TRAINING COURSE ON MANAGER’S ROLE IN CAPACITY BUILDING

TRAINING COURSE ON MANAGER’S ROLE IN CAPACITY BUILDING

Start Date: 23/12/2019 End Date: 24/12/2019 for 2 days
Register online: https://bit.ly/2SEsAKP

Organizer: DATA-AFRIQUE CONSULTANCY (www.data-afriqueconsultancy.org)
Course fee: KSH 28,000, USD 400

 

INTRODUCTION

Capacity development involves the tools and techniques applied to enhance development of an organization and improve organizational capacity building. This course will equip participants with the necessary tools to ensure capacity building within their organizations.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Understand the link between capacity building and organizational development
  • Develop strategies for collaborations of staff members within an organization
  • Learn to create a conducive environment in the work place where all employees are free to be innovative
  • Learn to deal with resistance
  • Understand leadership, mentorship and activities that facilitate development

DURATION

2 Days

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This course targets assistant directors and managers involved in capacity building within their organizations.

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Capacity building and development
  • Role of managers in capacity building
  • Situation-Behavior-Impact analysis
  • Values and Norms of capacity building
  • Power, influence and authority
  • Question thinking tools
  • Sphere of influence
  • Safety and resistance
  • Feedback (Giving and receiving)
  • Strategies of retention
  • Capacity building planning
  • Capacity building practices and ideas

GENERAL NOTES

  • This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works and case studies.
  • Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.
  • Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a certificate.
  • We can also do this as tailor-made course to meet organization-wide needs. Contact us to find out more: 
  • The training will be conducted at DATA-AFRIQUE TRAINING CENTRE, Nairobi Kenya.
  • The training fee covers tuition fees, training materials, lunch and training venue. Accommodation and airport transfer are arranged for our participants upon request.
  • Payment should be sent to our bank account before start of training and proof of payment sent to:

GIS FOR NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT TRAINING

GIS FOR NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT TRAINING

Start Date: 16/12/2019 End Date: 20/12/2019 for 5 days
Register online: https://bit.ly/2GeFLvW
Organizer: DATA-AFRIQUE CONSULTANCY (www.data-afriqueconsultancy.org)
Course fee: KSH 70,000, USD 1,000

INTRODUCTION

As natural resource managers—biologists, botanists, ecologists, environmental regulators, hydrologists, planners, miners, petroleum engineers, foresters, and farmers—you rely on the analytical power of GIS for help in making critical decisions as you manage the earth’s resources.

There is no simple answer to our environmental and natural resource concerns, but whether you are restoring habitats, planting crops, drilling for oil, or monitoring endangered species there is increasing optimism that the application of GIS tools will help us become a more sustainable planet.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Collect, interpret, and manage spatial information using remote sensing and information systems
  • Support planning and decision making processes in natural resource management using the information acquired.
  • Understand geoinformation in relation to natural resource management.

DURATION

5 days

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Biologists, botanists, ecologists, Foresters, NGO staff, Government officials in environment and conservation, environmental regulators, hydrologists, planners, miners, petroleum engineers, foresters, and farmers.

COURSE CONTENT

  • Introduction to GIS and Remote sensing and in Natural Resource Management (NRM)
  • Collection of GIS data for NRM
  • Analysis of the data collected
  • Ground verification of data
  • Application of GIS on:
    • Watershed management
    • Desertification
    • Determination of soil types and moisture content
    • Land use analysis using GIS
    • Slope information identification and analysis
  • Application of GIS in Biodiversity Management
    • Flora and Fauna Management
    • Conservation Biology and GIS
    • Ecotourism and Community-based nature conservation
    • Protected area management and  conflict resolution
    • Biodiversity conservation & eco-tourism
    • Habitat Characterization and Management
    • Wildlife economics and value chain
    • Ecotourism planning, & entrepreneurship
    • Landscape ecology, culture diversity & eco-tourism

