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      July 27, 2020

      Monday   8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

      Fahari Palace Apartments, along Church Road,
      Nairobi, Nairobi Municipality +254

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      ICT for Disaster Response

      Dear all,
      RE: ICT for Disaster Response
      FineResults Research Services would like to invite you to high impact training ICT for Disaster Response to be held in Nairobi from 27th -31st July, 2020.
      Course Name: ICT for Disaster Response
      Date: 27th -31st July, 2020.
      Venue: FineResults Research Training Centre, Nairobi, Kenya
      Cost: USD 800
      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. This course covers the use of ICT in disaster response using real case studies for better clarity.

      5 days.

      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

      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!
      Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact us through Mobile: +254 732 776 700 / +254 759 285 295 or Email:

      Payment should be transferred to FineResults Research Services Limited bank before commencement of training. Send proof of payment through the email:

      Visit our website for more details

      How to participate
      Individual Registration

      Contact information
      TEL: +254 732 776 700 / +254 759 285 295
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      Cost: Payment required - 800.00

      Categories: Education

      Register here
      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.