ICT for Disaster Response

Course date: 26/08/2019 to 30/08/2019 Duration: 5 Days Course fee: USD 800, KES 65,000 Registration closed, view 2018 course calender

INTRODUCTION

This five (5) days training course explores how new information-, communication- and mapping technologies can be practically used to respond to disasters, augment situational awareness, improve relief coordination and much more. The digital revolution is changing disaster response. From the earthquake in Haiti to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the recent earthquake in Nepal, a range of new tools can help national and international organizations respond faster and more effectively. This course covers the use of ICT in disaster response using real case studies for better clarity.

 

DURATION

5 days.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

After the course, participants will be able to:

  • Assess the opportunities and challenges in the use of technology to respond to disasters
  • Integrating humanitarian approaches and development with technological strategies
  • Learn to manage and operate software platforms and technological tools in disaster response
  • Develop strategies to solve challenges during disasters using technological platforms
  • Develop self awareness and confidence in the use of maps, mobile technologies and social media

 

COURSE OUTLINE

Module 1:

Introduction & Social Media for Crisis Response

  • The Power of the Crowd: Digitizing the Response
  • Information Overload: Verification, Analysis, and Decision Making in Real-Time
  • How Case studies on the use of Social Media in Response to the Earthquake in Haiti, Nepal and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines
  • Tools: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tomnod, AIDR
  • Tools collaborative Mapping in a crisis

 

Module 2:

Mapping the Crisis - New Techniques for Disaster Response and Preparedness

  • Distinguishing between Ushahidi and Open Street Map
  • Maps for disaster response
  • Damage mapping with Open Street Map (with examples from the Haiti, West Africa, Philippines and - hopefully - Nepal)
  • Online Mapping without a Mobile Internet Connection
  • Crowdsourcing Remote Mapping and Image Identification
  • Tools: OpenStreetMap, Ushahidi, TomNod, FieldPapers
  • ICT tools for tracing and restoring family links

 

Module 3:

Mobile Response: How Mobile Technology is Changing Disaster Response

  • Field data collection using Mobile Devices
  • SMS Campaigns for Early Warning and Crisis Prevention
  • Smartphones and Apps for Disaster Response
  • Using Secondary Data to Track Population Movements
  • Tools: ODK, Kobo Toolkit, TextIt, Magpi, FrontlineSMS

 

Module 4:

Looking Ahead: Where New Technologies are Taking Us

  • Roles of Drones play in Humanitarian Emergencies
  • Utilization of the Web for De-Centralized Disaster Response
  • The Responsibility to Protect Data - How NGOs can Protect Sensitive Information

 

Module 5:

  • GIS and RS in Early Warning Systems

 

 

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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: 26/08/2019 to 30/08/2019 Duration: 5 Days Course fee: USD 800 , KES 65,000
Registration closed, view 2018 course calender
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