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ICT for Disaster Response Course

INTRODUCTION

This five (5) days training course explores how new information-, communication- and mapping technologies can be practically used to respond to disasters, augment situational awareness, improve relief coordination and much more.

The digital revolution is changing disaster response. From the earthquake in Haiti to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the recent earthquake in Nepal, a range of new tools can help national and international organizations respond faster and more effectively.

Some of these tools can help you complete your work faster and fewer mistakes some enable you to summon remote support on the fly in the middle of a disaster. Yet other tools help you make sense of the vast amount of information that is available and that can threaten to overwhelm you.

This course looks at a variety of real world examples from organizations working in the field and analyzes some of the key challenges related to access, implementation, scale, and verification that these new technologies can present. The course is designed to assist professionals in developing concrete strategies and technological skills to work amid this rapidly evolving landscape.

DURATION

5 days.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

After the course, participants will be able to:

  • Critically analyze both the opportunities and the pitfalls that emerge when working with technology to respond to crises
  • Connect relevant development and humanitarian approaches to the technological strategies and tools discussed in the course
  • Manage specific software platforms and utilize various technological tools for responding to and managing crises
  • Design dynamic and effective strategies for using technology platforms and tools to respond to challenges in the field
  • Develop confidence and critical self-awareness in working with social media, maps, and mobile technologies
  • Participants will have access to all course content for at least 4 months after course completion so the material can be completed and revisited later.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

The course will be delivered through three modules:

Module I: Introduction & Social Media for Crisis Response

  • The Power of the Crowd: Digitizing the Response
  • Information Overload: Verification, Analysis, and Decision Making in Real-Time
  • How Social Media was Used in Response to the Earthquake in Haiti, Nepal and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines
  • Tools: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tomnod, AIDR
  • Tools collaborative Mapping in a crisis

Module II: Mapping the Crisis - New Techniques for Disaster Response and Preparedness

  • Differences Between Ushahidi and Open Street Map
  • Producing and using maps for disaster response
  • Damage mapping with Open Street Map (with examples from the Haiti, West Africa, Philippines and - hopefully - Nepal)
  • How Maps are Supporting the Ongoing Ebola Response
  • Online Mapping without a Mobile Internet Connection
  • Crowdsourcing Remote Mapping and Image Identification
  • Tools: OpenStreetMap, Ushahidi, TomNod, FieldPapers
  • ICT tools for tracing and restoring family links

Module III: Mobile Response: How Mobile Technology is Changing Disaster Response

  • Collecting Data in the Field with Mobile Devices
  • SMS Campaigns for Early Warning and Crisis Prevention
  • Smartphones and Apps for Disaster Response
  • Using Secondary Data to Track Population Movements
  • Tools: ODK, Kobo Toolkit, TextIt, Magpi, FrontlineSMS

Module IV: Looking Ahead: Where New Technologies are Taking Us

  • What Roles can Drones play in Humanitarian Emergencies
  • Using the Web for De-Centralized Disaster Response
  • The Responsibility to Protect Data - How NGOs can Protect Sensitive Information

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 IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on 

Tel: +254 (020) 211 3814.

Mob: +254 715 077 817, +254 731 240 802, +254 735 331 020.

Email: outreach@indepthresearch.org.

REQUIREMENTS

Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.

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 19th February 2018.

Send proof of payment to 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 26-02-2018
Event End Date 02-03-2018
Cut off date 19-02-2018
Individual Price (Kenyan) KES 75,000.00
Individual Price (International) EUR 1,012.00
Individual Price (International) USD 1,100.00
Location Nairobi, 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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