The training will help project managers apply GIS to monitor and evaluate the activities of specific projects in an effort to document positive outcomes, increase sustainability and develop effective solutions to problems discovered. Through this training, we will examine some ways we can use maps to define, measure and display project outcomes.
By using the GIS to link data from multiple programs the training will make it possible to understand the individual programs better but also better understand the relationship between the programs. Spatial analysis techniques will also help with deriving outcomes measures.
To achieve set objectives, the training will also explore the technical topic of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) methods that are used worldwide in many development projects and the application of technical tools of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for project monitoring and management.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The course is designed for representatives from government, project teams, NGOs, multi and bi-lateral development organizations, consultancies, etc, that are typically employed as project managers and directors, M&E specialists, technical specialists, and researchers.
- Understand key concepts in M&E and GIS
- Discuss new technologies being adopted in project monitoring and evaluation:Mobile phones in M&E, Participatory video for M&E: supporting bottom-up learning, Making real-time M&E a reality through ICT
- Learn about the working of M&E information management systems
- Learn how to collect data using mobile phones and GPS
- Learn how to integrate exiting M&E data with GIS
- Learn how to analyze and visualize M&E data with the aid of GIS techniques
- Learn how to integrate GIS into M&E activities
TOPICS TO BE COVERED
Introduction and definitions of key concepts to M&E
- Introduction to M&E
- Key components of M&E
- Challenges facing M&E Designing an M&E system
- Results chain and impact pathways
- M&E frame works
- Theory of change
Communicating M&E results
- Developing a GIS integrated communication system
- Why is communication important in GIS?
- Presentation of findings/results
New technologies being adopted in project M&E
- Mobile phones in M&E
- Participatory videos for M&E
- Supporting bottom-up learning
- Making real-time M&E a reality through ICT
- Examples of M&E systems incorporating GIS
Introduction to concepts of GIS and remote sensing
- GIS software
- GIS system installation and setup
- GIS Data sources and types
Spatial data collection techniques for project management
- Using GPS
- Using GPS utility software for managing and downloading and managing data
- Working with data from different sources
- Attributes manipulation in GIS
- Using Mobile Phones for GIS data collection(ODK and KoBoToolbox
- Importing GPS data to Quantum GIS
Visualizing project data
- Understand map layers in GIS
- Composing a GIS layout from GIS layers
- Difference between a map and a layout
- Navigate maps
- Bringing tabular/spreadsheet data into a GIS (Excel, SPSS, Access )
- Connecting visual map features and tabular data
- Selecting subsets of map features from geo processing
- Finding map features
- Use data sorting records and labeling features to produce information
- Key elements of a map
- Composing a map
- Case study
GIS and GPS for M&E
- General Principles of Monitoring and Evaluation Systems
- Integrating M&E and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
- Deciding if M&E-GIS is Appropriate for specific projects
- Developing an M&E-GIS System for projects
- Creating Maps Supporting Monitoring and Evaluation Systems
- Selecting GIS Software
- Defining the Data Requirements and Key Indicators
- Defining the Data Collection Process
- Designing and Creating the Data Input Table
- Map making
- Creating the Thematic Map
Updating data in the M&E-GIS system
- Getting Periodic Reports from the Field
Preparing monitoring and evaluation reports /communicating results
- Preparing the Working Project Reporting Maps
- Case Study
Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Livecode Technologies admission criteria.
This instructor led training course is delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.
All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with a Livecode Technologies certificate.
The training is residential and will be held at the Livecode Technologies Training Center in Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.
All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.
Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.
Mobile Number: +254 725 771 853
The course fees is KES 140,000.00 or USD 1700.00 exclusive of VAT. The course fees covers the course tuition, training materials, two (2) break refreshments, lunch and study visits. Participants will cater for their travel and accommodation costs.
Payment should be transferred to Livecode Technologies account through bank on or before the course commences.
Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.
This scheduled course can also be tailored for your organization. To find out how our tailor-made training can help your organization, contact our team on:
Mobile Number: +254 725 771 853