Resilient Livelihoods Training - Versed Professional Services | Educartis

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    Course Overview

    Livelihood security can be promoted through improving the diversity and security of resources, skills, and technologies that are available to agricultural communities. This five day training event, which takes place at the Versed Training Facilities, is therefore intended to enable individuals, households, communities, and countries build resilience so as to strengthen their ability to manage change by maintaining or transforming their living standards in the face of disaster, without compromising their long-term prospects. 

    Resilience is about saving lives and improving livelihoods at a time of increasing disasters and humanitarian crises. If you're looking for a job that will allow you to experience different cultures, that provides you with responsibility and challenges earlier in your career, and that allows you to make a significant difference in the lives of others, then this course will give you the necessary knowledge and skills to earn a competitive edge over your peers. 

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    How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

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

    • Improve home-based livelihood opportunities for the rural poor.
    • Apply GIS as a decision support tool for climate change, agriculture and food security.
    • Develop and describe how GIS can be used to study climate change and its consequences.
    • Gain skills on cross-cutting roles in building resilience.
    • Acquire knowledge on agricultural livelihoods.

    Certification obtained

    Participation Certificate

    What jobs will I qualify for?

    This course is intended for various Experts in Agriculture; Extension Officers, Agricultural officials and Decision makers working with local people, in governments, donor organization, Non-profit oriented organizations for Agriculture Development programmes.

    When do I start?

    Next available course

    Admission Criteria

    Participants should be reasonably proficient in English.  

    How do I apply?


    Payment options


    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. 

    Detailed course information

    This course is taken at the Versed Training Facilities over the course of five days. The course outline is as follows: 

    Introduction to Livelihoods
    • Basic concepts and definitions
    • Key factors impacting on livelihoods in developing countries
    • Framework for livelihood analysis
    • Rural livelihoods and diversity
    • Determinants of livelihoods diversification
    • Measuring resilience 
    • Resilience indicators

    Agricultural Livelihoods
    • Constraints to sustainable agricultural development
    • Threats to food and nutrition security
    • Disaster Risk Reduction for food and nutrition security
    • Building livelihoods resilience in agriculture
    • Effects of food security threats and constraints to agrarian change and rural development

    Cross-cutting Roles in Building Livelihood Resilience:
    • Capacity development role
    • Gender equity role
    • Role of strategic partnerships in strengthening livelihoods
    • Role of technology in enhancing livelihood support options
    • Role of government and other development agencies
    • Role of community participatory programs

    Climate-Smart Livelihoods Management and Application of GIS Techniques
    • GIS and Remote Sensing concepts in the context of climate change 
    • GIS project design and setup for various programs 
    • Sources of GIS data for climate change 
    • Basic use of QGIS Software in climate change adaptation 
    • Integrating data from different sources into QGIS 

    Data Collection and Analysis
    • Climate change vulnerability and adaptation indicators
    • Using handheld GPS devices for field data collection 
    • Mapping areas of climate change 
    • GIS as decision support tool for climate Change 
    • Data interpretation for preparedness and future reference

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    Where and When


    Appleton Resort, Westlands Nairobi

    Westlands, Nairobi , Nairobi, Kenya


    Appleton Resort, Westlands Nairobi

    Westlands, Nairobi , Nairobi, Kenya

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