The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) invites applications to a theoretical and hands-on training on the use of Earth observation (EO) and geospatial information technology (GIT). This training is exclusively for women in Nepal who have completed a bachelor’s degree or are enrolled in a university-level curriculum.
ICIMOD has been organizing the “Empowering women in geospatial information technology” training under its SERVIR Hindu Kush Himalaya (SERVIR-HKH) Initiative for the past three years. The training course, extended exclusively to young women from Nepal and Pakistan, provides them with theoretical as well as practical knowledge in the use of EO data and GIT using real-world examples from the HKH region. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the fifth iteration of this intensive four-day course is being offered online to eligible women from Nepal.
The training will cover a wide range of topics, including principles of geographic information system (GIS), basic concepts of remote sensing (RS), image calculation and spectral indices, and mapping using open-source tools to solve emerging environmental problems.
A total of 20 young women participants with an academic background in the fields of geography, science, engineering, survey, environmental science, and/or information technology are expected to participate in this training.
Please share this call with eligible women in your network. Interested candidates may apply using the form available at this link.
Additional information is available on our website at the following URL: https://bit.ly/WoGITNEP21
The deadline for the submission of applications is 25 April 2021. Selected candidates will be informed via email by 7 May 2021.
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