• GIS for Humanitarian
    23-25 October, 2018
    Esri Eastern Africa Training Center
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GIS for Humanitarian Assistance

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.

For decision makers i.e. Government officials & UN/NGO staff, this training will help demonstrate practical applications of geospatial technologies for disaster response in a motivating and meaningful way.

For technical focal points within government ministries & UN/NGO partners, 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.


This course focuses on the specific skills needed to support emergency relief efforts, with an emphasis on finding, importing, and managing spatial data in regions with poor infrastructures.

The aim of this training is to explore applications of GIS analysis in humanitarian assistance, and more broadly in emergency management.


The participants will be able to:
  • Understand what a geographic information system (GIS) is
  • Demonstrate an understanding of key applications of GIS for humanitarian assistance.
  • Illustrate ways to apply the geospatial technologies to humanitarian assistance.

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