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GIS for Natural Resource Management Course

INTRODUCTION

As natural resource managers—biologists, botanists, ecologists, environmental regulators, hydrologists, planners, miners, petroleum engineers, foresters, and farmers—you rely on the analytical power of GIS for help in making critical decisions as you manage the earth’s resources.

There is no simple answer to our environmental and natural resource concerns, but whether you are restoring habitats, planting crops, drilling for oil, or monitoring endangered species there is increasing optimism that the application of GIS tools will help us become a more sustainable planet.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Biologists, botanists, ecologists, Foresters, NGO staff, Government officials in environment and conservation, environmental regulators, hydrologists, planners, miners, petroleum engineers, foresters, and farmers.

DURATION

5 days

COURSE OBJECTIVES

The hub of the course is the application of geo information and earth observation techniques in support of natural resources management. The course provides participants with knowledge and skills needed for the collection, interpretation, and management of spatial information, using remote sensing and geographic information systems, to support planning and decision-making processes in natural resources management. The curriculum concentrates on methods for assessing the state of the resource base and the changes that occur and progresses to the assessment of impacts and, finally, societal response.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

  • Introduction to GIS and Remote sensing and its relation to Natural Resource Management
  • Collection of GIS data for NRM
  • Analysis of the data collected
  • Ground verification of data
  • Application of GIS on:
    • Watershed management
    • To combat Desertification
    • Determination of soil types and moisture content
    • Land use analysis using GIS
    • Slope information identification and analysis
  • Application of GIS and RS in Biodiversity Management
    • Management of Flora and Fauna
    • Conservation Biology and GIS
    • Ecotourism and Community-based nature conservation
    • Protected area management and conflict resolution
    • Biodiversity conservation & eco-tourism
    • Habitat Characterization and Management
    • Wildlife economics and value chain
    • Ecotourism planning, & entrepreneurship
    • Landscape ecology, culture diversity & eco-tourism

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 certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).

TRAINING VENUE

The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

ACCOMMODATION AND AIRPORT PICKUP

Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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TAILOR-MADE

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +250 789 621 067 or mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B 20th July  2020.

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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 5 Days
Event Date 27-07-2020
Event End Date 31-07-2020
Cut off date 20-07-2020
Individual Price(rwanda franc) R₣ 600,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 878
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 999
Location Kigali,Rwanda
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Kigali, Rwanda

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