GIS AND REMOTE SENSING IN DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT

Course fee: KSH 80,000, USD 1,000 Start Date: 02/11/2020 End Date: 06/11/2020

GIS AND REMOTE SENSING IN DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT

INTRODUCTION

Remote sensing and Satellite imaging enables us to make great progress in earth observation and tracing disaster risks. It also provides us with a very powerful tool for the prediction and warning of major natural and man-made disasters.

This training aims to develop the capacity of professionals mainly working in Disaster Risk management and climate change. It equips participants with knowledge on 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.

DURATION

5 days

TARGET AUDIENCE

The course 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.

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:

v Undertake risk assessment and design of multi-hazard early warning systems for disaster risk reduction

v Effectively integrate scientific and technical inputs into early warning dissemination and communication system

v Develop strategies to institutionalize early warning systems into the process cycle of disaster risk management and development planning, emergency response, and preparedness activities

v Develop risk communication & communication technologies

v Interpret scientific information products into user friendly formats and prepare & communicate tailor made early warning information products

v Design and implement community based early warning systems that are people centered

v Evaluate and introduce public education and training program for the community based early warning systems

v Apply GIS and RS for designing implementations of large scale early warning systems and Participatory GIS skills for community Early Warning Systems

v Apply Mobile Data Gathering technologies for rapid assessment and surveys

v Apply emerging generation climate prediction technologies for anticipating and managing disaster risks associated with climate change & variability 

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

Module 1

v Concepts and main frameworks in Multi Hazard Early Warning Systems

v Weather, Climate and Atmospheric Processes

v Observed Climate Change and Impacts

v Climate Predictions and Major Sources of Uncertainty

Module 2

v Basic concepts of GIS and Remote Sensing in the context of Early Warning Systems

v Handling spatial information I: (Using Quantum GIS)

v Spatial Reference Systems & data integration

v Handling spatial information II: GPS-based field data collection

Module 3

v Introduction to Risk Identification and assessment using Spatial Technologies

v Mobile data gathering for field assessments/surveys using Open Data Kit 

v Handling spatial information III: Visualization of risk information 

v Hazard detection, monitoring, forecasting and warning

Module 4

v Handling spatial information IV: Satellite image processing techniques for change detection (Using ILWIS)

v Early warning dissemination and communication

v Communication protocols

Module 5

v Public Participatory GIS

v Google Earth, Maps

v Social Networking Integration

v Community-based early warning systems

v Building hazard-aware and ready communities

v 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 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.

TRAINING VENUE, LOGISTICS AND PAYMENT

v Training is residential and will be held at Afriex Training Centre.

v The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

v Accommodation and airport transfer are arranged upon request by the participant.

v This training can also be tailor made for your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our training Centre or at a convenient location.

v For further inquiries, please contact us on training@afriextraining.org

v Payment should be made to Afriex Training Limited bank account before the start of the training and receipts sent to training@afriextraining.org

v Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Afriex Training Ltd certificate.

Contact Details

Anniversary Towers 8th Flr, Nairobi
+254 715 310 685 | +254 732 543 623
info@afriextraining.org

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