GIS and remote sensing in multi hazard early warning systems

Training Course
Indepth Research Services (IRES)
20-23 May 2013
Kenya (Nairobi)
Sportsview Hotel, Kasarani

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.

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 associateed with climate change & variability

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Event fee

KES 55,000 or $799

What is included in the event fee

Tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits

Target audience

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, staff of training institutes, institutions of public administration, national and international NGOs, UN agencies and the private sector.

Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. It is an advantage, but not a prerequisite, that the participants have prior knowledge in Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Impact and Adaptation. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.

How to register

Please register online or email Training Department Indepth Research Services

Deadline for registration is 15 May 2013


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