GIS and Remote Sensing in Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change - Indepth Research Services | Educartis

Nairobi
5 days
Vocational Training
Company Training

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Course Overview

This five-day training course has been designed to enhance the skills, knowledge, and capabilities of technical staff involved in Food Security Analysis, Climate Analysis, and Agriculture, by providing them with an understanding on the use of spatial and Earth Observation (EO) information, as a tool to integrate information in a meaningful and innovative way. Offered at the Indepth Research Training Centre, this worksop uses a mixture of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on exercises to ensure that students will be able to apply what they've learned to real-life situations and in the workplace.  

Global warming is already having a significant and costly effect on our communities, our health, and our climate, and as a professional with the GIS and Remote Sensing tools offered in this course, you can begin to create meaningful change that will not only benefit today's generation, but generations to come. If you're looking for a career that is in high demand, uniquely challenging, and that will allow you to name a difference to human health, agriculture, food security, and more, then this course will give you the tools you need to become an agent of change today. 

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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

At the end of this course, students will be able to: 

  • Understand the basic concepts of GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Apply this as a decision support tool for CCAFS
  • Use mobile phones to gather data during field assessments/surveys
  • Design and implement their own GIS projects. 
Certification obtained

Indepth Research Services (IRES) Certificate 

What jobs will I qualify for?

This course will enhance students' skills in a number of careers such as: 

  • Disaster Risk Reduction Officer
  • Development Worker 
  • Policymaker 
  • Farm Manager 

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Admission Criteria

There is no prior knowledge of GIS required for this course. However, students must: 

  • Be proficient in English 
  • Live up to IRES admission criteria 

How do I apply?

To apply, students must: 

  • Fill out a registration form. 
  • Pay the application fee. 

Payment options

Students can pay their fees through a bank transfer. Payment for all courses includes a registration fee which is non-refundable and equals 15% of the total course fee. 

The course fee covers: 

  • Course Tuition 
  • Training Materials
  • Two Break Refreshments
  • Lunch 
  • Study Visits 
In addition: 
  • Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.
  • 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

Detailed course information

This course is held at the IRES training centre over the period of five (5) days. The instructor led trainings will be delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of: 

  • Presentations
  • Guided sessions of practical exercise
  • Web-based tutorials
  • Group work
All facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professionals and trainers in these fields.

Course Curriculum
The main topics explored in this course are: 

  • Introduction to CCAFS
  • GIS for CCAFS
  • Use of GIS in Climate Predictions
  • Food Security Assessment and Analysis 
  • Use of Satellite Imagery 
  • Case Studies 

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