GENERAL NOTES

GIS AND SPATIAL ANALYSIS FOR AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY TRAINING

GIS AND SPATIAL ANALYSIS FOR AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY TRAINING

Start Date: 16/12/2019 End Date: 20/12/2019 for 5 days
Register online: https://bit.ly/2Go1ZuK
Organizer: DATA-AFRIQUE CONSULTANCY (www.data-afriqueconsultancy.org)
Course fee: KSH 70,000, USD 1,000

INTRODUCTION               

Increasing food demands due to high rates of population growth and major changes in political and economic and social systems have created an urgent need to develop new and revise many existing agricultural systems and practices. With climate change being a common global phenomenon, humanity continues to grapple with its effects among them being food insecurity, drought, and famine. Agriculture is essentially a spatial phenomenon which is not independent of location.

The three determinants of food security are availability, access, stability, and utilization. Food availability is associated with geographical and agricultural determinants of each area, such as domestic production, import capacity, food stocks, water availability, agriculture land, population density and distribution

GIS is an exploration tool into the use of spatial reasoning methods, to identify regions at risk, due to inadequate food and water resources, which are a result of inherent environmental scarcity. GIS provides a set of tools for evaluating and understanding food security. Several strategies have been developed using GIS and remote sensing techniques, which contribute knowledge and understanding to food security.

This training will seek to understand GIS techniques, which examine local food environments, assess changes in land use and land cover, and identify areas of importance in specific regions to determine the relationships between biophysical and socioeconomic attributes.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Basic concepts of GIS
  • A refresher on sustainable agriculture and food security
  • Spatial data sources for agriculture and food security
  • Analysis of spatial agriculture and food security data
  • Creation of food security risk maps

DURATION

5 Days

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

The course targets government representatives, project teams, NGOs, multi and bilateral development organizations, consultancies, etc, who work as Agricultural specialists, project managers, researchers and technical specialists.

COURSE CONTENT

Module 1: Basics of GIS

  • Concepts and terminologies of GIS
  • Spatial information introduction
  • Agriculture and food security concepts introduction
  • Introducing GIS in agriculture and food security
  • GIS system installation planning
  • GIS software

Module 2: Basics of Agriculture and Food Security

  • Food Security
  • Food System
  • Food Chain

Module 3: Agriculture Spatial Data Collection

  • Data sources for disease information mapping
  • Mobile data collection using ODK.
  • Data collection using handheld GPS devices
  • Integrating GPS and ODK data into a GIS environment

Module 4: Spatial Analysis of Agriculture Related Data

  • Creating yield maps
  • Analysis of precision agriculture data

Module 5: Creation of Food Security Risk Maps

GIS application in Agriculture

  • GIS in yield monitoring and mapping
  • Using GIS to report food security information
  • Food security early warning systems and drought monitoring
  • Characterizing soil spatial variability
  • Site‐specific soil management: prescription maps
  • Use of GIS and remote sensing in food security analysis

GENERAL NOTES

GIS AND REMOTE SENSING IN CONSERVANCY AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT COURSE

GIS AND REMOTE SENSING IN CONSERVANCY AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT COURSE

Start Date: 16 /12/2019 End Date: 20/12/2019 for 5 days
Register online: https://bit.ly/2Gr2bJQ
Organizer: DATA-AFRIQUE CONSULTANCY (www.data-afriqueconsultancy.org)
Course fee: KSH 70,000, USD 1,000

