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ICT For Disaster Response

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Mon 20 January 2020
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Mon 20 January 2020 08:00 - Fri 24 January 2020 17:00
Fahari Palace Apartments, along Church Road, Nairobi Kenya , Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
Dear all,
RE: ICT For Disaster Response
FineResults Research Services would like to invite you to a high impact training on ICT For Disaster Response to be held in Nairobi from 20th- 24th January 2020

Event information
Course Name: ICT For Disaster Response
Venue: FineResults Research, Nairobi, Kenya
Event Date: 20th- 24th January 2020
Course Fee: KES 65000 or USD 800
Online Registration: REGISTER HERE
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

NB: We are offering you a half day, fun and interactive team building event!
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 / 254 759 285 295 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: 254 732 776 700 / 254 759 285 295 or Email: training@fineresultsresearch.org
 
PAYMENT
Payment should be transferred to FineResults Research Services bank account before commencement of training. Send proof of payment through the email: training@fineresultsresearch.org

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How to participate
Individual Registration
Contact information
Email:training@fineresultsresearch.org
TEL: 254 732 776 700 / 254 759 285 295
Website: fineresultsresearch.org/training/
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