A virtual webinar was organized on 12 November 2021 for starting the Distance Learning Course on Geospatial Information Technology application for Flood and Drought Risk Management in the Volta Basin in countries of Volta Basin (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, and Togo) and is carried out under the framework of the Volta Basin flood and drought management (VFDM) project which is funded by the Adaptation Fund and implemented by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the Volta Basin Authority (VBA) and the Global Water Partnership- West Africa (GWP-WA) with technical support of the UNITAR/UNOSAT.
The distance learning course which will be taken by more than 130 participants (designed to accommodate selected governmental officials and professionals, women and men, with a variety of backgrounds and professional experience in Disaster Risk Reduction possibly with focus on flood and drought management) from the Volta River Basin countries.
The course (in English and French) is intended to provide an understanding of basic concepts and terminologies of Geospatial Information Technology (GIT), Flood Risk Management (FRM) and Drought Risk Management including an overview of relevant GIT applications in these domains.
This self-paced course has officially started today (15 November 2021) and will continue till 15th January 2022 (for a period of 8 weeks).
Final Closure webinar
The Final closure webinar was organized on 17 January 2022 to thank the participants, present the course completion status as well as gather feedback and suggestions on their experience of taking the distance learning course on Geospatial Information Technology application for Flood and Drought Risk Management in the Volta Basin (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, and Togo)The recorded video of the final webinar is available here:https://vimeo.com/670145586