INTRODUCTION

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) involve collecting/capturing, storing, processing, manipulating, analyzing, managing, retrieving and displaying geo-referenced data. Remote sensing is the acquisition of information about an object or phenomenon without making physical contact with the object. Wildlife management requires reliable and consistent information on the abundance, distribution of species and their habitats as well as threats. Therefore, the application of remote sensing (RS) and geographic information system (GIS) in the wildlife management and conservation aids in data collection and analysis of wildlife abundance, their distribution as well as providing data suitable for conservation planning and management.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • To introduce participants to the principles of GIS and Remote Sensing
  • To introduce participants to concepts of wildlife management and conservation
  • To expose participants to data capture, input, manipulation and display by GIS
  • To introduce participants to GPS/GNSS systems
  • To explain to the participants GIS database requirement and development for wildlife management and conservation
  • To introduce participants to the application GIS and Remote Sensing techniques in wildlife management and conservation
  • To develop sound basis of understanding applications of GIS and RS in Wildlife management and conservation through case studies

DURATION

5 Days

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This course targets individuals working with wildlife especially the vets, tour guides, rangers, and all persons interested in learning about how to use GPS on wildlife.

COURSE CONTENT

This course reviews the application of remote sensing and GIS techniques in wildlife management and conservation under the following themes:

Module 1: Introduction and definitions of key concepts

  • Introduction to GIS and remote sensing in wildlife management and conservation
  • Introduction to GIS software
    • Planning for a GIS system installation
    • Working with a GIS software

Introduction to GPS

  • GPS data collection
  • GPS data download

Module 2: GIS data management

  • GIS data sources
  • Database creation and maintenance
  • Working with Data from different sources
  • Integrating GPS data into GIS
  • GPS application in spatial database development

Module 3: Mapping

  • Mapping wildlife distribution
  • Mapping wildlife resource requirements
  • Mapping and modeling habitat suitability for Wildlife
    • Habitats and habitat maps
    • Mapping suitability for wildlife
    • Accuracy of suitability maps
    • Modeling species-environment relationships
  • Transferability of species
  • Innovative mapping of wildlife and its physical Environment

Module 4: Analysis and Monitoring using GIS and remote sensing

  • Use of GIS and remote sensing in Spatial Analysis and Visualization
  • Monitoring Habitat Characteristics Using GIS and Remote Sensing

Module 5: public participation and mobile data gathering

  • Gathering GIS data using mobile phones
  • Participatory GIS

Case studies in conservancy and wildlife management

GENERAL NOTES

GIS AND REMOTE SENSING IN CONSERVANCY AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT COURSE

GIS AND REMOTE SENSING IN CONSERVANCY AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT COURSE

Start Date: 16 /12/2019 End Date: 20/12/2019 for 5 days
Register online: https://bit.ly/2Gr2bJQ
Organizer: DATA-AFRIQUE CONSULTANCY (www.data-afriqueconsultancy.org)
Course fee: KSH 70,000, USD 1,000

INTRODUCTION

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) involve collecting/capturing, storing, processing, manipulating, analyzing, managing, retrieving and displaying geo-referenced data. Remote sensing is the acquisition of information about an object or phenomenon without making physical contact with the object. Wildlife management requires reliable and consistent information on the abundance, distribution of species and their habitats as well as threats. Therefore, the application of remote sensing (RS) and geographic information system (GIS) in the wildlife management and conservation aids in data collection and analysis of wildlife abundance, their distribution as well as providing data suitable for conservation planning and management.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • To introduce participants to the principles of GIS and Remote Sensing
  • To introduce participants to concepts of wildlife management and conservation
  • To expose participants to data capture, input, manipulation and display by GIS
  • To introduce participants to GPS/GNSS systems
  • To explain to the participants GIS database requirement and development for wildlife management and conservation
  • To introduce participants to the application GIS and Remote Sensing techniques in wildlife management and conservation
  • To develop sound basis of understanding applications of GIS and RS in Wildlife management and conservation through case studies

DURATION

5 Days

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This course targets individuals working with wildlife especially the vets, tour guides, rangers, and all persons interested in learning about how to use GPS on wildlife.

