GIS Mapping of community Micro-projects
Participatory Impact Monitoring
GIS Mapping of community Micro-projects
Participatory Impact Monitoring
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23 - 08 - 2017
Training
ERMIS Africa is a regional training, research and development organization with bases in Eastern, Central and Western Africa. Our Africa offices are located in Kenya (Nairobi), Rwanda (Kigali) and Sierra Leone (Free Town). Through these offices, we provide regional capacity development services on strategic and operational capacities in diverse disciplines of sustainable development. Our capacity development span 20 years of regional presence and service provision and they include:

The following competence areas are offered in Geo-Informatics,Draftsman and ICT studies
1. Information communication Technologies
2. Geo-informatics Information Technologies

Business Management and Development Studies provides
1.  the following coursescompetence areas

Environmental Management Studies provides
1.  the following competence areas

Governance and Leadership studies
Joint University Mentorship Programme
The JUMP Programme is aimed at grooming the careers of young professional aspirants (such as students on attachment and seeking internship) from universities from all over the world. This is an interactive and rigorous and destiny shaping mentoring programmes aimed to accelerate the equipping university students and graduates with emerging skills, experience and etiquettes that they require for entry into read more . . .

Environmental Research,Mapping and Information systems in Africa has been spearheading a series of initiatives aimed at sharing lessons learned, seal loopholes on identified gaps and building on institutional and methodological synergies in various areas.
The development of a Training Resource Kit was achieved after a contractual project on Western Kenya Community Driven Development and Flood Mitigation (WKCDD &FMP).
The Project Development Objective (PDO) is to empower local communities to engage in sustainable wealth creating activities, lower incidences of poverty and reduce the vulnerability of the poor to adverse outcomes associated with recurrent flooding and build institutional capacity to manage Natural Resources.
This is done through proper management of the flood waters that have been wrecking havoc to the communities in the floodplains, though construction of flood protection structures as well as the rehabilitation and management of the catchment areas.
ERMIS Africa carried a Participatory Integrated Community Development (PICD) training for two groups i.e. Lead Mobile Advisory Teams (Lead MATs) and members of the Sub-county steering groups (SCSGs).
The participants sat through theoretical presentations/lectures on various subjects that included:- entrepreneurship skills, value chain mechanism, participatory impact monitoring, social accountability and conflict resolution & peace building. The theoretical presentations were combined with interactive discussions
and brainstorming sessions where the participants asked questions or discussed concepts and their experiences in its application or lack thereof in their areas.
Florence Kinyua (ERMIS) giving her PresentationThe facilitators used role plays,working groups and plenary sessions to take the participants through the PICD process. The participants would be introduced to the various concepts and tools in the PICD process including how they are used and their importance and then given practical tasks (mainly involving the application of a particular tool) that they would carry out in working groups. The group sessions were followed by a plenary session where each group presented their work.
The role plays were mainly used during training on the 2nd phase of PICD (Initiation/creation of awareness and attitude change) where participants acted out a story or scenario. This was then followed by discussion of the scenarios meant to help the participants draw lessons from the story/scenario and identify how or where the lessons may apply in the context of development projects. In these discussions the participants also shared examples or experiences of similar scenarios from their areas of jurisdiction.

Resource Content
  • Project Area
  • Training Programme
    -   Basic Entrepreneurship and Value Chain Mechanism
    -   Participatory Integrated Community Development
    -   Participatory Impact Monitoring
    -   County Steering Group
  • About the Participants
  • Photo gallery for Western Kenya Community Driven Development and Flood Mitigation