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3nd International Conference on Geographical Science for Resilient Communities, Ecosystems and Livelihoods under Global Environmental Change (GORILLA) 2024

IGU

Pre-Conference Training

Optimizing Emerging Geospatial Technologies in Evaluating Climate Change Impacts on Vegetation
 

Call for Applications

Introduction: The vegetation resources in tropical Africa are under increasing threat both from climate change and a spate of anthropogenic activities. Yet a substantial proportion of livelihoods in Africa is linked to environment and natural resources. Thus, the need for improved monitoring to ensure integrity and resilience of vegetation resources and ecosystems is apparent in line with the goals and tenets of the Global Development Agenda 2030. Geospatial technologies occupy a vintage position in monitoring, analysis and overall resilience building. A three-day pre-GORILLA conference training focussing on enhanced geospatial technology utility in analysing climate change impacts on vegetation resources and ecosystems is planned to be conducted from 5th to 7th December 2022 at
Makerere University.

Objectives

  1. To equip participants with emerging tools and technologies that can be harnessed in analysing climate change impacts on vegetation and ecosystems
  2. To build an ecosystem of champions to propel the utility of geospatial technology
  3. To improve the ecosystem and vegetation resilience to climate change

Target group: The training targets young and early career scientists and practitioners with some basic knowledge of GIS and or remote sensing. They should have keen interest in climate change, biodiversity, biogeography and natural resource management issues. Up to 20 participants will be admitted to the training

Fees and sponsorship: The training costs catering for training materials, meals and refreshments at the venue will be met with funding from JRS Biodiversity Foundation. Accordingly, there will be no fees charged on the selected participants to the training. Participants are responsible for any other personal costs.

Application

Interested participants should apply online : https://gorilla.mak.ac.ug/preconference/registration
Contact: More information about the planned training can be obtained from Dr. Daniel Waiswa (daniel.waiswa@fulbrightmail.org) or Dr. Yazidhi Bamutaze (yazidhibamutaze@gmail.com).