GIS for Monitoring and Evaluation Course

Course date: 11/05/2020 to 22/05/2020 Duration: 10 Days Course fee: USD 1,600, KES 130,000

INTRODUCTION

The training will help project managers apply GIS to monitor and evaluate the activities of specific projects in an effort to document positive outcomes, increase sustainability and develop effective solutions to problems discovered. Through this training, we will examine some ways we can use maps to define, measure and display project outcomes. By using the GIS to link data from multiple programs the training will make it possible to understand the individual programs better but also better understand the relationship between the programs. Spatial analysis techniques will also help with deriving outcomes measures. To achieve set objectives, the training will also explore the technical topic of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) methods that are used worldwide in many development projects and the application of technical tools of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for project monitoring and management.

 

DURATION

10 Days

 

 

COURSE 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 exiting 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

 

 

COURSE OUTLINE

Module 1

M&E Refresher

  • Introduction to M&E
  • Key components of M&E
  • Challenges facing M&E Designing an M&E system
  • Results chain and impact pathways
  • M&E frame works
  • Theory of change

 

Module 2

Communicating M&E results

  • Developing a GIS integrated communication system
  • Why is communication important in GIS?
  • Presentation of findings/results

 

Module 3

New technologies being adopted in project M&E

  • GIS
  • Mobile phones in M&E
  • Participatory videos for M&E
  • Supporting bottom-up learning
  • Making real-time M&E a reality through ICT
  • Examples of M&E systems incorporating GIS

 

Module 4

Introduction to concepts of GIS and remote sensing

  • GIS software
  • GIS system installation and setup
  • GIS Data sources and types

 

Module 5

Spatial data collection techniques for project management

  • Using GPS
  • Using GPS utility software for managing and downloading and managing data
  • Working with data from different sources
  • Attributes manipulation in GIS

 

Module 6

  • Using Mobile Phones for GIS data collection(ODK and KoBoToolbox
  • Importing GPS data to Quantum GIS

 

Module 7

Visualizing project data

  • Understand map layers in GIS
  • Composing a GIS layout from GIS layers
  • Difference between a map and a layout
  • Navigate maps
  • Bringing tabular/spreadsheet data into a GIS (Excel, SPSS, Access )
  • Connecting visual map features and tabular data
  • Selecting subsets of map features from geo processing
  • Finding map features
  • Use data sorting records and labeling features to produce information
  • Key elements of a map
  • Composing a map
  • Case study

 

Module 8

GIS and GPS for M&E

  • General Principles of Monitoring and Evaluation Systems
  • Integrating M&E and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Deciding if M&E-GIS is Appropriate for specific projects
  • Developing an M&E-GIS System for projects
  • Creating Maps Supporting Monitoring and Evaluation Systems
  • Selecting GIS Software
  • Defining the Data Requirements and Key Indicators

 

Module 9

  • Defining the Data Collection Process
  • Designing and Creating the Data Input Table
  • Map making
  • Creating the Thematic Map

 

Module 10

Updating data in the M&E-GIS system

  • Getting Periodic Reports from the Field

 

Preparing monitoring and evaluation reports /communicating results

  • Preparing the Working Project Reporting Maps
  • Case Study

 

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TRAINING CUSTOMIZATION

This training can also be customized for your institution upon request. You can also have it delivered your preferred location.

For further inquiries, please contact us through Mobile: +254 732 776 700 or Email: training@fineresultsresearch.org

 

REQUIREMENTS

Participants should be reasonably proficient in English.  During the trainings, participants should come with their own laptops.

 

TRAINING FEE

The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

 

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact us through Mobile: +254732776700 or Email: training@fineresultsresearch.org

 

PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to FineResults Research Limited bank before commencement of training. Send proof of payment through the email: training@fineresultsresearch.org

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

        All requests for cancellations must be received in writing.

        Changes will become effective on the date of written confirmation being received.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Date: 11/05/2020 to 22/05/2020 Duration: 10 Days Course fee: USD 1,600 , KES 130,000
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