The ASALI Project conducted the GIS application training between 8th - 11th July 2019 for ASALI team and other members of staff at Kenyatta University Conference Center. The training was on spatial methods for supporting sustainable landuse and management. The training involved the use of QGIS open source software in carrying out analysis of satellite imagery for landuse and landcover characterization and in monitoring land degradation. It resulted in the trainees acquiring new skills applicable in their project work among which is image classification, landscape ecology statistics and linear and logistic regression in QGIS.
The training therefore built capacity among the trainees on aspects of research that goes beyond simple visualization to spatial analysis techniques well applicable in their various field of research. Evaluation of the course by the participants to a great extent reflected an appreciation by all the trainees to this important capacity building exercise.
PHOTO OF THE PARTICIPANTS
PARTICIPANTS KEENLY FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE TRAINER
PRESENTATION BY DR KIRUKI OF HIS WORK WITH THE TOOLS