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April 2018

International Training on Research Design & Methodology, Data management, Analysis, Inferences and Reporting (23rd April to 4th, May, 2018. Nairobi, Kenya)

23 April - 4 May
Appleton Resort Westlands, Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya + Google Map

INTRODUCTION In order to conduct and evaluate any research, it is important to come up and embrace appropriate research Design & Methodology, Data management, Analysis, Inferences and Reporting standards for decision making. Without appropriate research design and methodology, the entire process is distorted interfering with the integrity of data collect leading to inaccurate and inappropriate analysis of research findings. Improper statistical analyses distort scientific findings, mislead casual readers, and may negatively influence the public perception of research. This training aims…

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Mobile Phone Based Data Collection Using ODK and Mapping Training (30th April – 4th, May, 2018, Nairobi Kenya)

30 April - 4 May
Versed Professional Services, 9656-00300
Nairobi, n 00300 Kenya
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INTRODUCTION Mobile Phone Based Data Collection using ODK has been acknowledged world-wide by researchers, non-governmental organizations, relief agencies and health ministries among other organization as very useful and convenient data collection method substituting paper based data collection method. This training will equip participants with the ability to put in place all the pieces required for a mobile data collection system. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? This is a general training targeting participants undertaking projects, surveys, programs or other related activities which involves…

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Training on Data Processing using Census and Survey Processing System (CSPro) (30th April to 4th, May, 2018) Kenya

30 April - 4 May
Versed Professional Services, 9656-00300
Nairobi, n 00300 Kenya
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INTRODUCTION The data processing is responsible for manual editing and coding of questionnaires, data entry, computer editing and tabulation of products like the population database for all Surveys and Censuses. The data processing division has established its editing, coding and data entry in different spaces of place. The Census and Survey Processing System (CSPro) is a tool for entering, editing, tabulating and disseminating data from surveys and censuses. This training is very practical consisting of demonstrations, practical exercises and tests.…

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ODK for Monitoring and Evaluation Training (30th April – 4th May, 2018, Nairobi Kenya)

30 April @ 08:00 - 4 May @ 17:00
Versed Professional Services, 9656-00300
Nairobi, n 00300 Kenya
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INTRODUCTION Data collection and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) have always been an integral parts of development work. In the past, these tasks were performed with paper and pen, which made them prone to error, difficult to conduct on a large scale, and high in transaction costs. ICT tools such as mobile devices and software that allows users to create surveys, collect, manage and upload data to storage facilities in real-time, have reduced the conventional challenges associated with remote data collection…

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May 2018

GIS Data Collection, Management, Analysis, Visualization and Mapping Training

14 May - 25 May
Appleton Resort Westlands, Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya + Google Map

INTRODUCTION This training introduces students to both the social and technical aspects of digital mapping. Students will learn fundamental concepts and techniques in cartography and GIS, including file types, data classification, projections and coordinate systems and elementary analytical techniques in a range of desktop and web-based mapping platforms. In addition to providing the fundamental technical competencies necessary to create maps, students will develop the critical awareness required to effectively communicate complex social processes through maps. LEARNING OBJECTIVES After completing this…

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GIS Disease Surveillance Monitoring Training

14 May - 18 May
Appleton Resort Westlands, Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya + Google Map

INTRODUCTION This course is technically designed to suit professionals in the job market through imparting practical skills on how to use GIS to overcome the major challenges faced during phases of a disease outbreak, surveillance, and monitoring. Participants will acquire hands-on skills in the use of Geographic Information System (GIS) as a tool to capture, store, analyze, manage, and visualize disease cases data that is geographically linked. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? The course is targeted at professionals who require knowledge and…

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Gender and Development Training

21 May - 25 May
Appleton Resort Westlands, Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya + Google Map

INTRODUCTION This training is aimed at building the capacity and commitment of participants to undertake programs targeted at eradicating gender-based violence and to develop a new movement for gender equality. This course offers a detailed examination of the concepts of gender, gender-based violence, sexuality, and rights. It further seeks to explore the impact of gender-based violence on various sectors of development e.g, education, health and agricultural development. TRAINING OBJECTIVES The overall purpose of the training programme is to increase participant’s knowledge…

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Logistics, Commodity and Supply Management Training

21 May - 25 May
Appleton Resort Westlands, Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya + Google Map

INTRODUCTION Reliable and affordable supplies of commodities are critical for the success of any particular organization as it affects the quality of the services, their availability and also influences the cost of production. Therefore, an effective commodity management system must be in place to ensure their accessibility and effective utilization. This training program thus provides a platform for participants to understand skills for building, maintaining and sustaining an effective commodity supply systems. COURSE OBJECTIVE The core objective of this course…

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Information Security and Data Management Training

