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, CIESIN, UNFPA, Flowminder 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.
- High-resolution estimates of social distancing feasibility, mapped for urban areas in sub-Saharan Africa
- Conditional probability and ratio-based approaches for mapping the coverage of multi-dose vaccines
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Sierra Leone