COURSE CONTENT

This course reviews the application of remote sensing and GIS techniques in wildlife management and conservation under the following themes:

Module 1: Introduction and definitions of key concepts

  • Introduction to GIS and remote sensing in wildlife management and conservation
  • Introduction to GIS software
    • Planning for a GIS system installation
    • Working with a GIS software

Introduction to GPS

  • GPS data collection
  • GPS data download

Module 2: GIS data management

  • GIS data sources
  • Database creation and maintenance
  • Working with Data from different sources
  • Integrating GPS data into GIS
  • GPS application in spatial database development

Module 3: Mapping

  • Mapping wildlife distribution
  • Mapping wildlife resource requirements
  • Mapping and modeling habitat suitability for Wildlife
    • Habitats and habitat maps
    • Mapping suitability for wildlife
    • Accuracy of suitability maps
    • Modeling species-environment relationships
  • Transferability of species
  • Innovative mapping of wildlife and its physical Environment

Module 4: Analysis and Monitoring using GIS and remote sensing

  • Use of GIS and remote sensing in Spatial Analysis and Visualization
  • Monitoring Habitat Characteristics Using GIS and Remote Sensing

Module 5: public participation and mobile data gathering

  • Gathering GIS data using mobile phones
  • Participatory GIS

Case studies in conservancy and wildlife management

GENERAL NOTES

GIS AND SPATIAL ANALYSIS FOR AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY TRAINING

GIS AND SPATIAL ANALYSIS FOR AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY TRAINING

Start Date: 16/12/2019 End Date: 20/12/2019 for 5 days
Register online: https://bit.ly/2Go1ZuK
Organizer: DATA-AFRIQUE CONSULTANCY (www.data-afriqueconsultancy.org)
Course fee: KSH 70,000, USD 1,000

INTRODUCTION                

Increasing food demands due to high rates of population growth and major changes in political and economic and social systems have created an urgent need to develop new and revise many existing agricultural systems and practices. With climate change being a common global phenomenon, humanity continues to grapple with its effects among them being food insecurity, drought, and famine. Agriculture is essentially a spatial phenomenon which is not independent of location.

The three determinants of food security are availability, access, stability, and utilization. Food availability is associated with geographical and agricultural determinants of each area, such as domestic production, import capacity, food stocks, water availability, agriculture land, population density and distribution

GIS is an exploration tool into the use of spatial reasoning methods, to identify regions at risk, due to inadequate food and water resources, which are a result of inherent environmental scarcity. GIS provides a set of tools for evaluating and understanding food security. Several strategies have been developed using GIS and remote sensing techniques, which contribute knowledge and understanding to food security.

This training will seek to understand GIS techniques, which examine local food environments, assess changes in land use and land cover, and identify areas of importance in specific regions to determine the relationships between biophysical and socioeconomic attributes.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Basic concepts of GIS
  • A refresher on sustainable agriculture and food security
  • Spatial data sources for agriculture and food security
  • Analysis of spatial agriculture and food security data
  • Creation of food security risk maps

DURATION

5 Days

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

The course targets government representatives, project teams, NGOs, multi and bilateral development organizations, consultancies, etc, who work as Agricultural specialists, project managers, researchers and technical specialists.

COURSE CONTENT

Module 1: Basics of GIS

  • Concepts and terminologies of GIS
  • Spatial information introduction
  • Agriculture and food security concepts introduction
  • Introducing GIS in agriculture and food security
  • GIS system installation planning
  • GIS software

Module 2: Basics of Agriculture and Food Security

  • Food Security
  • Food System
  • Food Chain

Module 3: Agriculture Spatial Data Collection

  • Data sources for disease information mapping
  • Mobile data collection using ODK.
  • Data collection using handheld GPS devices
  • Integrating GPS and ODK data into a GIS environment

Module 4: Spatial Analysis of Agriculture Related Data

  • Creating yield maps
  • Analysis of precision agriculture data

Module 5: Creation of Food Security Risk Maps

GIS application in Agriculture

  • GIS in yield monitoring and mapping
  • Using GIS to report food security information
  • Food security early warning systems and drought monitoring
  • Characterizing soil spatial variability
  • Site‐specific soil management: prescription maps
  • Use of GIS and remote sensing in food security analysis

