Training Course on GIS for Monitoring and Evaluation/Research using QGIS (25th to 28 April 2018) in Kampala, Uganda

Training Course on GIS for Monitoring and Evaluation/Research using QGIS (25th to 28 April 2018) in Kampala, Uganda

 Background of Maarifa Consult

“MAARIFA” is a Swahili word meaning knowledge. Maarifa Consult Ltd is a private firm which started in 2009 in Uganda. The company was formed to provide technical support to both local and international NGOs in East Africa. The Company is operational in all districts of Uganda, with head office in Kampala-Ntinda Kiwatule Road. We provide high-quality Consultancy services to, Government agencies, NGOs, Individuals, Business organizations and other interested parties locally and internationally.
The firm focuses on the provision three Core Areas and these include; EVALUATION, RESEARCH & CAPACITY BUILDING/TRAINING

We are specialists in Project Designs, Evaluations, Impact Assessments, Organization capacity Assessment, Organization diagnosis, Strategic Planning, Institutional Development, Gender Assessment, Emergency Assessment, livelihoods assessment and Analysis, Gender Analysis, Food Security, Agriculture value Chains, Emergency Planning & Management, and Human Resource Development.

Maarifa Consult team is well versed with innovative integrated approaches to monitoring and evaluation and Research which are used to produce quality and credible work for our clients. These innovation approaches include; Mobile Data Collection Technology using Open Data Kit (ODK), Survey CTO, iformbuilder, Geographic Information systems (GIS), Qualitative data analysis using Nvivo and Atlas.ti, Multi-level Mixed Evaluation Method, Outcome Harvesting, Real-Time Reporting and  Data visualization, Complex data analysis, utilization-focused evaluation, Advanced Excel. Maarifa Consult Ltd is the leading organization in Training these innovative applications in Uganda and in the Region.

Introduction to GIS

GIS is a computer system capable of assembling, storing, manipulating and displaying geographically referenced information, i.e. data identified according to their locations. This training will present a practical guide for using a geographic information system (GIS) integrated with Monitoring and Evaluation. The three days training is aimed to help development partners to monitor and evaluate the activities of specific projects intended to support M&E systems for sustainable programs and projects. The use of GIS in monitoring and Evaluation improves the effectiveness and communications of results to management, funding partners, and beneficiaries.

The integration of   GIS in monitoring and Evaluation makes it possible to link, or integrate information that is difficult to associate through any other means. With GIS M&E/Researchers are able to use combinations of mapped variables to build and analyze new variables. Presenting data in the form of a map helps to understand the significance of where, when, and by whom.

Why don’t you need to miss this Training?

This four-day course gives you an overview of GIS and other Geospatial Technologies and introduces the Open Source GIS solution, Quantum GIS (QGIS). It is ideal for users who are completely new to GIS and those who already have experience using GIS software and are now looking to make the transition to, or being adept at using an open solution. The course covers data analysis and map creation and will show you how to add GIS datasets from various sources and symbolize your data to suit your needs. You will also learn how to present data for printing and how to query your datasets based on both location and attributes.

Course Objectives

  1. Understand Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Systems
  2. Understand key concepts in M&E and GIS
  3. Learn how to develop an M&E-GIS System
  4. Learn about the working of M&E information management systems
  5. Learn how to collect data using mobile phones and GPS
  6. Learn how to integrate existing M&E data with GIS
  7. Learn how to analyze and visualize M&E data with the aid of GIS techniques
  8. Learn how to integrate GIS into M&E activities

Summary of Course Outline

 Theme one:  An Overview of GIS

  • Basic GIS Concepts
  • GIS Software; the General Overview
  • Open Source GIS Software

Theme two: Exploring the Interface

  • The QGIS Interface
  • Adding Vector Data
  • Exploring the Map View
  • Exploring Features
  • Adding Raster Data
  • Saving Your Project

Theme three: Geographic Analysis

  • Creating New Project from Existing One
  • Geoprocessing Shapefiles
  • Joining and Mapping Attribute Data
  • Plotting Coordinate Data
  • Running Statistics and Querying Attributes
  • Drawing Buffers and Making Selections
  • Screen Captures

 Theme four:  Thematic Mapping

  • Transforming Map Projections
  • More Geoprocessing
  • Creating Calculated Fields
  • Classifying and Symbolizing Data
  • Designing Maps
  • Adding Labels

 Session Five: Case Study

 

 The methodology of Training

The workshop will use Practical and interactive teaching techniques and each participant will be encouraged to participate on the basis of his or her own field experience.

Training Fees: Ugandans: 500,000/- International participants: 200 USD

Venue: Nob View Hotel

For whom the course is intended: It is intended for individuals and organizations that want to ease their qualitative data Analysis (Researchers, M&E, Specialists, students)

Duration: This is a 4 days training program

Benefits: 95% practical sessions, Certificate of completion, networking and follow-up after training

Payment Details: Register and pay before the 20th. April .2018

Limited slots: We only need 15 participants

Those Paying in UGX can pay through

  1. Account Name: Maarifa Consult
  2. Bank: Stanbic Bank
  3. Account Number: 9030010504731
  4. Branch: Ntinda, Branch
  5. Account Type: Uganda Shillings Account (UGX)
  6. You can deposit cash or write a Check in the Name of “MAARIFA CONSULT”

 How to Apply: Interested individuals can Apply through the website  www.maarifaconsult.com Or send an email requesting a registration form to info@maarifaconsult.com    or    maarifaconsult@gmail.com