3rd Annual Geo4Dev Symposium & Workshop
On December 10-11, CEGA’s Geospatial Analysis for Development (Geo4Dev) Initiative hosted an online symposium to highlight cutting-edge tools, datasets, and applications of geospatial data for global development research, followed by a hands-on workshop for those interested in building or honing their skills in this space. The convening formally launched the new Geo4Dev website–an open-access hub for geospatial data, research, and tools–as well as the newest Nighttime Lights Dataset, developed for public use by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Highlights of the event
Date: 10 December
Time: 10:00am PST
Presentation on the ‘State of play for big data (including nighttime light) in impact evaluation by Douglas Glandon, senior evaluations specialist, 3ie.
Date: 11 December
Time: 09:00am - 02:45pm PST
Workshop led by 3ie on Nighttime Lights and on how to reduce costs using open source tools like Python and Google Earth Engine. Through a series of hands-on modules, experts will train researchers and policymakers–especially those based in low- and middle-income countries–in the application of Nighttime Lights data to important policy questions.