Training Course on the Use of GIS and Remote Sensing in Disaster Risk Management

Mon, Jun 8 - Fri, Jun 12 2015

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. 

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: public health practitioners, epidemiologists, exposure scientists, quantitative health geographers, risk assessors, students. Participants are welcome from a broad range of organizations including physical planning, institutions, professionals and private GIS and RS related firms.
Nairobi
English