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GIS for Disaster Risk Management Course - Upskill Development Institute

22nd to 26th February 2021

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Rapid population growth and urbanization combined with extreme climatic events are causing a rapid increase in vulnerability of communities exposed to hazardous events. As a result, disasters are increasingly taking a heavy toll on life and property. Growth both in urban and non-urban areas calls for integration of adequate measures to reduce the impact of disasters. There is increased need for risk- informed decision making in planning for effective coping mechanisms for disaster risk reduction. This course will create significant awareness among the disaster management Professionals regarding the importance of GIS usage.

Course Objective:

o Utilize spatial data, GIS and remote sensing in disaster risk assessment and management;

o Utilize existing sources of historical disaster information and elements at risk data;

o Apply GIS/remote sensing in hazard, vulnerability and risk assessment;

o Employ risk information in emergency preparedness planning;

o Visualize hazard and risk information; and

o Apply GIS/remote sensing to post-disaster damage assessment.


5 Days

Who should attend?

The course is open to all participants who are working or will be working in the organizations where spatial information is used or considered to be used for the purpose of disaster risk management, disaster management, or disaster risk reduction. There is no prerequisite GIS knowledge for participant who is interested in this course.

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    Upskill Development Institute (@upskill-development-institute)

    lives in Nairobi Kenya

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