GPS and GIS training for NRDCL field staff

Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research is conducting a week-long training on usage of Geo-spatial tools in natural resources management from 27-31 August 2018.  In total, 25 field staffs of Natural Resource Development Cooperation (NRDCL) are currently undergoing the training at UWICER, Lamaigoempa, Bumthang.

Given the relevancy and need to upscale the technologically enabled operational and management skills in natural resources management, the NRDCL proposed for a week-long GPS and GIS training. Unlike the past training, the structure and content of the ongoing training is specifically tailored to cater to need of NRDCL’s field staff. In general, besides equipping with strong practical skills on the usage of GPS and GIS, the participants are expected to have a sound theoretical understanding on how GPS and GIS actually work.

In addition, as reinforcement to hands-on skills acquired during the guided practice, the participants are required to carry out independent mini projects on cable line survey, forest road survey, regeneration assessment, etc.

The week-long training will end on 31st August 2018.