Damazo Kadengye

Damazo Kadengye
Designation: Head of Data, Measurement and Evaluation, APHRC
Damazo Kadengye (PhD) is an Applied Biostatistician and Public Health Research Scientist interested in making effective use of data and data systems to enhance evidence-informed policy-making. He serves as the Head of Data, Measurement and Evaluation at the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), Nairobi, Kenya. Previously, Damazo served as a Senior Lecturer of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), Uganda, and as an Epidemiologist with U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Kampala.

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Applications of nighttime light data in international development research

The increasing availability of remotely-sensed measurements of nighttime light intensity across space and time opens the door to new possibilities to understand how the Earth is changing. These insights can improve decision-making to guide policy, deliver services, and improve governance in near real-time. However, accelerated human modifications of the landscape and human activities are profoundly affecting the processes on the Earth's surface, both locally and globally, creating a variety of challenges for scientists and policymakers in understanding global change and its repercussions.