Training Course on GIS and Remote Sensing in Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change

Type:
Training Course
Host:
Datastat Research Center
Date:
11-15 Sep 2017
Location:
Kenya (Nairobi)
Venue:
Datastat Research Center

Introduction

Training on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing in Disaster Risk Management & Climate change is an important course that will help in the management of disaster. Most of the disasters and hazardous events are as a result of extreme climatic conditions and increased urban population growth. These disasters cause a lot of suffering among the societies which affects the shelter, food, and causes various disease infections. It is for these reasons that training on disaster management is important. Disaster management information equips people with skills that will help in times of disaster events. 

Duration

The training will take approximately 5 days

Targeted audience

The course will be meant for those professionals who are in need to either further or acquire skills on the application of GIS and RS in their organization in the field of disaster management. The trainees from variety of organization are invited for training e.g. Institutions of physical planning, professionals and private GIS and RS related firms.

Learning objectives

And the end of training the participants will be able to:

  • Describe and utilize spatial data, GIS and remote sensing in disaster in management.

  • Apply GIS/remote sensing in hazard, vulnerability and risk assessment.

Methodology

 The methods of training on application of GIS and RS will include group works, tutorials, guided sessions by the instructor, and presentations among the trainees. The course instructors are well conversant with the concepts on the application of GIS and RS in disaster management.

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Keywords

Themes:
Climate Change, Risk Identification & Assessment, Space & Aerial Technology, GIS & Mapping
Countries:
Kenya
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