UNESCAP and UNDP are jointly implementing a two-years (2022-2023) SDG-funded project to strengthen the integration of Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation with the national and sub-national development planning to ensure better achievement of SDG and Agenda 2030 in the Maldives.
Under this project, UNESCAP is developing an updated risk profile of Maldives based on high-resolution climate projection information and geospatial techniques to provide technical advisory to the Government on strengthening existing data and information products and support evidence-based policy making for DRR and CCA and design interventions.
To ensure that the stakeholders are well-equipped to use and apply the developed database and update the modelling results, hazard, vulnerability, and risk maps, ESCAP is planning to enhance the institutional capacity of the stakeholders and youths through a series of training programmes.
For the first technical training of the series, ESCAP is planning an online workshop on introducing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and QGIS Software. This workshop will help the participants to develop a basic knowledge of GIS and how to use QGIS software and its tools for geospatial analysis. Knowledge on these topics will allow a more productive engagement for the upcoming capacity-building workshops in the series, such as training on developing the land use maps of Maldives and climate risk assessment using climate projection data that ESCAP produces as a part of the project. It would also allow the younger participants to better understand the topics and tools used in disaster Risk resilience and climate change-related studies.
QGIS Training Archive Video