ICT for Disaster Response

Event Organisers: 

Indepth Research Services (IRES)

Co-organisers: 

Date: 

28/09/2015 to 02/10/2015

Registration Deadline: 

Monday, September 21, 2015

Description: 

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. This course looks at a variety of real world examples from organizations working in the field and analyzes some of the key challenges related to access, implementation, scale, and verification that these new technologies can present. 

Some of the objectives of the training are: manage specific software platforms and utilize various technological tools for responding to and managing crises; design dynamic and effective strategies for using technology platforms and tools to respond to challenges in the field; and develop confidence and critical self-awareness in working with social media, maps, and mobile technologies. 

Target Audience: 

The course is designed to assist professionals in developing concrete strategies and technological skills to work amid this rapidly evolving landscape.

Venue: 

IRES Training Centre, Njema Court, R2 Rhapta Road

Venue City: 

Nairobi

Venue Country: 

Language of event: 

English

Training type: 

academic
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