Refresher Courses 2016
In 2016 ITC together with her counterparts and financially supported by the Dutch government organizes three refresher courses in various countries around the world. These courses are open to alumni in these and neighbouring countries who completed any NFP-funded training or education programme at least two years before the scheduled starting date of the course concerned.
Innovative Geospatial Technologies for Improved Land and Food Governance: From Data Capture to Useful Information
31 October - 13 November 2016
Poverty eradication and good environmental resource governance are relevant to many governments in Africa – and the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN. Better natural resources information can greatly improve the lives of the poor in large suburbs of many African cities and increase the food security of these populations. More than 70% of the world’s land tenures are not recognised in formal systems, and East Africa represents a region where the problem is highly manifested. Traditional techniques used in these countries are unsuitable to overcome this situation: new geospatial technologies are needed to support the creation, maintenance, and use of land and agriculture local governance, as a key input to food security.
Vegetation Mapping and Monitoring Using Sentinel-2 Data
14 - 25 November 2016
Pretoria, South Africa
The Southern African region is facing several challenges related to food production and biodiversity conservation with the advent of rapid environmental change including land use and climate change. Droughts, bush encroachment, alien plant species invasion and biodiversity loss of large herbivores and mammals are some of the pertinent problems plaguing the region. The CSIR has carried out an extensive needs assessment on the application of remote sensing in forestry, agriculture and environment. Stakeholders in the region have expressed the need for better spatial information to guide policy formulation and decision making to deal with the above threats.
Geo-Health: Advanced GIS Techniques in Health Applications, Using a Blended Learning Approach
Dates will be announced soon
Many professionals have originally been trained either in GIS or in a combination of GIS and health. This course builds on the expertise brought in by the participants from either discipline and builds upon the skills taught in the original curriculum by offering a selection of more advanced cutting edge topics. We aim to enable participants to more effectively use spatial information and geo-information tools in dealing with a variety of public health issues. The course will not only highlight important public health challenges but also link these to actual health GIS applications and use open source software tools. you will be exposed to contemporary approaches and methods of spatial data handling and use of geo-information tools in the public health domain.
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