COVID-19: GRID3 Microplanning Support Country Expansion
Project lead: Attila Lazar
Funding: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)/Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)
Start: Jan 2022
Completion: Dec 2022
COVAX is a Gavi Vaccine Alliance initiative aimed at providing equal access to Covid-19 diagnostics, treatments and vaccines. To aid government and non-government organisation (NGO) planning at a local level we and our partners are supporting effective adoption and use of GRID3 spatial data innovations in COVAX strategies to meet COVID-19 vaccination targets.
Our contribution involved:
- generating high resolution population estimates and various age/sex disaggregations,
- providing direct technical assistance to governments,
- working with active COVAX organizations (WHO, UNICEF, Gavi, etc.) to help them incorporate GRID3 innovations into their communications and assistance to governments, and
- sharing knowledge and expertise with the global COVAX community and countries across sub-Saharan Africa.