The GRID3 project aimed to collect accurate, complete, and geospatially referenced data relevant to a variety of sectors across Nigeria (25 states and the FCT). Datasets collected include: settlements, health facilities, schools, markets, roads, water points, farms etc.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
The project builds on similar support to eleven northern States, which aimed to support the polio micro-planning work, and to serve as a base layer for GIS tracking of vaccination teams. The objectives of the mapping have been expanded in recognition of the fact that similar GIS mapping and data collection processes could be applied throughout the rest of the country and could derive benefits beyond vaccination planning.
The project is part of a bigger global initiative extending these benefits across multiple countries. The Global GRID partnership is made up of DfID, BMGF, University of Columbia, UNFPA and Flowminder.
Expected outcomes from the project include:
Increased access to data for use by State Government decision makers in Nigeria through the continuous availability of a robust and up to date GRID3 geodatabase.
Increased capacity of data managers to make data available and integrated into planning processes for decision makers in GRID3 states.
Increased coordination of key federal government agencies in the management of data in Nigeria.
The long term goal and anticipated impact of the project is for the Nigerian people, particularly the poor and vulnerable, to benefit from better evidence-based resource distribution and data driven policy-making by decision makers.
Increase public primary healthcare facilities that meet national or international standards for maternal and child health
Improve supply chains for vital health commodities
Improve eHA’s ability to respond to public health emergencies
Engagement of State Ministries, Departments and Agencies to gain their buy-in to the project and access support (financial and non-financial- data collection personnel, training venues etc)
Training and selection of State nominated data collectors in each state on data collection- use of ODK/GeoODK
Planning and supervision of data collection activities in 25 states, plus FCT.
Validation/processing of primary and secondary data and updating of geodatabase with new/updated data
Creation of ward boundaries for each state
Development of a GRID3 portal to store the data openly and to be handed over to the States
Capacity building for state data managers responsible for the portal
Support to Global Team assembling National Steering Committee for GRID3
Support to Kaduna State Bureau of Statistics to demonstrate how data can be used for decision making- first GRID3 use case
The 37 Nigerian State Governments, with particular focus on the 25 states, plus FCT which were the focus of this project -- primary stakeholders vary by state (SPHCDA, MoH, Bureau of Statistics, GIS Agencies)-- decision makers and data managers .
Key Stakeholder at the National Level include:
National Population Commission
National Bureau of Statistics
Ministry of Health & NPHCDA
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Ministry of Education & UBEC
Ministry of Budget and Planning
National Boundary commission
Ministry of Water Resources
Private Sector Organizations - TBD
Development Partners (especially DFID, BMGF- Project donors)
POI categories collected
Total No. of POIs collected across the country
Total No. of POIs in GRID3 portal