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Training Course on GIS And Remote Sensing In Disaster Risk Management Course

April 16 @ 8:00 am - April 20 @ 5:00 pm

$800

Training Course on GIS And Remote Sensing In Disaster Risk Management Course

Disaster risk information is spatial in nature and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) play an important role in disaster risk management. Rapid population growth and urbanization 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, supply of power and energy, and transportation infrastructure.
There is a great need to utilize 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 organization in the field of disaster management. Participants are welcome from a broad range of organizations including physical planning, institutions, professionals and private GIS and RS related firms.

DURATION

5 Days

COURSE OBJECTIVES

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Describe and utilize spatial data, GIS and remote sensing in disaster risk assessment and management
  • Utilize existing sources of historical disaster information and elements at risk data
  • Apply GIS/remote sensing in hazard, vulnerability and risk assessment
  • Employ risk information in emergency preparedness planning
  • Visualize hazard and risk information
  • Apply GIS/remote sensing to post-disaster damage assessment.

COURSE CONTENT

  • Introduction to GIS and remote sensing
  • Basic concepts of GIS/remote sensing
  • Introduction to spatial information
  • Handling spatial information
  • Disaster assessment
  • Risk evaluation
  • Spatial planning
  • GIS/remote sensing application

REQUIREMENTS

Participants should be reasonably proficient in English.

METHODOLOGY

 

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.

START DATE: 04/16/2018

END DATE: 04/20/2018

APPLY ONLINE: https://goo.gl/XLMZKz

 

 

Contact Us
Postal Add: 5402-00100

Nairobi, Kenya

Email Add: info@datastatresearch.org

Mobile No: +254724527104

Head Office: Comet House 1st floor 12A, Along Monrovia Street

 

 

 

 

Details

Start:
April 16 @ 8:00 am
End:
April 20 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
$800
Event Category:
Website:
https://goo.gl/XLMZKz

Venue

Datastat Research Center
Comet House 1st floor room 12A, Along Monrovia Street
Nairobi, Nairobi 5402-00100 Kenya
Phone:
+254724527104
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