Conference 2019-12-23 12:00 a.m. 2019-12-27 12:00 a.m.
Course Name: ICT for Disaster Response Course
Venue: Tech for Development Training Center, Nairobi, Kenya
Event Date: 23rd to 27th Dec, 2019
Course Fee: KES 75,000 OR USD 1,100
Online Registration: Register here
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.
Some of these tools can help you complete your work faster and fewer mistakes some enable you to summon remote support on the fly in the middle of a disaster. Yet other tools help you make sense of the vast amount of information that is available and that can threaten to overwhelm you.
This course looks at a variety of real world examples from organizations working in the field and analyzes some of the key challenges related to access, implementation, scale, and verification that these new technologies can present. The course is designed to assist professionals in developing concrete strategies and technological skills to work amid this rapidly evolving landscape.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This course is beneficial too professional working in the management of disasters including decision makers, developing and planning officials, professionals in the housing, public works, governmental officials, and NGOs committed to disaster management. The course accommodates participants from all nations.
This course is designed for participants who are reasonably proficient in English and have an understanding of basic ICT concepts.
After the course, participants will be able to:
TOPICS TO BE COVERED
The course will be delivered through three modules:
Introduction & Social Media for Crisis Response
Mapping the Crisis - New Techniques for Disaster Response and Preparedness
Mobile Response: How Mobile Technology is Changing Disaster Response
Looking Ahead: Where New Technologies are Taking Us
Presentation of course project by participants
This instructor led training course is delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.
All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
This training course can also be tailored for your organization. This way, your organization will benefit by:
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HOW TO PARTICIPATE
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