Food Security and Agriculture

Training Course on GIS in Disaster Risk Management

Course Overview

This GIS in Disaster Risk Management course will equip participants with the knowledge of the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in managing and mitigating disaster risks. This course is designed for professionals and practitioners involved in disaster management, emergency response, and resilience planning who want to leverage GIS technology to enhance their decision-making processes and improve disaster preparedness.

Through practical examples and hands-on exercises, participants will learn how GIS can assist in analyzing and visualizing spatial data to identify and assess hazards, vulnerabilities, and risks. They will acquire the skills to develop and implement GIS-based disaster management strategies, including spatial modeling, risk mapping, and scenario planning.

Course Duration

Online Training: 6 days

Classroom Training: 5 days

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to GIS in Disaster Risk Management

  • Understanding the Role of GIS in disaster risk management
  • Overview of key concepts and Principles in disaster risk reduction
  • Introduction to GIS software and tools for disaster risk management
  • Introduction to spatial data types and Sources for disaster risk analysis

Module 2: Data Collection and Management for Disaster Risk Management

  • Methods and Techniques for collecting spatial data in disaster risk management
  • Data quality assurance and management
  • Georeferencing and spatial data integration
  • Introduction to disaster risk data standards and interoperability

Module 3: Hazard Assessment and Risk Mapping

  • Identifying and assessing different types of hazards
  • Spatial analysis techniques for hazard mapping and vulnerability assessment
  • Developing risk maps and impact assessments using GIS
  • Integration of hazard data with demographic and infrastructure data

Module 4: Emergency Response and Preparedness

  • Role of GIS in emergency Response and decision-making
  • Spatial analysis for evacuation planning and route optimization
  • Real-time data integration and visualization for situational awareness
  • Creating decision support systems for emergency operations centers

Module 5: Resilience Planning and Post-Disaster Recovery

  • GIS applications in resilience planning and adaptive management
  • Spatial analysis for identifying vulnerable areas and prioritizing interventions
  • Assessing the effectiveness of disaster risk reduction measures using GIS
  • Case Studies and best practices in GIS for disaster risk management

Note: This outline provides a general structure for a 5-day training program on GIS in Disaster Risk Management. The specific content, activities, and duration of each session may be adjusted based on the target audience, learning objectives, and available time.

Classroom Training Schedule

Start Date End Date Location Cost Apply
Jul 22, 2024 Jul 26, 2024 Nairobi $ 1000 Register
Aug 26, 2024 Aug 30, 2024 Nairobi $ 1000 Register
Sep 30, 2024 Oct 04, 2024 Nairobi $ 1000 Register
Nov 04, 2024 Nov 08, 2024 Nairobi $ 1000 Register
Dec 09, 2024 Dec 13, 2024 Nairobi $ 1000 Register

Virtual Training Schedule

Start Date End Date Location Cost Apply
Aug 05, 2024 Aug 10, 2024 Online $ 400 Register
Sep 09, 2024 Sep 14, 2024 Online $ 400 Register
Oct 14, 2024 Oct 19, 2024 Online $ 400 Register
Nov 18, 2024 Nov 23, 2024 Online $ 400 Register

Registration Process

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Group Discounts

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Course Language

This Training course is offered in ENGLISH . Please indicate the language of choice during registration.

Training Approach

Our instructor-led trainings use well guided presentations, practical exercises, and group acivities. Participants are encouraged to bring any data relevant to their job responsibilities. Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.


Upon completion of training, the participant will be issued with a certificate of Completion.

Post Training Support

Our commitment our clients success extends beyond the training program. We offer ongoing 3 months support through Q&A sessions, online forums, and access to our expert instructors.

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