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). GRID3 (Geo-Referenced Infrastructure and Demographic Data for Development) works with countries to generate, validate, and use geospatial data on population, settlements, infrastructure, and boundaries. GRID3 combines the expertise of partners in government, United Nations, academia, and the private sector to design adaptable and relevant geospatial solutions based on the capacity and development needs of each country.

The project is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). CSD has been applying GRID3 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:

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, United Kingdom's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

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

data data-driven decision making education geospatial data

THEMES

Sustainable living