Submitted by Saskia Harmsen on Wednesday, 23rd March, 2011 — Blog entry
Publishers: Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation ACP-EU (CTA), Wageningen, The Netherlands and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Rome, Italy
Year of Publication: 2010
Co-published by CTA and IFAD, this Training Kit is a unique product that can be tailored to meet your needs, ensuring that your employees get the best training available on Participatory Spatial Information Management and Communication.
The Training Kit contains 15 Modules, each presented through a series of Units. Modules cover the entire spectrum of good developmental practice – from mobilising communities to developing a communication strategy based on the outcome of participatory mapping activities. The Modules touch on topics such as the fundamentals of training, ethics and community groundwork and processes as well as the more technical low-, mid- and high-tech participatory mapping methods.
The Training Kit culminates in a Module on networking, communication and advocacy – the pillars upon which maps become effective media and negotiation tools.
You decide what you want to cover and when. This product has been developed using the Multimedia Training Kit (MMTK) approach – you pick and choose those Modules, Units and components that best suit your particular requirements and develop a curriculum to suit your specific needs.
The Kit includes 3 modules which may be of particular interest to iConnect-Online members due to their clear link with ICT-based information and applications, namely:
Module M11 - Participatory Mapping using Remote Sensing Images, see link
Module M12 - Introduction to GIS for the Purpose of Practicing PGIS, see link
Module M13 - Participatory Internet-based Mapping, see link
Training Kit: http://pgis-tk-en.cta.int