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GIS and Remote Sensing in Disaster Risk Management Course

Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya
Start Date:
May 21, 2018
End Date:
May 25, 2018
9:00am to 5:00pm


Event: GIS and Remote Sensing in Disaster Risk Management Course
Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.
Event Date: 21st – 25th May 2018.


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, the 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 impart 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.

5 days

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.

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

• Basic information
• GIS data sources, data collection and integration techniques for DRM
• Hazard, vulnerability and Risk assessment with GIS and RS (Pre-Disaster)
• Application of Risk Information for Risk Reduction Planning (Pre-Disaster)
• Introduction to Early warning systems and Information Networks (Pre-Disaster)
• Disaster Impact Analysis (Post Disaster)
• Public Participatory GIS and Disaster Risk Management (Pre and Post Disaster)

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For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817, +254 (020) 211 3814.
Email [email protected]

Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.
Email: [email protected]
Mob: +254 715 077 817
Tel: 020 211 3814

Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B 14th May 2018.
Send proof of payment to [email protected]


Indepth Research Services
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