January 2024 – December 2024

Intended to support the ICRC to precisely map local populations to improve effective planning of humanitarian action, the results of this Humanitarian Action Challenges (HAC) research project were published in Nature in November 2022. Machine learning-based methodologies were used to estimate fine-grained population maps using open-source geodata in developing countries – the outcome of the model was gridded population estimates at a spatial resolution of 100 x 100m for Tanzania and Zambia.

The Implementation and Testing-funding will allow the creation of a hub platform, ensuring easy accessibility of the resources and the gridded data to benefit various ICRC teams and projects.

ICRC focal point: Thao Ton That Whelan

Field evaluation of the Agilis foot