• GIS for Humanitarian
    Assistance Training
    3-7 February, 2020
    Esri Eastern Africa Training Centre
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GIS is an essential tool for situational awareness to improve the flow of goods and services to populations at risk. Organizations involved in offering Humanitarian Assistance can use Geographic information products to support highly sensitive and important decision making. GIS data and analysis can be used for boundary delimitation and demarcation, field mission planning and operations, humanitarian intervention, logistics, resource allocation, and critical analysis and visualization for situational awareness and security.  The training will provide the step-by-step method of instruction on how to conduct data research and collection and translate it into a map development which will help them to transfer the skills learned during the training to real world GIS challenges in the field of humanitarian assistance.

Training Objective 

To impart knowledge on application of GIS in humanitarian assistance, and more broadly in emergency management.

Training Outcome

At the end of the training the trainee should be able to

  • Demonstrate an understanding of key applications of GIS for humanitarian assistance.
  • Illustrate ways to apply the geospatial technologies to humanitarian assistance.

Who can attend

The training is open for people working for NGO’s and Government departments involved in offering Humanitarian Assistance/Emergency response.



Training Content

  • Humanitarian GIS: Using basic tools and concepts.
  • Mapping thematic data.
  • Developing spatial data management skills. 
  • Generating spatial data during emergencies.
  • Using data models to create your own geodatabase.
  • Managing hazardous operations
  • Selecting sites with multiple spatial criteria.
  • Improving the design and operation of refugee camps.
  • Mobile Data Collection.


Delivery Method 

The training is hands-on, and it will include: Presentations, discussions, software demonstrations, Exercises and lesson reviews. The training will be facilitated by Esri’s certified instructor.


         Training Cost:

         USD 696 or KES 71,900  per person

             inclusive of 16% VAT

Training cost covers for training material, Lunch, refreshments and certificate of completion.