Event Date/Time: Nov 23, 2009 End Date/Time: Nov 25, 2009
Registration Date: Nov 20, 2009
Early Registration Date: Nov 10, 2009
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African eDevelopment Resource Centre (AeRC) in collaboration GIS Global Image of South Africa are hosting a three-day (23-25 November 2009) a hands-on capacity building workshop on Global Information Systems (GIS) for Organisations to be held at the University of Stellenbosch Business School, Cape Town, South Africa. The Course is aimed at Organisations or Businesses that already, or intend to, make use of GIS technologies. The Course is not aimed at specific GIS software applications, but will provide a Practical, hands-on GIS problem solving, by making use of Free and Open Source GIS Software, and at the same time look at the successful implementation of Geographical Information Systems to bring Planners and Analysts up to speed with this very powerful process.

AeRC is an organization championing ICT for development capacity development initiatives in the region through knowledge sharing and skills development programmes. GIS Global Systems established in 2000 is a South African based company that focuses on all aspects of GIS, and related applications including training.

The objectivee of the three-day workshop will be to guide attendees through a systematic process in understanding:
• The objective of the three-day workshop will be to guide attendees through a systematic process in understanding
• The information and knowledge environment organisations and business operate in
• An introduction to Geographical Information Systems (GIS);
• GIS data formats, software and concepts
• GIS data analysis – database and spatial data analysis
• Practical, hands-on GIS problem solving, by making use of Free and Open Source GIS Software.

The workshop will be conducted in both plenary and group session with participants taking hands-on activities and will include GIS applications site visit at one of Cape Town Municipalities. The Faculty for the workshop will be led by Nico Elema, CEO, GIS Global Image (PTY) Ltd, (www.globalimage.co.za), based in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Nico Elema has been in the GIS industry experience of over 12 years and today is a specialist GIS and the development of Information Management Policies, that assists Organisations in managing and distributing information in a responsible manner. Nico is also currently perusing a PHD in Information Systems at the University of Western Cape, South Africa.
The registration fee for the workshop is US$ 1,850 which will cover the accommodation 4 nights, airport pickups, travel logistic with in Cape Town, documentation, administration and meals during the workshop period. To participate in this workshop, please fill out the attached registration form and return it to the email or fax indicated. Due to the nature of the course we have a limited number of spaces available and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
Thanking you for your continuous support.

Steve Njenga.
African eDevelopment Resource Centre
eDevelopment House : : 604 Limuru Road
Old Muthaiga : : P O Box 49475 00100
Nairobi : : Kenya
Landline +254 20 3741646/7 : : Cell +254 721 749 239

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