EXPERT TRAINING ON GIS AND REMOTE SENSING IN DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT

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  • Date 26-12-2022 - 30-12-2022
Training or Development Class Title
EXPERT TRAINING ON GIS AND REMOTE SENSING IN DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT
Event Type
Training or Development Class
Training or Development Class Date
26-12-2022 to 30-12-2022
Location
Nairobi, Kenya
Organization Name / Organize By
FineResults Research Services
Organizing/Related Departments
FineResults Research Services Training Center
Organization Type
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Training or Development ClassCategory
Both (Technical & Non Technical)
Training or Development ClassLevel
All (State/Province/Region, National & International)
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Location
Nairobi, Kenya

FineResults Research Services would like to invite you to take part in our upcoming workshops on GIS & Remote Sensing courses at our FineResults Research Services training facilities in Nairobi, Kenya or online.

 

GIS AND REMOTE SENSING IN DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT

 

INTRODUCTION

Disaster risk information is spatial in nature and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) play an important role in disaster risk management. Rapid population growth and urbanization combined with extreme climatic events are causing a rapid increase in the vulnerability of communities exposed to hazardous events. Natural disasters inflict severe damage on almost the entire spectrum of social and natural habitats, ranging from housing and shelter, water, food, health, sanitation, and waste management to information and communication networks, supply of power and energy, and transportation infrastructure. There is a great need to utilize disaster risk information in planning for effective coping mechanisms for disaster risk reduction. For this, there is a significant need to create awareness among disaster management professionals regarding the importance of GIS and Remote Sensing. This course is job oriented and aims to impact practical skills on how to use GIS and RS , to overcome the major challenges faced in,pre-disasters during disaster and post-disaster management such as during early warning, hazard, vulnerability, and risk assessment, damage assessment, as well as in the design of risk reduction measures.

DURATION

5 Days

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of the course, the participants will be able to:

  • Describe and utilize spatial data, GIS, and remote sensing in disaster risk assessment and management
  • Utilize existing sources of historical disaster information and elements of at-risk data
  • Apply GIS/remote sensing in hazard, vulnerability, and risk assessment
  • Employ risk information in emergency preparedness planning
  • Visualize hazard and risk information
  • Apply GIS/remote sensing to post-disaster damage assessment

COURSE OUTLINE

Module 1:

Introduction

  • Basic GIS and RS concepts and terminologies in the context of disaster management.
  • International and Regional Guidance: Protocols and action plans
  • Introduction to spatial information
  • Exercise I: Handling spatial information I:(Using Quantum GIS Software).

 

GIS data sources, data collection and integration techniques for DRM

  • Data sources for DRM.
  • Satellite image data sources for DRM.
  • Task I: GPS /mobile phone GPS for HV field GIS data collection using ODK.
  • Activity: GPS/mobile Course Tour.
  • Exercise II: Handling spatial information II: GPS, GIS Integration using QGIS.
  • Group discussions: How can GIS and RS be used for the identification of geographic areas affected by each natural hazard.

 

Module 2:

Hazard, vulnerability, and Risk assessment with GIS and RS (Pre-Disaster)

  • Types and methods of risk assessment, risk evaluation, cost-benefit analysis.
  • Task II: Gentle Refresher of Microsoft Excel.
  • Task III: Spatial data preparation and GIS integration techniques in Microsoft Excel
  • Use of GIS in disaster preparedness planning.
  • Task IV: Elements at risk, hazard, and vulnerability assessment using GIS.
  • Task V: GIS Multi-criteria analysis in vulnerability assessment.
  • Group discussion: How can GIS and RS be used to map existing buildings, infrastructure, land use, and critical facilities located in potential hazard areas.

Module 3:

Application of Risk Information for Risk Reduction Planning (Pre-Disaster)

  • Task VI: Visualization of risk information (Using QGIS/ILWIS/SAGA Software).
  • Task VII: Risk mapping and database generation using Excel/QGIS and SAGA
  • Task VIII: Disaster monitoring: satellite image processing techniques for change detection
  • Exercise III: Creating a personal geodatabase for GIS emergency support manpower with personnel location information, contact information, and specialized skills.
  • Exercise IV: Creating a risk map
  • Group discussion: Use of GIS and RS in the identification of the extent and magnitude of each hazard.

Module 4:

Introduction to Early warning systems and Information Networks (Pre-Disaster)

  • Early warning systems and Information Networks for major hazards.
  • Group discussion: How can GIS and RS be used in a Drought Early Warning System

Disaster Impact Analysis (Post Disaster)

  • The use of satellite imagery for disaster relief and recovery.
  • Activity: Visit to a satellite data receiving and processing station depending on location of training and availability of time.
  • Group discussion: How can satellite images and aerial photos be used to locate refugee and internally displaced persons?

Module 5:

Public Participatory GIS and Disaster Risk Management (Pre and Post Disaster)

  • Participatory GIS as a tool for DRM mapping.
  • Task IX: Using Google Maps and Google Earth in DRM.
  • Exercise VI: SMS to Map for community crisis mapping.
  • Group discussion: What GIS and RS tools are suitable for mapping urban (social) hazards such as crime zones, drug corners, and accident black spots

TRAINING CUSTOMIZATION

This training can also be customized for your institution upon request. You can also have it delivered your preferred location.

For further inquiries, please contact us through Mobile: (+254 759 285 295) or Email: [email protected] 

REQUIREMENTS

Participants should be reasonably proficient in English.  During the trainings, participants should come with their own laptops.

TRAINING FEE

Cost:

In-person USD 900

Payment should be transferred to FineResults Research Services bank account one week prior to the training date and proof of payment sent to [email protected]

For any registration of 3 or more participants; we offer a discount of up to 10%.

This course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits for in-person training.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact us through Mobile: (+254 759 285 295) or Email: [email protected] 

PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to FineResults Research Limited bank before commencement of training. Send proof of payment through the email: [email protected] 

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • All requests for cancellations must be received in writing.
  • Changes will become effective on the date of written confirmation being received

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