GEOSS Workshop on Disaster Management & Humanitarian Assistance - Uganda
This preconference workshop focuses on geo-information technology and methods for disaster management and humanitarian assistance in the context of GEOSS. It provides background information on theme one of the AfricaGIS conference "Geospatial information for climate change, vulnerability and disaster risk reduction." The workshop will cover state of the art methods for disaster risk analysis. Tools will be presented for the risk analysis and damage assessment. Application of these methods will be supported by an inventory of the requirements for disaster management. Special attention will be given to the risk mapping and information provision during disastrous events through a simulation.
The workshop is aimed at people working in Africa in the area of disaster management and humanitarian assistance and will provide hands-on instruction in the use of the resources available in Africa to prepare and respond to disasters. It will prepare participants for further discussions at the AfricaGIS conference and give them sufficient background to develop systems for use in their own organisations. The target number of participants is 40 people. Funding will be available from the organisers for travel to the workshop.
|Event starts:||Saturday 24 October 2009|
|Event ends:||Sunday 25 October 2009|
|Organized by:||GEOSS, ITC|
|City where event takes place:||Kampala|
|Country where event takes place:||Uganda|