Announcement of 2015 Training Opportunity in GIS and Land Management

credits : ESRI

credits : ESRI

The Societal Impacts Committee of the GSDI Association will provide a free training opportunity for 5 candidates from Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific Region to attend the ICLPST (International Center for Land Policy Studies and Training) training Seminar on Geographical Information Systems and Land Management in Taipei

For more information check out this site

“Introduction to GIS” Course in English free of charge

Credits : University Of Colorado

Credits : University Of Colorado

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The gvSIG-Training e-Learning platform opens its registration period for the “Basic GIS with gvSIG” MOOC in English, given by the gvSIG Association and GISMAP.

This MOOC aims to show the use and potentiality of the open source software gvSIG in performing the most common operations during the workflow in a GIS environment. This Course is addressed to beginners as well as to skilled GIS users who want to learn how to use this software.

It will start in November 24th, and it will last four weeks with an approximate participant’s engagement of thirty hours during the whole course period.

Course attendance is completely free of charge. Students who successfully complete the course and wish to receive the Certificate of Achievement, corresponding to 30 credits for gvSIG Certification program, will be asked for a contribution of 40 Euros.

For further information about topics, goals…: http://web.gvsig-training.com/index.php/es/quienes-somos-2/noticias-2/139-massive-online-open-course-introduction-to-gis

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Making Digital Disruption an Opportunity for Innovation brought to you by Oracle

Credits : Oracle

Credits : Oracle

 

 

Oracle Corporation is a U.S.-based multinational computer technology corporation headquartered in Redwood City, California, United States. The company specializes in developing and marketing computer hardware systems and enterprise software products – particularly  its own  brands of database management systems. Oracle is the second-largest software maker  by revenue, after Microsoft

The company also builds tools for database development and systems of middle-tier software, enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, customer relationship management (CRM) software and supply chain management (SCM) software.

 

 Venue :Safari Park Hotel

Date : 7th November

 

Cloud, big data, and mobile are transforming the modern business environment—as well as presenting new challenges and tremendous opportunities. Are you ready to take advantage?

Join the  Oracle Day event near happening in Nairobi’s Safari Park Hotel  to explore how these technologies can change your business, and learn from Oracle experts how you can take control of your enterprise IT future.

Experience Oracle Day

Big Data and Business Analytics

Learn to get the most from all the data available to your organization, generating actionable insights that lead to better decision making.

Your Cloud, Your Way

Learn how Oracle’s cloud solutions can provide greater agility, and lower costs and risk—with flexible, tailored deployments.

Re-Think Mobile

Discover how Oracle’s complete, flexible mobile solutions can help you keep up with the demands of the modern workforce.

Digital-Ready Applications

Are you ready for digital? See how Oracle can help you extend and enhance your existing applications and your competitive advantage.

For interested Applicants, Register by following this LINK

FREE workshop brought to you by IEEE Educational Activities

Credits : IEEE

Credits : IEEE

Theme : Charting the Future of Engineering Education in Kenya 

Provide a broad overview of the current state of university engineering education in Kenya.

Assist faculty members and university administrators with professional development and guidance aimed at improving their effectiveness as educators.
Identify and review the key issues and challenges in order to help chart a path for the future of university engineering education.

Reserve your seat!

Date: Saturday, 25 October 2014
Location: Intercontinental Hotel Nairobi
Sessions:
 09:00 – 17:30 EAT
Dinner & Kenote Speaker:
 19:00 – 21:30 EAT

 Eligibility

Bring yourself to the event  and IEEE will pay for Saturday night’s hotel stay, and assist with travel!

1. Why you should attend

  • Acquire tips and professional guidance that you can put into action immediately.
  • Gain the insight on compentencies needed for engineering graduates entering the profession over the next 10 years.
  • Hear global and local experts speak on a range of educational issues and challanges for the future of engineering education.
  • Expand a global network of colleagues and professional contacts.

Keynote Speakers & Guests :

1.Dr. Peggy Oti-Boateng

Dr. Peggy Oti‐Boateng is a Senior Research Fellow of the Technology Consultancy Centre (TCC), KNUST. Until August 2010 she was the Director of TCC. She holds a PhD in Nutrition and Food Technology for the University of Adelaide, Australia. She has over 26 years professional experience in teaching, research and development and consultancy service in science, technology and innovation (STI). Dr Oti‐Boateng collaborates with international and national organisations namely; UNESCO, the World Bank, European Union, African Development Bank, OECD, , Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), UNIFEM, Association of African Universities (AAU), Academy of Science in the Third World (TWAS), Third World organization for Women in Science (TWOS), Institution of Civil Engineers, Ministries of Environment Science and Technology (MEST), Food and Agriculture, (MOFA), Health (MoH), Trade and Industry(MOTI) and others.

