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).

Start Date: 10 December 2020 End Date: 11 December 2020

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.