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Virtual Debate: How Can We Leverage Population Data In A Time Of Crisis?

With 10 years left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, it is essential to understand where people are located, what conditions they are facing, what infrastructure is available and what basic services they can access. New approaches to population data could hold the key to meeting these vital global targets. Gridded population maps distribute data using grid cells, combining census results with additional information, such as geospatial data from satellites. While gridded population data is a powerful tool for sustainable development, many policymakers and researchers are still unaware of its potential uses.

In this special virtual debate, SDSN TReNDS is teaming up with SciDev.Net to convene an expert panel to help demystify gridded population data and debate how population data can help tackle global crises.

Recording of this event is available here.