GENERAL NOTES

GIS FOR NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT TRAINING

GIS FOR NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT TRAINING

Start Date: 16/12/2019 End Date: 20/12/2019 for 5 days
Register online: https://bit.ly/2GeFLvW
Organizer: DATA-AFRIQUE CONSULTANCY (www.data-afriqueconsultancy.org)
Course fee: KSH 70,000, USD 1,000

INTRODUCTION

As natural resource managers—biologists, botanists, ecologists, environmental regulators, hydrologists, planners, miners, petroleum engineers, foresters, and farmers—you rely on the analytical power of GIS for help in making critical decisions as you manage the earth’s resources.

There is no simple answer to our environmental and natural resource concerns, but whether you are restoring habitats, planting crops, drilling for oil, or monitoring endangered species there is increasing optimism that the application of GIS tools will help us become a more sustainable planet.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Collect, interpret, and manage spatial information using remote sensing and information systems
  • Support planning and decision making processes in natural resource management using the information acquired.
  • Understand geoinformation in relation to natural resource management.

DURATION

5 days

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Biologists, botanists, ecologists, Foresters, NGO staff, Government officials in environment and conservation, environmental regulators, hydrologists, planners, miners, petroleum engineers, foresters, and farmers.

COURSE CONTENT

  • Introduction to GIS and Remote sensing and in Natural Resource Management (NRM)
  • Collection of GIS data for NRM
  • Analysis of the data collected
  • Ground verification of data
  • Application of GIS on:
    • Watershed management
    • Desertification
    • Determination of soil types and moisture content
    • Land use analysis using GIS
    • Slope information identification and analysis
  • Application of GIS in Biodiversity Management
    • Flora and Fauna Management
    • Conservation Biology and GIS
    • Ecotourism and Community-based nature conservation
    • Protected area management and  conflict resolution
    • Biodiversity conservation & eco-tourism
    • Habitat Characterization and Management
    • Wildlife economics and value chain
    • Ecotourism planning, & entrepreneurship
    • Landscape ecology, culture diversity & eco-tourism

GENERAL NOTES

TRAINING COURSE ON GIS FOR DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT

TRAINING COURSE ON GIS FOR DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT

Start Date: 16/12/2019 End Date: 20/12/2019 for 5 days
Register online: https://bit.ly/2RHsj5g
Organizer: DATA-AFRIQUE CONSULTANCY (www.data-afriqueconsultancy.org)
Course fee: KSH 70,000, USD 1,000

INTRODUCTION

The information revolving around disaster risk is spatial. GIS is crucial in the assessment and management of disaster risk. Therefore, it is important to create awareness among professionals handling disaster risks on to the usage of GIS.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Understand the terminologies and meanings in relation to geospatial information technology
  • Describing the pros and cons of applying geospatial information to reduce risk during disasters
  • Application of GIS software (ESRI ArcGIS) to generate geographical information
  • Identify, search, access, collect, and assess geospatial information with respect to reducing disaster risks
  • Create maps via the use of GIS software
  • Implement GIS in assessment of disaster risk and planning of reduction of disaster risk

DURATION

5 Days

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This course targets individual in the Agricultural Extension sector (policy makers, senor officials and officers) collaborating with local communities, in finance corporations, governments, Public Health Officers, non-governmental organizations, and research companies supporting agricultural activities and developmental projects.

