COVID-19 data for the Valle del Cauca department in Colombia

Feb 23, 2021

COVID-19 has had a huge impact all over the world. Countries and their governments have taken new actions in order to control the crisis and implement response and recovery plans. Colombia is no exception. The country has gone through various social, political and economic difficulties that have affected the population.

The Node Terminal of the COVID-19 Data and Innovation Centre contains COVID-19  data and geographical visualizations for the Valle del Cauca department in Colombia. 

What is a Node Terminal?

Housed in the Centre, the Node Terminal is a co-creation and knowledge sharing space based on openness, and collaborative and sharing principles. Its objective is to develop knowledge to inform policy implementation, develop partnerships, and encourage innovation. 

The core elements of the Node Terminal are:

  • Data-motivated partners looking to organize their COVID-19 response and recovery strategies.
  • Planning and execution, based on information and knowledge.
  • Partners’ and participants’ capacity building.

Node #0 : The first local project in the terminal.  

The COVID-19 Data and Innovation Centre partnered with Universidad ICESI and its Centro de Investigación Economía y Finanzas (CIENFI), to deploy their capacities and share data, information, and experiences based on knowledge. 

Together, we:

  • Developed a clearly defined geographic approach for the project.
  • Organized datasets and facilitated usability through information dashboards, open data, citizen generated data, data analytics, and other resources.
  • Facilitated socially comprehensive conversations, supporting response and recovery actions at the local level.

What do our visualizations say about COVID-19 and the Valle del Cauca department in Colombia?

Each of these topics/boards provides clear information about issues that have and continue to affect thousands of inhabitants of the area. 

  1. Reopening of schools.
  2. Pre-pandemic employment index.
  3. Remittances.
  4. Pre-pandemic unemployment index.
  5. Pre-pandemic index for the accommodation sector.

Exploring our dashboards is easy! 

Users can deep dive into these interactive boards to better understand how the pandemic has impacted Valle del Cauca. 

For example, the dashboard on Population involved in the reopening of schools contains data on the number of students in kindergarten, elementary and secondary education, technical education, higher-education, and specialized education in Valle del Cauca. 

This data connects with and informs the decision to consider a reopening of schools for in-person classes, or keeping in place virtual schooling. 

The Colombian government has not yet decided whether to open or not. A large number of students are thus affected in this Colombian department.

To learn more about COVID-19 data for the Valle del Cauca department in Colombia, visit our Node Terminal and navigate our dashboards.

If you are new to data visualizations, read our previous article where you will learn how to navigate our interactive National Boards and find specific information on the economic, health, green recovery, gender equality, and other topics related to your country.

 The information collected by our COVID-19 Data and Innovation Centre provides a complete overview on how the pandemic has transformed the world for everyone. We encourage you to discover our data terminals