qader assisting training workshop participants in Benin

Strengthening skills in South Africa, Zambia and Benin

Three members of our team have recently returned from a very productive few weeks where they were engaged in running workshops in South Africa, Zambia and Benin. Facilitators and participants at DHIS2 workshop in Cape Town South Africa. Photo credit: DHIS2, 2023. Senior Enterprise Fellow Heather Chamberlain joined a 10 strong DHIS2 training facilitation team

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Screenshot from Andy Tatem's Geopalooza 3.o presentation

“We don’t want population data just sitting on a shelf”: Professor Andy Tatem at Geopalooza 3.0

At last month’s Geopalooza 3.0 virtual symposium our Director, Professor Andy Tatem, spoke about our population modelling work with agencies in low- and middle-income countries. In his talk entitled, Where is everyone? Mixing and matching modelling methods for mapping populations, he called for greater emphasis on co-development with stakeholders to ensure that health, development, and

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Photo of Dr Chris Nnanatu running a Geospatial Statistical Modelling in R workshop at Nnamdi Azikiwe University. Awka, Nigeria, 17 February 2023.

Health and population data R workshop in southern Nigeria

Senior Research Fellow Dr Chris Nnanatu has recently returned Awka, Nigeria where he worked with the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis at Nnamdi Azikiwe University (LISA-NAU) technical group to run a Geospatial Statistical Models in R with Applications in Health and Population Studies workshop. More than 100 participants including lecturers, researchers, and students from the

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