COURSE OUTLINE

Introduction to GIS for Disaster Risk Management

  • Disaster management terminologies
  • Remote sensing and GIS
  • Spatial data/information

Post-Disaster Impact and Damage Analysis

  • Disaster recovery and relief using satellite imagery
  • Preliminary damage assessment and impact analysis
  • Development of damage assessment

Pre-Disaster Risk Assessment

  • Assessment of risk
  • Risk elements and vulnerability assessment
  • Types of risk assessment; cost-benefit analysis and risk evaluation

Risk Information for Risk Reduction Planning

  • Risk evaluation
  • Risk information
  • Spatial planning and risk information

GENERAL NOTES

  • This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works and case studies.
  • Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.
  • Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a certificate.
  • We can also do this as tailor-made course to meet organization-wide needs. Contact us to find out more: 
  • The training will be conducted at DATA-AFRIQUE TRAINING CENTRE, NAIROBI KENYA.
  • The training fee covers tuition fees, training materials, lunch and training venue. Accommodation and airport transfer are arranged for our participants upon request.
  • Payment should be sent to our bank account before start of training and proof of payment sent to:

TRAINING COURSE ON MOBILE DATA COLLECTION USING ODK

TRAINING COURSE ON MOBILE DATA COLLECTION USING ODK

Start Date: 16/12/2019           End Date: 20/12/2019

Register online: https://bit.ly/2Dfl5QR

Organizer: DATA-AFRIQUE CONSULTANCY (www.data-afriqueconsultancy.org)
Course fee: KSH 70,000, USD 1,000

INTRODUCTION

Technology has introduced new ways of collecting data for monitoring and evaluation that does not require the use of papers such as through the Mobile Data Collection (MDC). Using the MDC data is collected on the phone and transmitted to a server for analysis. This training will equip the participants with skills to author, field and manage mobile data collection platform using ODK.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the training the participants will be able to:

  • Create survey forms using Build or XLSForms
  • Upload forms to an Aggregate server
  • Load forms into Collect on an Android device
  • Fill out forms with participants using Collect
  • Upload survey data from Collect to Aggregate
  • Analyze or export data in Aggregate

DURATION

5 Days

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This course is aimed at organizational staffs who are conducting field data collection activities.

COURSE OUTLINE

Introduction to Mobile Data Collection

  • Introduction to collection of mobile data
  • Platforms for collection of mobile data
  • Advantages of Mobile Applications
  • Challenges
  • Aggregation, storage, and dissemination of data
  • Types of questions in a questionnaire

Introduction to Open Data Kit (ODK)

  • Components of Open Data Kit (ODK)
    • ODK Form
    • ODK Collect Application Interface
    • ODK Aggregate
    • ODK Manage
  • Platforms and formats of ODK
  • Download and installation of ODK collect into mobile phones

Designing and Creating forms using ODK Build

  • Creating ODK Collect Forms
  • Downloading forms;
  • Using Excel to create ODK Data Collect Form
  • Creating and Publishing forms to Agregate or XML
  • Designing forms directly on:
  • ODK Build
  • Koboform builder
  • PurcForms

Creating and Designing XLS form

  • Introduction to XLS forms syntax
  • Manually creating XLS forms
  • Constraints & Skips
  • Form validation

ODK Collect

  • Installation and Setup of ODK Collect
  • Menus, Settings and Security of ODK Collect
  • Form Management in Collect
  • ODK Collect Best practices

ODK Aggregate Server

  • Using Google App Engine to set up own aggregate server
  • ODK Aggregate Server configuration
  • Creating a server
  • Uploading the form to aggregate server
  • Submission of completed data to aggregate server
  • Exporting data from ODK Aggregate as CSV
  • Importing ODK – CSV file into statistical applications

Visualizing Geographic Data

  • Direct download of data from Aggregate
  • Outputting data through;
  • Google Spreadsheet
  • Google Fusion Tables
  • GPS Coordinates (Google maps) exportation to Fusion Tables
  • GPS data exportation for Mapping/Visualizing (fusion map)
  • Data exportation to Fusion Tables using QGIS

