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GIS and Remote sensing in Multi hazard early warning systems Course

INTRODUCTION

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.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The course is tailored for 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, and staff of training institutes, institutions of public administration, national and international NGOs, UN agencies and the private sector. Participants who are responsible for disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery, and disaster management policy will gain the most from the curriculum.

COURSE DURATION

5 days

TRAINING OBJECTIVES

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 associated with climate change & variability 

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

Module 1

  • Concepts and main frameworks in Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems
  • Weather, Climate and Atmospheric Processes
  • Observed Climate Change and Impacts
  • Climate Predictions and Major Sources of Uncertainty

Module 2

  • Basic concepts of GIS and Remote Sensing in the context of Early Warning Systems
  • Handling spatial information I: (Using Quantum GIS)
  • Spatial Reference Systems & data integration
  • Handling spatial information II: GPS-based field data collection

Module 3

  • Introduction to Risk Identification and assessment using Spatial Technologies
  • Mobile data gathering for field assessments/surveys using Open Data Kit and Nokia data gathering platforms
  • Handling spatial information III: Visualization of risk information (Introduction to ILWIS)
  • Hazard detection, monitoring, forecasting and warning

Module 4

  • Handling spatial information IV: Satellite image processing techniques for change detection (Using ILWIS)
  • Early warning dissemination and communication
  • Communication protocols
  • SMS to Map for crisis monitoring using Ushahidi

Module 5

  • Public Participatory GIS
  • Google Earth, Maps, Mapmaker
  • Other PPGIS Tools
  • Social Networking Integration
  • Community-based early warning systems
  • Building hazard-aware and ready communities
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the early warning system

METHODOLOGY

The instructor-led training is 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. 10th February 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 17-02-2020
Event End Date 21-02-2020
Cut off date 10-02-2020
Individual Price(rwanda franc) R₣ 600,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 878
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 1,000
Location Kigali,Rwanda
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