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GIS and Data Analysis for WASH Projects Training Workshop

This workshop aims to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Data Analysis techniques specifically tailored for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) projects. The training will cover both theoretical concepts and practical applications of GIS tools, focusing on industry-standard software like ArcGIS and QGIS.

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Online via Live Zoom Classes

2 Weeks

HG Training Center, Nairobi, Kenya

5 Days

Course Objectives
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and their direct applications in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) projects.
  • Acquire proficiency in collecting, managing, and analyzing spatial data relevant to WASH initiatives.
  • Develop skills in using industry-standard GIS software such as ArcGIS and QGIS for mapping, visualization, and spatial analysis in WASH project planning.
  • Engage in practical exercises and case studies to apply GIS concepts in real-world WASH scenarios.
  • Receive a Digital Certification upon successful completion, validating competence in GIS and Data Analysis for effective WASH project management.
Training Programme

Module 1: Introduction to GIS in WASH

  • Overview of GIS concepts and terminology
  • Importance and relevance of GIS in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene projects
  • Role of spatial data in WASH planning and implementation

Module 2: Data Collection and Management for WASH

  • Techniques for collecting spatial data in WASH projects
  • Best practices in data organization and quality assurance
  • Data management strategies for effective WASH project implementation

Module 3: Spatial Analysis for WASH Projects

  • Application of spatial analysis tools in optimizing WASH project planning
  • Identifying suitable locations for water sources, sanitation facilities, and hygiene programs
  • Integrating spatial analysis into decision-making processes

Module 4: Mapping and Visualization

  • Creating effective maps for WASH project communication
  • Visualization techniques to convey complex spatial information to stakeholders
  • Design principles for impactful WASH project maps

Module 5: Data Analysis for WASH Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Utilizing data analysis tools for monitoring and evaluating the impact of WASH interventions
  • Integration of GIS with statistical methods for robust analysis
  • Data-driven decision-making in WASH projects
  • Integration of Remote Sensing in WASH

Module 6: Case Studies and Practical Exercises

  • Hands-on exercises using ArcGIS and QGIS in the context of real-world WASH projects
  • Analyzing case studies to understand the application of GIS in different WASH scenarios
  • Peer collaboration on practical problem-solving exercises
Participants will be issued Digital Certification after successful completion of the training.


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