Training Course on GIS for monitoring and Evaluation/Research using QGIS (8th -11th February, 2017) in Kampala, Uganda

Training Course on GIS for monitoring and Evaluation/Research using QGIS (8th -11th February 2017) in Kampala, Uganda

Introduction: 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?: The 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 developing 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 exiting 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

  1. Basic GIS Concepts
  2. GIS Software; the General Overview
  3. 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: 450,000/- International participants: 200 USD

Venue: Ntinda Ministers Village 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 15th/January/2017 to benefit 15% discount

Limited slotsWe only need 20 participants: Enrollment for this training is based on first come, first serve basis

Payment details

Those Paying in UGX can pay through

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

Those paying in USD can pay through

  • Account Name: Maarifa Consult Ltd
  • Bank: KCB Bank
  • Account Number:2203269251
  • Account Type: USD Account
  • Branch: Forest Mall, Kampala
  • You can deposit Cash or pay in Check in the name of “MAARIFA CONSULT LTD”

Note: After Payment, please send a proof of payment to the email below

How to Apply: Interested individuals can apply through the website
or send an email requesting for a registration form to    or       Telephone: +256702361213