GIS for Disaster Risk Management Training

Training Course
Versed Professional Services Limited (VPSL)
21-25 Nov 2016
Kenya (Nairobi)
12-16 Dec 2016
Kenya (Nairobi)
20-24 Feb 2017
Kenya (Nairobi)
17-21 Apr 2017
Kenya (Nairobi)
Versed Professional Services Ltd
15-19 May 2017
Kenya (Nairobi)

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have improved prospects for solving technical problems through the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for hazard mapping and modelling, the use of web-based data sources to facilitate research on disaster management and the use of searchable databases for hazard information. Not all Caribbean countries, however, have been able to fully utilise these opportunities.

This course aims to impact practical skills on how to use GIS, to overcome the major challenges faced in all phases of disaster management.

Intended Audience

The training is intended for professionals working in development areas mostly in DRM related fields.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the training, the participants will be able to describe and utilize spatial data through manipulating it in the phases of pre-disaster, during disaster and post-disaster.

Course Content 

Module 1: Disaster Management Concepts and Institutional Framework

Module: 2 Introduction to Geoinformatics

  • Remote Sensing

  • Geographic Information System

  • Global Positioning Systems

  • Mobile Data Collection

  • Introducing GIS functions using QGIS

  • Preparation of Earthquake Hazard Map

Module: 3 Applications of Geoinformation

  • Disaster Scope, Examples & Advancements

  • Introduction to Quantum GIS (open source)

  • Introduction to ERDAS IMAGINE and Digital Image Processing

Module: 4 Global and National Initiatives

  • Overview of The Disaster Management Support Programme

  • Key International and regional Initiatives

Module: 5 Hazard Mapping, Monitoring

  • GIS Applications in Agricultural Drought Monitoring and Forecasting

  • Landslide Hazard Mapping

  • Flood Hazard Mapping

  • Storm Surge Hazard Mapping, Vulnerability Analysis

  • Tsunami Vulnerability Mapping and Risk Assessment

  • Analyzing Multi-date data for Drought Early Warning & Monitoring

  • Landslide Hazard Zonation

  • Storm Surge Hazard Mapping Vulnerability and Risk Assessment

Module: 6 Disaster Management Planning and Emergency Response

  • Case Studies

Module: 7 GIS for Post-Disaster Damage Assessment

  • Flood inundation Mapping

  • Preliminary Flood Damage Assessment

Other Information

Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. 

This training can also be customised for your institution upon request. Interested participants can have it delivered to the preferred location.

Fee and Payment

The course fee of $1,050.00 covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits. All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

Payment should be transferred to Versed Professional Services account through bank 7 days before commencement of training. Interested participants should send proof of payment to

To register for the course, interested participants should visit the event page.

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Capacity Development, GIS & Mapping
Drought, Earthquake, Flood
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