GENERAL NOTES

  • This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works and case studies.
  • Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.
  • Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a certificate.
  • We can also do this as tailor-made course to meet organization-wide needs. Contact us to find out more: 
  • The training will be conducted at DATA-AFRIQUE TRAINING CENTRE, NAIROBI KENYA.
  • The training fee covers tuition fees, training materials, lunch and training venue. Accommodation and airport transfer are arranged for our participants upon request.
  • Payment should be sent to our bank account before start of training and proof of payment sent to:

LINKING EMERGENCY AID TO FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY TRAINING

LINKING EMERGENCY AID TO FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY TRAINING

Start Date: Start Date: 16/12/2019 End Date: 20/12/2019 for 5 days
Register online: https://bit.ly/2Gd9HZu

Organizer: DATA-AFRIQUE CONSULTANCY (www.data-afriqueconsultancy.org)
Course fee: KSH 70,000, USD 1,000
INTRODUCTION

Food insecurity and disasters are directly related; therefore, institutions dealing with food and nutrition security should be prepared for such adversities and device means to respond. Relief aid institutions also play part in maintenance of food and nutrition security in emergencies by providing relief aid. Food aid is all about providing food and related assistance to tackle hunger, either in emergency situations, or to help with deeper, longer-term hunger alleviation and achieve food security. Thus, this training programme is designed to enable participants to gain skills on how to prepare, measure, and respond to nutrition emergencies to sustain food security.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Understand classification of emergencies in particular famine and food crises. Food insecurity and malnutrition and how these have shaped operational response and practice.
  • Explore food and nutrition security context with the use of frameworks.
  • Use quantitative and qualitative methods to assess and monitor the food and nutrition security situations.
  • Study concepts of vulnerability, power, and gender in relation to emergencies and food and nutrition security.
  • Explore the links between relief and development.
  • Assess multi-stakeholder processes in relation to advocacy and change.

DURATION

5 days

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This course is intended for various actors in Agriculture Extension (Agricultural extension officers, senior agricultural officials and policy makers) working with communities, in governments, funding agencies, Research organizations and non-government organizations among others for Agriculture support activities and other Development programmes.

COURSE OUTLINE

Module 1:  Basic Concepts in Food and Nutrition Security Emergencies

  • What is food and nutrition security?
  • Causes and effects of food and nutrition emergencies
  • Key concepts and current issues in nutrition
  • classification of disasters
  • Preparedness for food and nutrition security emergencies
  • Transition from food aid induced dependency towards building resilience and sustainable livelihoods
  • Emergency food aid response and its significance
  • Food system resilience and indicators

Module 2: Food Security Analysis Frameworks

  • Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis (CFSVA),
  • Emergency Food Security Assessment (EFSA)
  • Joint Assessment Missions (JAM),
  • Crop and Food Supply Missions (CFSAM)
  • Nutritional surveys

Module 3: Data Collection and Analysis of Food and Nutrition Security

  • Collecting food data from households
  • Indicators of food and nutrition security
  • Calculating Indicators
  • Using indicators of food and nutrition security

Module 4: GIS and Remote Sensing Application in Food and Nutrition Security Analysis

  • Data collection
  • Reporting food security information using GIS
  • Food security early warning systems and disaster monitoring
  • Population targeting with GIS and remote sensing
  • Communicating food security information with GIS and remote sensing

Module 5: Food Aid and its Role in Nutrition Emergencies

  • What is food aid?
  • Major players in food aid
  • Benefits and problems with food aid
  • Link between relief and development: humanitarian, transitional and development food assistance

Module 6: Cross-cutting issues in Maintaining Food and Nutrition Security in Emergencies

  • Nutrition security and health
  • Vulnerability of smallholder rural households to food insecurity
  • Multi-stakeholder processes in relation to advocacy and change
  • Participatory approaches to restore food security in emergencies
  • Role of power, gender and the rural poor in food and nutrition security
  • Role of ICT in responding to nutrition emergencies
  • Monitoring and evaluation to enhance food security

GENERAL NOTES