The GICHD is happy to announce that it will be holding a Mine Action Information Management (MIQ level A2) training course in Switzerland which will be supported by the Swiss Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS). The training will be based on MINT and ArcGIS online, with data from IMSMA NG6 as source. Training language will be English.
The aim of this course is to enhance and broaden the reporting and data analysis capacity of mine action programmes. Its curriculum is centred on the usage of the collected data for mapping, statistics and reporting and as input to decision making processes.
During the training, the participants will learn:
The participants will be familiarized with general principles and concepts of data analysis. They will learn to create simple as well as more complex reports and visualisations such as dashboards. Participants will develop their GIS skills and learn to create and share maps using different data sources, analyse GIS data, create interactive dashboards and story maps, embed maps into other applications.
The participants will also exchange good practices and examples by sharing experiences from different Mine Action Programmes. The training ends with an exam that covers both the technical and managerial aspects of the programme. The participants will be requested to draft a work plan that will help them implement what they have learnt during the training.
The course is targeted at all actors in mine action programmes who extract and visualize information from the collected data as input to decision-making and planning. It is specifically addressing information management staff who are or will be acting as administrators for reporting and data analysis.
The GICHD is committed to diverse and open participation in our training and workshops. Therefore, we highly encourage women, members of under-represented groups and individuals with disabilities to apply.
Applicants are requested to meet the following requirements:
To assure that all participants have the required basic GIS knowledge, selected participants will be asked to complete a free of charge online course provided by ESRI.
The selection process (to a maximum of 12 participants) will be completed over the weeks following deadline for application and will prioritise applicants from National Mine Action Programmes and their Operating Partners who are or will be posted to Information Management positions within their respective organisations.
The course, training materials (excluding laptop computers), accommodation, internet and all meals are provided free of charge for all training participants.
Travel costs from country of origin to Spiez, Switzerland is to be covered by each respective organisation. It is recommended that all participants schedule an arrival in Spiez, Switzerland no later than Sunday, 3 June 2018.
Limited sponsorship for travel expenses is available from the GICHD. Sponsorship is not guaranteed and requests will be considered on a case by case basis.
All participants are responsible to have adequate insurance (health, accident, and liability) for the whole duration of their stay in Switzerland.
Please bring your own laptop that:
Note also that participants must have full administrative rights on this laptop to allow installing software.