21 May - 25 May
Appleton Resort Westlands, Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya + Google Map

INTRODUCTION Vulnerabilities and lack of necessary security skills applicable to today’s technology environments have reached a crisis point and therefore, in order to maintain privacy required and to facilitate efficient communication between agencies, issues of information security, interoperability, and data management must be addressed. Information Security and Data Management training equip participants with knowledge and skills on how to integrate truly effective information security and data management best practices and standards to organizations existing processes, technology assets and management. INFORMATION…

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Sustainable Local Economic Development training

28 May - 1 June
Appleton Resort Westlands, Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya + Google Map

INTRODUCTION The focus of this course is on creating and managing multi-stakeholder processes that take place in the local and regional urban economy. Regions and localities are faced with two major trends in opposite directions: internationalization and decentralization. Internationalization exacerbates the interactions between the global and the local levels but operates selectively. KEY TAKEAWAYS Conceptualizing local economic development studies Why has LED become an issue? - Globalization, cohesion, and competitiveness Why has LED become an issue? - Decentralization and Local…

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Grant Management Training

28 May - 1 June
Appleton Resort Westlands, Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya + Google Map

INTRODUCTION This course is comprehensive on grants management and fundraising, spanning the grants lifecycle from pre-award through grant closeout. The course provides the Federal, pass-through, and recipient workforces with the knowledge and skills they need to improve the program and public accountability, efficiency, and outcomes for beneficiaries. DURATION 5 days. WHO SHOULD ATTEND Program managers, Finance and non-finance managers, administrative staff of grant-receiving/ granting organizations, administrators, sub-recipients, or persons involved in grants related activities and responsibilities within an organization or…

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Contingency Planning Training

28 May - 1 June
Appleton Resort Westlands, Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya + Google Map

INTRODUCTION Strengthening disaster preparedness at global, regional and national is critical to save lives, protect livelihoods and strengthen recovery from disasters and crises. However, significant gaps exist in the many international development systems in the coordination of disaster and emergency preparedness efforts. These can be addressed by better-integrating contingency planning and business continuity planning into organizational processes through establishing agreed standards and tools for multi-hazard emergency preparedness. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? This training is meant for practitioners working in: the development…

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Training on Drought Contingency Planning

28 May - 1 June
Appleton Resort Westlands, Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya + Google Map

INTRODUCTION Strengthening drought disaster preparedness at global, regional and national is critical to save lives, protect livelihoods and strengthen recovery from disasters and crises. However, significant gaps exist in the many international development systems in the coordination of disaster and emergency preparedness efforts. These can be addressed by better integrating contingency planning into organizational processes through establishing agreed standards and tools for multi-hazard emergency preparedness. Drought contingency planning ensures that individuals and organizations know what to do when drought strikes, and have the systems and tools to respond in a timely…

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June 2018

GIS for Health Sector Programme Management Training

18 June - 22 June
Appleton Resort Westlands, Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya + Google Map

INTRODUCTION  This course offers an introduction to GIS and how it is used in public health and epidemiological research. It will introduce participants to the basics including working with and integrating spatial and non-spatial data; geographic scale and spatial precision; decoding; visualization; thematic mapping; and understanding spatial relationships. Specific skills and tools will be introduced in relation to assessing exposure to a range of environmental risks, and a particular focus will be given to methods for spatial linkage of exposure,…

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GIS application in Disaster Risk Reduction Training

18 June - 22 June
Appleton Resort Westlands, Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya + Google Map

INTRODUCTION Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have improved prospects for solving technical problems through the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for hazard mapping and modeling, the use of web-based data sources to facilitate research on disaster management and the use of searchable databases for hazard information. Not all Caribbean countries, however, have been able to fully utilize these opportunities. This course aims to impart practical skills on how to use GIS, to overcome the major challenges faced in all…

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Gender Mainstreaming in Project Development & Management Training

25 June - 29 June
Appleton Resort Westlands, Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya + Google Map

INTRODUCTION This course is designed to equip participants with gender mainstreaming skills for better management of community-based development programmes. The course will further provide participants with a concrete ‘step-by-step’ approach including hints and guidelines for developing and implementing a successful project from a gender-based perspective in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs. In this course, several issues and problem areas of project management for innovation will be covered. Particular attention will be paid to delivering products and services…

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Training on Participatory Monitoring & Evaluation (PM&E) for Development Projects/Programmes

25 June - 6 July
Appleton Resort Westlands, Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya + Google Map

INTRODUCTION Participatory monitoring and evaluation (PM&E) Training is designed to recognize and include communities as important stakeholders in data collection and evaluation. It expands the notion of accountability to answer not only whether organizations are fulfilling the terms of the funding they receive, but also whether they are fulfilling the needs and goals of the communities they serve. PM&E requires including community voices in monitoring and evaluation, and building the capacity of community members to become active partners in this process. This training aims to…

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