This course provides a comprehensive understanding of GIS concepts and its applications in disaster risk reduction and strengthening the resilience of women and girls to natural disasters. The course is broken down into five (5) modules namely:
- Disaster Management
- Risk Assessment
- Women-Centered Disaster Risk and Resilience in SIDS
- Introduction to GIS
- Introduction to HOTOSM
This course enables students to understand the value of open geospatial data, and prepares them to participate in the Open Cities Mapping project in Jamaica
By the end of this course, students should be able to:
- To understand the fundamentals of GIS and its uses in disaster risk management
- To understand hazard vulnerability
- To understand the vulnerabilities of women and girls during natural disasters and learn how to strengthen their resilience.
- To understand disaster and risk management, mitigation strategies and ways of building the disaster resilience capacity of women and girls
- To learn the fundamentals of the HOTOSM platform
Who is this course for?
This course is for persons aged 15 and older with an interest in geospatial data and its applications in disaster risk reduction with a focus on vulnerable groups, specifically women and girls.
What do I need to know?
Participants should have completed the CSOD Basic digital skills Program, or equivalent digital skills training
Structure of the Course
This course is broken down into five (5) modules, namely:
- Module 1 – Disaster Management: equips trainees with an in-depth understanding of disaster and risk management as well as mitigation strategies.
- Module 2 – Risk Assessment: provides a comprehensive understanding of hazard vulnerability
- Module 3 – Women-Centered Disaster Risk and Resillience in SIDS: provide trainees with the relevant knowledge of how to strengthen the resilience of women and girls, ensuring that the lives and livelihoods of women and girls are resilient to disasters and threats,
- Module 4 – Introduction to GIS: provides a comprehensive understanding of G.I.S and its applications in disaster risk reduction.
- Module 5 – Introduction to HOTOSM: introduces students to mapping concepts and OpenStreetMap