In addition to using geographical data and analysis, Telefonica aggregated and anonymized Call Detail Records (CDRs) of over 11 million users in Colombia, combined this data with other government datasets to generate insight on mobility pattern driven by climate change.
"Telefónica’s LUCA used their SmartSteps platform to analyse mobile network data from La Guajira. SmartSteps scans mobile user activity records and builds a mobility profile for each mobile phone line. Insights derived from these profile analyses enable the quantification of migratory flows by groups of people within the department."
This collaboration specifically seeks to "measure and map previously unseen migration patterns." With the CDRs data provided by Telefonica, FAO is able "to support agencies and policy makers in understanding where people are moving from and where they are going, enabling the government to implement social protection measures that enhance citizens capacity to manage the economic and social shock(s) of displacement, reduce climate-related displacements and build more resilient communities."