HOST(S): Indepth Research Services (IRES)
Type: Training Course Date: 03 - 07 Apr 2017 Location: Kenya (Nairobi)
Type: Training Course Date: 01 - 05 Feb 2016 Location: Kenya (Nairobi) Venue: Njema Court, Rhapta Road
Type: Training Course Date: 28 Mar - 01 Apr 2016 Location: Kenya (Nairobi) Venue: Indepth Research Services Training Centre
Type: Training Course Date: 28 Nov - 02 Dec 2016 Location: Kenya (Nairobi) Venue: Indepth Research Services Training Centre
Type: Training Course Date: 05 - 09 Dec 2016 Location: Nairobi Venue: Indepth Research Training Centre
Disaster risk information is spatial in nature and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) play an important role in disaster risk management. Rapid population growth and urbanisation combined with extreme climatic events are causing a rapid increase in vulnerability of communities exposed to hazardous events. Natural disasters inflict severe damage on almost the entire spectrum of social and natural habitats, ranging from housing and shelter, water, food, health, sanitation, and waste management to information and communication networks, the supply of power and energy, and transportation infrastructure.
There is a great need to utilise disaster risk information in planning for effective coping mechanisms of disaster risk reduction. For this, there is a significant need to create awareness among the disaster management professionals regarding the importance of GIS and Remote Sensing.
This course is job oriented and aims to impact practical skills on how to use GIS and RS, to overcome the major challenges faced in pre-disasters during disaster and post-disaster management such as during early warning, hazard, vulnerability and risk assessment, damage assessment, as well as in the design of risk reduction measures.
The course is targeted at professionals who require knowledge and skills on the use of GIS and RS in their organisation in the field of disaster management. Participants are welcome from a broad range of organisations including physical planning, institutions, professionals and private GIS and RS related firms.
Upon completion of the course, the participants will be able to:
GIS data sources, data collection and integration techniques for DRM
Hazard, vulnerability and Risk assessment with GIS and RS (Pre-Disaster)
Application of Risk Information for Risk Reduction Planning (Pre-Disaster)
Introduction to Early warning systems and Information Networks (Pre-Disaster)
Disaster Impact Analysis (Post Disaster)
Public Participatory GIS and Disaster Risk Management (Pre and Post Disaster)
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.
All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
The interested participants should visit the related page regarding the registration process and the fees.
Event website: http://bit.ly/2js1vFD
Short URL: http://www.preventionweb.net/go/46456