RE: ICT FOR DISASTER RESPONSE COURSE.
Course Name: ICT For Disaster Response Course
Venue: Tech for Development Training Center, Nairobi, Kenya
Event Date: 4th to 8th Nov,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:
Critically analyse both the opportunities and the pitfalls that emerge when working with technology to respond to crises
Connect relevant development and humanitarian approaches to the technological strategies and tools discussed in the course
Manage specific software platforms and utilize various technological tools for responding to and managing crises
Design dynamic and effective strategies for using technology platforms and tools to respond to challenges in the field
Develop confidence and critical self-awareness in working with social media, maps, and mobile technologies
Participants will have access to all course content for at least 4 months after course completion so the material can be completed and revisited later.
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 Social Media was Used 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
Mapping the Crisis - New Techniques for Disaster Response and Preparedness
Differences Between Ushahidi and Open Street Map
Producing and using maps for disaster response
Damage mapping with Open Street Map (with examples from the Haiti, West Africa, Philippines and - hopefully - Nepal)
How Maps are Supporting the Ongoing Ebola Response
Online Mapping without a Mobile Internet Connection
Crowdsourcing Remote Mapping and Image Identification
Tools: OpenStreetMap, Ushahidi, TomNod, Field Papers
ICT tools for tracing and restoring family links
Mobile Response: How Mobile Technology is Changing Disaster Response
Collecting Data in the Field with 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
Looking Ahead: Where New Technologies are Taking Us
What Roles can Drones play in Humanitarian Emergencies
Using the Web for De-Centralized Disaster Response
The Responsibility to Protect Data - How NGOs can Protect Sensitive Information
Presentation of course project by participants
This training course can also be tailored for your organization. This way, your organization will benefit by:
Using own datasets and tools during the training.
Being able to choose areas of interest you wish the trainer to put more emphasis on.
Taking the course in-house or at a venue of choice.
Cutting on the cost of transport and accommodation.
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How to participate
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