Capacity reinforcement sessions on Geospatial Information Technologies in Pakistan

Event date: 
10 August 2021

On 13 and 15 July 2021, the EO4SD FCS consortium delivered capacity reinforcement sessions to the the GIS hub of the Planning and Development department of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan. 

The event, entitled “GIT Applications for M&E and Sustainable Planning”, was held remotely. It provided 49 participants with original and tailored training content. The focus of this webinar was on two main topics: using geospatial information technologies for monitoring and evaluation, and working with free Sentinel imagery to support sustainable planning activities. 

The webinar also included interactive Q&A segments that allowed for more in-depth discussions of certain specific aspects such as crops differentiation using satellite imagery and the possibility to use GIT to monitor the construction of small objects.

These capacity reinforcement sessions were delivered by the United Nations Satellite Centre with the support of Collecte Localisation Satellites, in collaboration with the World Bank. They were developed in a wider collaborative context, where the consortium will assist the GIS Hub in producing M&E activities for project construction in the region.

A post-training survey showed that 96% of the respondents found the event useful. The same ratio expressed that it was relevant to their work and that they intended to use their newly acquired skills. Additional comments from participants asked for an additional training, in-situ, and with more practical exercises.