Training on Geospatial Information Management in Rural Development

The Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP) and the National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRD&PR) have successfully conducted the international training programme on ‘Geospatial Information Management in Rural Development’ from 13-22 November 2017 at Hyderabad, India.

This training was organized to exchange ideas and experiences in formulating and implementing the GIM technologies in Rural development, to identify the potential areas where the GIMS applications can play a key role in CIRDAP member countries from India’s experiences and to strengthen capacity building efforts of member countries through training to accelerate applicatio

n GIM in the region to achieve SDGs. The programme was attended by seventeen participants from CIRDAP member countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Fiji, Iran, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Bhutan). Resource persons were from many renowned institutions of India as well as from NIRD&PR.

The regular sessions of the training programme was held through the presentation, discussion and some hands on experience. As part of the training programme, participants visited many relevant fields in Hyderabad, Bangalore and Mysore for gaining relevant knowledge and experience.