GRID3 - Covid-19 support scale up

Project lead: Attila Lazar

Team: Heather Chamberlain, Tom Abbott, Chris Lloyd, Maksym Bondarenko, Edith Darin, Assane Gadiaga, Tim O’Riordan, Alexandra Frosch

Funding: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation/Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)

Start: Jul 2020
Completion: Dec 2022

The global Covid-19 emergency requires us to urgently respond to requests and aid governments and other agencies in coordination with the other GRID3 partners. Depending on specific country requests this short-term project enables us to target resources on undertaking geospatial analysis and modelling support.

Together with our GRID3 partners, CIESINUNFPAFlowminder Foundation, we worked closely with governments and local stakeholders across Sub-Saharan Africa.

This tailored work focused primarily on demographic data, and included population estimation, mapping demographic and health characteristics, healthcare access and coverage analyses, population mobility analyses, disease transmission model analyses, and advice on spatial data infrastructure, among other activities. This facilitated government Covid-19 monitoring and decision-making and enabled NGOs and international organisations to deliver their campaigns effectively.