2. Professor Saurabh Sinha 

Professor Saurabh Sinha is an electrical engineer, a researcher, and an educator. In 2007, Saurabh received the SAIEE (South African Institute of Electrical Engineers) Engineer of the Year Award. More recently, he received the 2010 University of Pretoria Laureate Award, the most esteemed alumni award. In June 2013, Prof. Sinha received the T W Kambule NRF-NSTF Award: “to an emerging researcher for an outstanding contribution to SETI through research and its outputs.”  . Saurabh serves on numerous committees of international, regional and national professional societies, including the IEEE. He is also the 2014 IEEE Educational Activities Vice President.

On how to register, please Click Here to Register

Django Girls Worshop In Nairobi Kenya

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Are you  a female  and you want to learn how to make websites?, here is  good news for you!

Django girls Nairobi is  holding a two-day workshop for beginners!

Venue and Dates

2nd and 3rd of October in iHub, Nairobi

Django Girls Nairobi   believes that IT industry will greatly benefit from bringing more women into technology.  The y therefore want to give you an opportunity to learn how to program and become one of  them – female programmers!

ELIGIBILITY

  • Female . No age limit
  • No basic background on programming. It is for beginners.
  • f you have a little bit of technical knowledge you still can apply!
  • Should  bring  your  own laptop

 

Workshop Benefits

  • To attend is free of charge
  • Travel Costs and accommodation  covered to and from Nairobi for those not living in Nairobi
  • food is provided during the entire period

NOTE :We have space only for 30 people, so make sure to fill the form very carefully!

Application process closes on September 12 th and you’ll be informed about acceptance or rejection by September 19 th (or sooner)!.

DEADLINE:  12 Th of September

 

For more Information and how to apply Visit this Application Link

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: The Thinking School Africa 2014

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Courtesy of thinking school Africa Website

(TSA) 2014 is a youth innovation program tailored  to increase the capacity and hunger of African youths to think, innovate and create world class solutions that solve societal  problems in Africa. It comprises a 5 days innovation module in Dubai with world class innovators and entrepreneurs as faculty members. It climaxes with an innovation challenge in which participants present ideas that solve real problems and the 3 most innovative ideas receive mentoring to nurture their ideas.

TSA uses a dynamic curriculum / handbook that provides a step by step guide on how a young person can practically go through the process of identifying a social problem and creating a workable solution that can solve the problem.

Benefits

  • A 5 day high level residential program in Dubai,
  • An idea innovation challenge, mentoring and connecting the most viable ideas to local and international venture capitalists.

ELIGIBILITY

  • African youths between 18 to 40 years of age passionate about innovations, entrepreneurship and development of Africa.

DEADLINE: 31st August, 2014

To apply and for more information visit the Thinking school Africa Website

 

Call for Applications :Web 2.0 & Social Media face to face training Across Africa

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Technological innovation is taking place at a breath-taking pace. Simple, open source internet-based applications and services designed to enhance on-line collaboration are now available to the wider public at little or no cost at all. These new online technologies known as Web 2.0 and ‘social media’ enable people to collaborate to create, share and publish information.

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation EU-ACP (CTA) has a mandate to facilitate access to and dissemination of information in the fields of agriculture and rural development in 78 countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP). Supporting the adoption of Web 2.0 applications represents a great opportunity for meeting it.

Benefits to the participants

  • Web 2.0 and Social Media: concepts and principles;
  • Selective access to information via (i) advanced multilingual search options; (ii) RSS and (iii) automated alerts;
  • Content curation: Tagging and Social Bookmarking;
  • Photos for the web;
  • Remote collaboration (e.g. GoogleDrive, Dropbox);
  • Online conversations (Skype, Google Hangouts, Viber, Whatsapp);
  • Online mapping (New Google Maps);
  • Blogging (Blogger or WordPress);
  • Micro-blogging (Twitter);
  • Social networking (LinkedIn and Facebook), risks and mitigation measures;
  • Online Communities of Practice;
  • Web 2.0 and Social Media for Agri-business and marketing.

ELIGIBILITY

  • be computer literate and conversant with browsing the Internet;
  • have regular access to a computer ( ownership of a computer is an advantage);
  • be competent in  the use of the English language;
  • have an active e-mail account;
  • be actively engaged in agriculture and rural development / natural resource management / biodiversity conservation in the domains of ICT for development (ICT4D), policies, markets; publishing, communication and media;
  • be in a position to take along a WIFI-enabled laptop to the training;
  • be a resident of the country where the application is made.

locations and their deadlines:

Malawi- 11th August, 2014

Namibia- 11th August, 2014

Lesotho- 11th August, 2014

Swaziland- 25th August, 2014

New Guinea- 8th September, 2014

Nigeria- 1st September, 2014

To apply and for more information visit here