COVID19 has arrived with consequences that are grave and unsettling. We are seeing daily reports showing outbreak and fatality curves on a worldwide and country/city basis. Big Data lies at the heart of efforts to comprehend and forecast the impact that Coronavirus will have on all of us.
How can countries in Africa leverage big data to better understand, predict and create data driven responses. How Big Data is being employed to forecast and understand the reach and impact of Coronavirus? How can governments in Africa collaborate to draw insights from the data that is already in their hands to structure smart interventions to cushion both individuals and businesses from the impact of the pandemic.