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 five days training is aimed at helping development partners to monitor and evaluate the activities of specific projects intended to support M and 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 and E/Researchers can use combinations of mapped variables to build and analyse new variables. Presenting data in the form of a map helps to understand the significance of where, when, and by whom. 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 driving outcomes measures.
By the end of this course the participants will be able to:
- Understand Monitoring and Evaluation (M and E) Systems
- Understand key concepts in M and E and GIS
- Learn how to develop an M and E-GIS System
- Learn about the working of M and E information management systems
- Learn how to collect data using mobile phones and GPS
- Learn how to integrate existing M and E data with GIS
- Learn how to analyse and visualize M and E data with the aid of GIS techniques
- Learn how to integrate GIS into M and E activities
Who Should Attend?
The course targets government representatives, project teams, NGOs, multi and bilateral development organizations, consultancies, etc, who work as M and E specialists, project managers, researchers and technical specialists.
Module one: An Overview of GIS and Monitoring and Evaluation
- Introducing M and E
- M and E Key components
- Basic Concepts of GIS
- GIS Software; the General Overview
- Open Source GIS Software
Module two: New technologies being adopted in project M and E
- Mobile phones in M and E
- GPS devices and M and E
- Participatory videos for M and E
- Supporting bottom-up learning
- Using ICT to make real-time M and E
- Examples of M and E systems incorporating GIS
Module three: The GIS Interface
- The QGIS Interface
- Adding Vector Data
- Exploring the Map View
- Exploring Features
- Adding Raster Data
- Saving Your Project
Module four: Geographic Analysis of M and E data
- 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
Module Five: Thematic Mapping of M and E data
- Transforming Map Projections
- More Geoprocessing
- Creating Calculated Fields
- Classifying and Symbolizing Data
- Designing Maps
- Adding Labels
This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works and case studies.
Training manuals and additional reference mater
materials are provided to the participants.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a certificate.
We can also do this as tailor-made course to meet organization-wide needs.