Webinar on Using Mobile Phone Data for Official Statistics on Displacement and Disaster Statistics

Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 11:00 a.m. Chilean time (UTC-4)

This webinar is organized by the United Nations Regional Hub for Big Data in Brazil, with the collaboration of the INE of Chile and the Statistics Division of ECLAC. It is part of a cycle of videoconferences that aims to highlight the potential of using mobile phone data for the production of official statistics, and address the challenges for its implementation.

On this occasion, the specific case of population statistics in the context of natural or human-made disasters, such as floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, communicable diseases, pandemics, and also situations of generalized violence, such as armed conflicts, will be addressed. It will include the participation of Ms. Ayumi Arai, from the University of Tokyo, Japan, Mr. Federico Segui, from the INE of Uruguay, and Ms. Siiri Silm, from the University of Tartu, Estonia.


To watch the recording, click here.


11:00-11:05 Opening

Andrea Diniz, United Nations Regional Hub for Big Data in Brazil

11:05-11:20 Introducing Methodological Guide: Displacement and disaster statistics using mobile phone data

Ayumi Arai, University of Tokyo, Japan

11:20-11:35 Mobile phone data for displacement and disaster statistics

Federico Segui, INE de Uruguay

11:35-11:50 The experience of studying spatio-temporal patterns of Ukrainian refugees in Estonia based on mobile phone data

Siiri Silm, University of Tartu, Estonia

11:50-12:00 Questions & Answers

VIrtual talks
Environment statistics
Multi-domain statistics and indicators
Methodology of data collection, processing, dissemination and analysis