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GIS and Remote Sensing in Disaster Risk Management Course

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 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 of disaster risk reduction. For this, there is a significant need to create awareness among the 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

TARGETED AUDIENCE

The course is targeted at professionals who require knowledge and skills on the use of GIS and RS in their organization in the field of disaster management. Participants are welcome from a broad range of organizations including physical planning, institutions, professionals and private GIS and RS related firms.

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 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 

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

Day 1:

Basic information

  • 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 identification of geographic areas affected by each natural hazard.

Day 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.

Day 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 identification of the extent and magnitude of each hazard.

Day 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?

Day 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 - Using Ushahidi.
  • Group discussion: What GIS and RS tools are suitable for mapping of urban (social) hazards such as crime zones, drug corners, and accident black spots

REQUIRMENTS

No prior knowledge of GIS is required. Participants will be working on their own laptop with Quantum GIS (QGIS).

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 residential and will be held 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

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

Email: outreach@indepthresearch.org

Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814

PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B. 2nd October 2017.

Send proof of payment to outreach@indepthresearch.org

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 centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817, +254 (020) 211 3814 or mail outreach@indepthresearch.org 

CANCELLATION POLICY

Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

1.    Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.

2.    No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met.

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

Duration 5 Days
Event Date 09-10-2017
Event End Date 13-10-2017
Cut off date 02-10-2017
Individual Price (Kenyan) KES 75,000.00
Individual Price (International) EUR 1,012.00
Individual Price (International) USD 1,100.00
Location Naivasha, Kenya

Group Tariffs

Group Size Kenyan Rate Per day (KES) International Rate Per day (USD/EURO)
6-10 95,000.00 $ 1,118.00
€ 1,018.00
11-15 146,250.00 $ 1,721.00
€ 1,567.00
16-20 191,250.00 $ 2,250.00
€ 2,048.00
21-25 230,000.00 $ 2,706.00
€ 2,463.00
26-30 262,500.00 $ 3,089.00
€ 2,811.00
30-50 309,825.00 $ 4,556.00
€ 0.00
3-5 62,500.00 $ 736.00
€ 670.00
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