TECHNICAL STAFF ATTEND A WEEK LONG CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP ON GIS & RS
In collaboration with United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the County Government of Nandi technical staff drawn across six departments have today wrapped up a capacity building training on Geo-spacial Information System (GIS) as well as Remote Sensing.
During the five days, a team of 23 staff made up of Land Surveyors, Physical Planners, Urban Planning Specialist, ICT experts among other GIS users/champions from various county departments were trained on how the respective departments can leverage on the GIS lab to influence decision making.
The training which was tailored to suit the needs of the newly commissioned Geo-spatial Information Users in Nandi County will enable the participants prepare GIS based plans for effective service delivery.
Data is always at the core of every decision made and policies formulated by the County Government. It is therefore only through its acquisition and proper analysis that the County Executives can make decisions that are beneficial to transforming Nandi.
Under the Kenyan law, it is also a requirement that spatial plans must be GIS based. This is a measure that will ensure decision making process are made from informed positions thus enhanced service delivery.
Cognizant to this fact, the County department of Lands, Environment and Natural Resource continues to partner with FAO to ensuring the GIS laboratory is fully operational and functional.
The training which was made possible by FAO in partnership with ESRI EA, RCMRD and Locate IT will now give all the departments represented in the training a chance to leverage on the GIS and Remote Sensing technologies.