Training Opportunity: 2019 GIS training workshops with Perk-Group Africa, Nairobi

Perk Group Africa (PGA) invites you to their 2019 GIS training workshops scheduled to start in March 2019. These courses are designed for organizations and individuals who utilize mapping capabilities for insightful and informed decision making in Program Management, Food Security, Climate Change, M&E, Disaster Risk Reduction, Information Management, and Data Collection.

Date published: 2019/02/18

Perk Group Africa (PGA) is a Utility Mapping & Consultancy service provider committed to providing cost-effective Solutions & Services to individuals and organizations, we work with organizations to build capacity and enhance skills to match the growing need for mapping capabilities.

It is from this background that we invite delegates to participate in the upcoming workshops. The ArcGIS and QGIS based courses on offer this year are;

·  Comprehensive GIS

·  GIS Fundamentals

·  Advanced GIS – Mapping and Spatial Analysis

·  Mobile Data Collection using ODK

·  GIS in Disaster Risk Management

·  GIS in Climate change adaptation

·  Monitoring and evaluation M&E

The course intakes are monthly, and the course schedule is available to download here.

Registration is currently ongoing:  To register, use the Online Form here.

 

1. Comprehensive GIS (10 days)

This 10-day comprehensive GIS course is designed to initiate participants to GIS from a basic level and take them through to advanced aspects of raster data management, manipulation, and spatial data analysis.

Audience:

The course is designed for individuals who are new to GIS and wish to learn what GIS is and how one can use it in their area of specialization.

Course Objectives

To deliver skills to individuals new to GIS to successfully use GIS software in a professional setting.

The course has a strong practical approach hence participants will gain experience in field data collection, network analysis and the construction, manipulation, and interpretation of raster data sets in a GIS environment.

Learning Outcomes

·  Understand the key GIS tools in an appropriate and professional way, usage of vector and raster data information in order to develop complex spatial analysis.

·  Understand the fundamental concepts of Geographic Information Systems Technology.

·  Demonstrate proficiency in the basic and advanced functions of GIS software.

·  Demonstrate awareness of complex remote sensing and spatial analysis techniques.

·  Demonstrate advanced proficiency in map creation and design principles, including thematic map display, map projections, and cartographic design.

·  Demonstrate proficiency in the creation and acquisition of spatial data.

·  Understand possible difficulties encountered in the execution of GIS projects and their solutions through advanced practical exercises.

Requirements:

Participants should know how to use Windows-based software for basic file management and browsing.

Course Fee: USD 1800

REGISTRATION is currently ongoing:  To register, use the Online Form HERE.

2. GIS Fundamentals

G.I.S Fundamentals workshop will provide the foundation for understanding GIS, the basic functions, GIS Terminology, and demonstrate how GIS can be applied to real-world applications by creating maps and doing some simple spatial analysis

Prerequisites and recommendations:

No GIS experience required. This is a beginner level class. Participants should know how to use Windows-based software for basic file management and browsing.

Course Goals:

·  understanding of GIS terms and the basic functionality

·  Explain what a GIS is and why it’s a powerful tool.

·  Finding data and using the data to create maps.

·  Display map data using symbology and labels

·  Perform simple GIS Analysis

Course Fee: USD 950

REGISTRATION is currently ongoing:  To register, use the Online Form HERE.

3. ADVANCED GIS (Mapping and Spatial Analysis)

This 5-day course is designed for participants already familiar with the basics of GIS and wants to improve on their skills.

The course is designed to focus on advanced aspects of raster data management, manipulation, and spatial data analysis.

By completing this course, participants will be able to: -

·  Understand the advanced concepts of QGIS.

·  Highlight the importance and utility of a Geographic Information System (GIS), especially in the elaboration of complex spatial analysis with applicability in engineering design, topography, geology, hydrology, and many more disciplines.

·  Learn about advanced GIS tools and their applications, create topologies for vector editing, network analysis for various applications like finding the best route, closest facility, service area around a location and much more.

