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Geo-Referenced Infrastructure and Demographic Data for Development (GRID3) Education Baseline

Lead PI: Radhika Iyengar

Unit Affiliation: Center for Sustainable Development (CSD)

Unknown start date - Ongoing
Active
Africa ; Nigeria
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: CSD’s Education Team is working with Columbia’s Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) on a project called Geo-referenced Infrastructure and Demographic Data for Development (GRID3). The project is facilitating the collection, analysis, integration, dissemination, and utilization of high-resolution population, infrastructure, and other reference data to support national development priorities, humanitarian efforts, health, and sustainable development goals.

The project aims to increase developing countries’ capabilities for mapping population distribution. These maps will help ensure that everyone is counted, especially the most vulnerable; will help refine development priorities; and will extend and improve the scope and efficacy of development efforts. The project is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID). CSD has been applying the GRID3 geo-referenced maps to align with the Nigerian Education Policy, aiding decision making in that country.

SPONSOR:

Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)

ORIGINATING SPONSOR:

Gates Foundation, DfID

RESEARCH TEAM:

Tara Stafford Ocansey, Haein Shin

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY COLLABORATORS:

Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)

WEBSITE:

https://www.earth.columbia.edu/projects/view/882

KEYWORDS

geospatial data data data-driven decision making education

THEMES

Sustainable living