IW:LEARN Data & Visualization Workshop
Co-organized by the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank, the workshop aims to help projects and their partners communicate spatial data using maps by providing an in-depth understanding and transferring and enhancing the skills needed for spatial data management using best practices and standards. The workshop will evolve mainly on the use of GeoNode platform, which is an open source, online collaborative platform that enables the managing, sharing and increased use of geospatial data, and which can aid decision-making processes for the management of marine and freshwater ecosystems and resources.
The specific objectives of the workshop are:
to emphasize the role of ICT tools and spatial data as an aid for project management and decision-making
to establish a community of practice for data managers and communicators in the region
to enable GEF IW projects and their partners, national and regional organizations to collaborate, publish and share geodata with different access layers using Geonode.
As a key outcome, the workshop hopes to contribute to a global effort in making data more discoverable, interoperable and used to their full potential.
Participants will benefit from:
Experience sharing and networking
A primer on data visualization and web mapping within the context of development organizations
Getting started with mapping, including hands on exercises in creating, managing and utilizing maps using Geonode and other tools
Learning how to use the data in your GeoNode
Learning how to integrate GeoNode with other applications and systems
At the end of the project, participants will draw an action plan to enable followups and interventions or solutions for any challenges if needed.
Participants must be comfortable with technical subjects and learning in a fast-paced environment
As English will be the official language for the workshop, good English communication skills is a must
Ability to use the computer software, internet and online tools
Familiarity with data sets
Knowledge of Excel is recommended
Has access to relevant data sets either in digitized (CSV or Excel) or print format (publications, maps, etc.) which will be used for hands-on exercises
Helping Improve Project Implementation with GEF IW:LEARN Tools (Website Toolkit, Portfolio Visualization Tool and Community Platform) (IWC6 Presentation)
Helping Improve Project Implementation with GEF IW:LEARN Tools (Portfolio Visualization Tool) (IWC6 Presentation)