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Training: Use of GIS and Remote Sensing in Disaster Risk Management

Time and Duration
Registration Deadline: 
Mon, 19/08/2013
Venue City: 
Nairobi
Basic Information
Date: 
02/09/2013 - 06/09/2013
Venue: 
Sportsview Hotel, Kasarani
Venue Country: 
Kenya
Event Organisers: 

Indepth Research Services (IRES)

Language of event: 
English
Training Details
Training Event Type: 
Training Event
Training Target Audience: 
The course is targeted at participants who require knowledge and skills on the use of GIS and RS in their organization for disaster risk management, disaster management, or disaster risk reduction, Early Warning.
Is a certificate Issued?: 
Certificate issued
Training Requirements: 

The training is designed for participants with reasonable reading and understanding skills in English. It is an advantage, but not a prerequisite, that the participants have prior knowledge in Diasaster Risk Management and a basic working knowledge in GIS and Remote Sensing technologies. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.

Training Tuition: 
930.00 USD
Tuition Remarks: 

Accommodation is arranged upon request but not included in the tuition fee.

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