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GIS & Remote Sensing in Agriculture, food security and climate change Course

INTRODUCTION

GIS is a computer-based tool for the storage, manipulation, and analysis of geographically referenced information. It is a system of hardware and software used for performing multiple functions related to geographic data. Providing energy sector organizations with access to complete information significantly reduces project delays, administrative costs, cost of compliance, and ensures that project management is conducted more effectively.

It is for this reason, that we present you this training on GIS and remote sensing for energy to equip the professionals involved in the energy sector with skills that will aid proper management of the energy resources.

REQUIREMENTS

No prior knowledge of GIS is required.

DURATION

10 days

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 By completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basic concepts of GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Understand concepts and main frameworks in Food Security Analysis
  • Understand concepts and main frameworks in Climate Change Analysis
  • Understand concepts and main frameworks in Agriculture
  • Understand the relationship between climate change, agriculture and food security
  • Apply GIS and Remote Sensing as Decision support tool for Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).
  • Use GIS information in planning FS interventions through spatial multi-criteria analysis
  • Assess spatial data availability and understand the importance of spatial data infrastructure (SDI), for data sharing by organizations involved in CCAFS
  • Apply GIS and RS for designing implementations of large scale early warning systems
  • Use participatory GIS (PGIS) tools during assessments at community level
  • Apply remote sensing data and image processing techniques to monitor select CCAFS indicators
  • Use mobile phones to gather data during field assessments/surveys
  • Design and implement their own GIS projects that integrate remote sensing data and GPS-based field information

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

Module 1

 Key concepts and definitions

  • Introduction to climate change, Agriculture, Food security  and their relationship
  •  GIS for climate change, Agriculture and Food security 
  •  Introduction to GIS and R.S concepts in the context of climate change, Agriculture and Food security (CCAFS)
  • GIS project design and setup
  • Sources of GIS data for CCAFS

Module 2

  • Basic use of GIS Software
  • Integrating data from different sources into a GIS
  • Using handheld GPS for field data collection
  • Geospatial Analysis for Agriculture and food security

Module 3

  • Mapping areas of climate change
  • Mapping areas of food insecurity
  •  Remote Sensing in CCAFS
  •  Introduction to Remote sensing

Module 4

  • Use of Remote sensing and image analysis software
  • Satellite Image Acquisition
  • Image interpretation

Module 5

  • Image classification
  • Change detection 

Module 6

The impacts of climate change on Agriculture and food security

 Use of GIS in Climate Predictions

  • Response to climate change: Adaptation and mitigation: the climate analogue tool
  • Role of climatic change detection on Agriculture and food security
  • International and National Policy Framework for addressing climate change; UNFCCC Kyoto protocol and existing local policies

 Module 7

GIS and Remote sensing in Agriculture

  • Yield monitoring and mapping 
  • Characterizing soil spatial variability 
  • Site‐specific soil management: prescription maps 
  • Grid sampling, management zones, realistic yield expectations 
  • Remote sensing (RS) for site‐specific management. 

 Module 8

  • Food Security Assessment and Analysis
  • The use of satellite imagery for food insecurity detection and recovery
  • Visualization of vulnerability information
  • Assessing food insecurity impact
  • Climate change sources of uncertainty and variation

 Module 9

Global Positioning System (GPS) and Basic GPS skills 

  • Types of GPS
  • GPS configuration, Capturing data from surveys
  • GPS data  download and related tasks
  • Integrating GPS field data into the GIS database

Module 10

 Public Participatory GIS and data collection using mobile phones

  • Participatory GIS methods
  • Participatory GIS and HVR analysis
  • Community-based climate predictions
  • Using GIS to Build hazard-aware and ready communities
  • Use of Mobile Phones for GIS Data collection in Assessment and Surveys

Case Studies:

  • Integrating Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (Climate Analogue)
  • GIS based approaches for adapting Agriculture to Climate Change

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.

ACCREDITATION

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.

TRAINING VENUE

The training is at IRES Training Centre. The course fee 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.

ACCOMMODATION AND AIRPORT PICKUP

Accommodation and Aiport Pickup is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Mob: +250 789 621 067

Tel: 020 211 3814

TAILOR- MADE

This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our training center or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel:+250 789 621 067

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PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B. 25th November 2019.

Send proof of payment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Duration 10 Days
Event Date 02-12-2019
Event End Date 13-12-2019
Cut off date 25-11-2019
Individual Price(rwanda franc) R₣ 1,200,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 1,741
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 1,999
Location Kigali,Rwanda
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