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TCBF organizes training courses and workshops in Africa for EO and water specialists.

The TIGER Capacity Building Facility organises workshops and training sessions dedicated to cover the main common needs of the TIGER projects.

Training sessions are short courses and related activities, which primarily follow a "train-the-trainers" approach, enabling participants to transfer the acquired knowledge inside their own organisations and teams. The topics focus on the major common needs of the TIGER Projects and complement their tailored capacity building actions. The training sessions are open for the TIGER community, i.e. for the TIGER Projects and their related organizations.

Workshops aim at reviewing the progress of the TIGER Initiative, including the TCBF. These are the fora for discussing the results and making plans for the next steps.


Nr. Session type Topic/Task Date Location Organizer
1. 1st Training Course Basics of Earth Observation 24-29 Apr 2010 6th October City, Cairo (EGY) TUD / NBCBN
2. 2nd Training Course Advanced Optical EO: land cover, water quality 14-20 Oct 2010 Nairobi (KEN) ITC / RCMRD
3. 3rd Training Course Advanced Microwave EO: passive and active methods 20-24 Jun 2011 Delft (NL) TUD / AGRHYMET
4. 4th Training Course Advanced EO methods in water management 5-10 Dec 2011 Hartebeesthoek (ZA) ITC / WRC
5. Short Training on DDS and RWIS Training for DDS operators 9-10 Dec 2011 Hartebeesthoek (ZA) ITC / VITO / WRC
6. 5th Training Course Advanced EO methods in water management 12-15 Nov 2012 Lusaka (ZAM) ITC / WB
7. 6th Training Course Exploitation of EO for water management in the Mediterranean 3-5 Dec 2012 Frascati(IT) TUD / EMWIS-SEMIDE
8. 7th Training Course Base-line mapping of small water bodies with optical and SAR data 13-24 May 2013 Lusaka (ZAM) ITC / TUD / WB
9. 1st Regional Office Training Tiger training kit roll-out at SANSA 26-30 Aug 2013 Hartebeesthoek, South Africa ITC / TUD
10. 2ndth Regional Office Training Tiger training kit roll-out at RCMRD 16-20 Sept 2013 Nairobi, Kenya ITC / TUD
11. 8th Training Course Applications of EO in Water Management for stakeholders 23-25 Oct 2013 Tunis, Tunesia VITO / ISEGI
12. 1st Training of Trainers session Land cover Mapping based on training kit materials 18-22 Nov 2013 Pretoria, South Africa SANSA