Professor Andrew Tatem of the Flowminder Foundation and Director of the WorldPop Project, recently delivered a keynote address at the United Nations Commission on Population and Development. The presentation was part of the session on ‘Strengthening the demographic evidence base for the post-2015 development agenda’.
The keynote was delivered on day 2 of the United Nations 49th Session of the Commission on Population and Development in New York. Andrew Tatem talked about WorldPop and Flowminder’s work in integrating data sources such as mobile phone data, geolocated household surveys and satellite data with traditional censuses to build a strong demographic evidence base. A strong demographic evidence base is essential for effectively measuring progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).