ICIMOD’s initiative on Empowering women in geospatial information technology

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ICIMOD’s initiative on Empowering women in geospatial information technology

Suchith Anand

Dear all,


The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) has been organizing the "Empowering women in geospatial information technology" training under its SERVIR Hindu Kush Himalaya (SERVIR-HKH) Initiative for the past two years. The training course, extended exclusively to young women from Nepal, 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 its third iteration and in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this intensive four-day course is being offered online to eligible women in Nepal. The training covers a wide range of topics, including principles of geographic information science (GIS), basic concepts of remote sensing (RS), image calculation and spectral indices, and mapping using open source tools to solve emerging environmental problems. Details at https://servir.icimod.org/events/empowering-women-in-geospatial-information-technology


It is great to see that ICIMOD are using Free and Open GIS in their training programs. Details on their recent training event for Virtually empowering women in Nepal with geospatial skills during the COVID-19 lockdown at  https://servir.icimod.org/news/virtually-empowering-women-in-nepal-with-geospatial-skills-during-the-COVID-19-lockdown


GeoForAll community would like to send our congratulations to ICIMOD for organising this important initiative . This is an excellent example of  Bridging the Geospatial Digital Divide and providing geo digital economy opportunities for all [1],[2],[3],[4].


On behalf of GeoForAll, I would also like to thank Women in GIS, Kenya [5] for their contributions to GeoForAll. Details at https://www.osgeo.org/geo-for-all-labs/women-in-gis-kenya/


Please keep sharing GeoForAll ideas and educational resources so that more faculty and students have access to the resources

https://www.osgeo.org/foundation-news/please-share-geoforall-teaching-research-resources-colleagues-students/


GeoForAll community are grateful to everyone working to make geoeducation and digital economy opportunities available for everyone.


Best wishes,


Suchith


Dr. Suchith Anand

Chief Scientist

Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition 

https://www.godan.info






[1] https://www.osgeo.org/foundation-news/bridging-the-geospatial-digital-divide/


[2] https://www.osgeo.org/foundation-news/geography-awareness-week/


[3] https://www.osgeo.org/foundation-news/please-share-geoforall-teaching-research-resources-colleagues-students/


[4] https://www.osgeo.org/foundation-news/open-geospatial-science/


[5] http://wigis.co.ke







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Re: ICIMOD’s initiative on Empowering women in geospatial information technology

Caroline Akoth
Thank you for highlighting our work @Suchith. 

We are grateful for the support we've received from the OSGEO community. 

Kind regards,
Caroline
Advocacy and Operations Lead (WiGIS,KE)

On Sun, Jun 14, 2020 at 2:42 PM Suchith Anand <[hidden email]> wrote:

Dear all,


The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) has been organizing the "Empowering women in geospatial information technology" training under its SERVIR Hindu Kush Himalaya (SERVIR-HKH) Initiative for the past two years. The training course, extended exclusively to young women from Nepal, 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 its third iteration and in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this intensive four-day course is being offered online to eligible women in Nepal. The training covers a wide range of topics, including principles of geographic information science (GIS), basic concepts of remote sensing (RS), image calculation and spectral indices, and mapping using open source tools to solve emerging environmental problems. Details at https://servir.icimod.org/events/empowering-women-in-geospatial-information-technology


It is great to see that ICIMOD are using Free and Open GIS in their training programs. Details on their recent training event for Virtually empowering women in Nepal with geospatial skills during the COVID-19 lockdown at  https://servir.icimod.org/news/virtually-empowering-women-in-nepal-with-geospatial-skills-during-the-COVID-19-lockdown


GeoForAll community would like to send our congratulations to ICIMOD for organising this important initiative . This is an excellent example of  Bridging the Geospatial Digital Divide and providing geo digital economy opportunities for all [1],[2],[3],[4].


On behalf of GeoForAll, I would also like to thank Women in GIS, Kenya [5] for their contributions to GeoForAll. Details at https://www.osgeo.org/geo-for-all-labs/women-in-gis-kenya/


Please keep sharing GeoForAll ideas and educational resources so that more faculty and students have access to the resources

https://www.osgeo.org/foundation-news/please-share-geoforall-teaching-research-resources-colleagues-students/


GeoForAll community are grateful to everyone working to make geoeducation and digital economy opportunities available for everyone.


Best wishes,


Suchith


Dr. Suchith Anand

Chief Scientist

Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition 

https://www.godan.info






[1] https://www.osgeo.org/foundation-news/bridging-the-geospatial-digital-divide/


[2] https://www.osgeo.org/foundation-news/geography-awareness-week/


[3] https://www.osgeo.org/foundation-news/please-share-geoforall-teaching-research-resources-colleagues-students/


[4] https://www.osgeo.org/foundation-news/open-geospatial-science/


[5] http://wigis.co.ke






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