·  Effectively communicate and present project results in oral, written, and graphic forms.

·  Explore all possible difficulties which may be encountered in the execution of GIS projects and their solutions through practical advanced exercises.

Requirements:

Participants should know how to use Windows-based software for basic file management and browsing, prior GIS experience is mandatory.

Course Fee: USD 950

REGISTRATION is currently ongoing:  To register, use the Online Form HERE.

4. Mobile Phone-Based Data Collection using Open Data Kit (ODK)

Audience:

This course is designed for field data collection professionals, researchers, and anyone who needs an efficient technology to collect data.

Training Objectives

This course seeks to offer a practical understanding of the Open Data Kit (ODK), and how to use it to collect data using Android devices.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

·  Create a questionnaire forms using three different applications

·  Manage the aggregate central server in terms of users, rights, form uploads/downloads, filters, and exports.

·  Read, modify and/or debug a form in its XML format

·  Download, use and set the parameters of ODK and Kobo collect for optimal use

·  Incorporate advanced form features such as picture questions, cascading, repeat groups, multilingualism, calculated variables, photo and sound variables, and graphic annotation

·  Export and analyze responses using different platforms.

Requirements:

Participants should know how to use Windows-based software for basic file management and browsing.

Course Fee: USD 950

REGISTRATION is currently ongoing:  To register, use the Online Form HERE.

5. GIS in Monitoring and Evaluation

Audience

The course is designed for representatives from government, project teams, NGOs, development organizations, consultancies, etc. that are typically employed as project managers and directors, M&E specialists, technical specialists, and researchers.

Training Objectives

·  Understand key concepts in M&E and GIS

·  Discuss new technologies being adopted in project monitoring and evaluation: Mobile phones in M&E, Participatory video for M&E: supporting bottom-up learning, Making real-time M&E a reality through ICT

·  Learn about the working of M&E information management systems

·  Learn how to collect data using mobile phones and GPS

·  Learn how to integrate existing M&E data with GIS

·  Learn how to analyze and visualize M&E data with the aid of GIS techniques

·  Learn how to integrate GIS into M&E activities

Requirements:

Participants should know how to use Windows-based software for basic file management and browsing.

Course Fee: USD 950

REGISTRATION is currently ongoing:  To register, use the Online Form HERE.

6. GIS & RS IN DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT.

The course is designed for 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.

Learning Objectives

This course is job oriented and aims to transfer 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.

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

Requirements:

Participants should know how to use Windows-based software for basic file management and browsing.

Course Fee: USD 950

REGISTRATION is currently ongoing:  To register, use the Online Form HERE.

7. GIS and RS for Climate change impact analysis and adaptation

This training will offer a set of methods and techniques that use GIS and Remote Sensing for analysis and monitoring climate change, with applications in climate change impacts and adaptation.

The course is designed for professionals who require knowledge and skills on the use of GIS and Remote Sensing in Climate Change Impact Analysis and Adaptation.

Upon completion of the course, the participants will be able to:

·  Evaluate the spatial data requirements in Climate Change Analysis and Adaptation

·  Assess spatial data availability and analysis

·  Apply GIS and RS for designing implementations of large scale early warning systems

·  Use participatory GIS (PGIS) at the community level

·  Use Mobile data gathering techniques

·  Design and implement their own GIS projects that integrate remote sensing data, and GPS-based field information

Requirements:

Participants should know how to use Windows-based software for basic file management and browsing.

Course Fee: USD 950

REGISTRATION is currently ongoing:  To register, use the Online Form HERE.

Notes:

·  Group discount applies depending on the number of participants.

·  In-House training for these courses can be arranged, and we are open to conducting the course in the client's premises/country.

·  We have good accommodation that we recommend to our guests ranging from USD 80 onwards.

·  Due to the practical nature of the courses, classes are limited to few slots offered on a first-come-first-served basis.