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GIS and Remote Sensing

Event 

Title:
GIS and Remote Sensing in Multi Hazard Early Warning Systems
When:
20.05.2013 - 23.05.2013
Where:
Sportsview Hotel Kasarani - Nairobi
Category:
GIS and Remote Sensing

Description

ABOUT THE TRAINING

This training aims to develop the capacity of professionals mainly working in Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Impact and Adaptation to design, manage, evaluate and undertake improvements in people-centered early warning systems for hydro-meteorological & geological hazards and extreme events associated with climate change and variability. It builds upon Indepth Research Services (IRES) experience in building capacities on use of GIS, Remote Sensing and space based technologies in disaster risk management for disaster management institutions, disaster management practitioners and communities. It aims to institutionalize weather and climate information applications for disaster mitigation.

FOR WHOM IS THE TRAINING RELEVANT

The training is tailored for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Impact and Adaptation practitioners, development workers, including officials of national and provincial governments, extension officers, defense forces, emergency services, and staff of training institutes, institutions of public administration, national and international NGOs, UN agencies and the private sector. Participants who are responsible for disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery, and disaster management policy will gain the most from the curriculum.

REQUIREMENTS

The training is designed for participants who are reasonably proficient in English. It is an advantage, but not a prerequisite, that the participants have prior knowledge in GIS and Remote Sensing technologies. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.

DURATION

4 days

CLASS SIZE

The class size is limited to 10 participants to ensure that each participants has the opportunity to interact with the facilitator, GIS system and a GPS unit. The training may be cancelled if there are less than five participants.

TRAINING OBJECTIVES

The main objective of the training is to enhance the capacity of participating professionals and institutions, to effectively develop skills in process design of multi-hazard early warning systems, and mitigate the effects of events related to hydro-meteorological and geological phenomena.

Upon completion the participants will learn how to:

  • Undertake risk assessment and design of multi-hazard early warning systems for disaster risk reduction
  • Effectively integrate scientific and technical inputs into early warning dissemination and communication system
  • Develop strategies to institutionalize early warning systems into the process cycle of disaster risk management and development planning, emergency response, and preparedness activities
  • Develop risk communication & communication technologies
  • Interpret scientific information products into user friendly formats and prepare & communicate tailor made early warning information products
  • Design and implement community based early warning systems that are people centered
  • Evaluate and introduce public education and training program for the community based early warning systems
  • Apply GIS and RS for designing implementations of large scale early warning systems and Participatory GIS skills for community Early Warning Systems
  • Apply Mobile Data Gathering technologies for rapid assessment and surveys
  • Apply emerging generation climate prediction technologies for anticipating and managing disaster risks associated with climate change & variability

TRAINING CONTENT

  • Concepts and main frameworks in Multi Hazard Early Warning Systems
  • Weather, Climate and Atmospheric Processes
  • Observed Climate Change and Impacts
  • Climate Predictions and Major Sources of Uncertainty
  • Basic concepts of GIS and Remote Sensing in the context of Early Warning Systems
  • Handling spatial information I: (Using Quantum GIS)
  • Spatial Reference Systems & data integration
  • Handling spatial information II: GPS-based field data collection
  • Introduction to Risk Identification and assessment using Spatial Technologies
  • Mobile data gathering for field assessments/surveys using Open Data Kit and Nokia data gathering platforms
  • Handling spatial information III: Visualization of risk information (Introduction to ILWIS)
  • Hazard detection, monitoring, forecasting and warning
  • Handling spatial information IV: Satellite image processing techniques for change detection (Using ILWIS)
  • Early warning dissemination and communication
    • Communication protocols
    • SMS to Map for crisis monitoring using Ushahidi
    • Public Participatory GIS
    • Google Earth, Maps, Mapmaker
    • Other PPGIS Tools
    • Social Networking Integration
  • Community-based early warning systems
  • Building hazard-aware and ready communities
  • Monitoring and evaluation of early warning system

METHODOLOGY

The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials, group work and study visits. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION

All facilitation and training materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.

ACCREDITATION

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.

TRAINING FEES

The standard course fee is KES 55,000, or US$ 799. This covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the outreach manager.

Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  

Mob: +254 721 440 526, +254 715 077 817

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for this training kindly register online in our website before C.O.B. 6th May 2013. For more details contact: The Manager - Training Department Indepth Research Services Mobile: (254) 721 440 526 Tel: (+254) 0202113814 Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before 13th May 2013. Otherwise, your participation will be cancelled. Kindly send proof of payment to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

CANCELLATION POLICY

Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

  1. Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.
  2. No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met.
TAILOR- MADE

This scheduled course can also be tailored for your organisation. To find out how our tailor-made training can help your organisation, call our team on +254 721 440 526.

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Venue

Venue:
Sportsview Hotel Kasarani
City:
Nairobi

Description

Situated 12 km north of Nairobi, the "city in the sun", Sportsview hotel has the unique blend of the tranquility of a Country Inn and all the modern amenities of an International City Hotel. Set out in flowery well-manicured spacious gardens, it is an especially enticing venue for business firms and professional organizations who wish to host seminars, workshops, conferences or tour groups seeking to itinerate accommodation with a different but tranquil atmosphere.
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