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Training on NRM using GIS and Remote Sensing

Hyderabad, Pakistan: WWF-Pakistan’s Indus for All Programme organized training on Natural Resource Management through GIS and Remote Sensing technology from 15th to 16th December, 2008 at Sindh Forest Deparment’s GIS lab in Hyderabad. The training, entitling “Capacity building of District Government Officers in NRM Planning, Monitoring and Implementation”, was attended by district government officials from Nawabshah, Sanghar and Thatta districts, Sindh Irrigation & Drainage Authority (SIDA), faculty members and students from Mehran Engineering University and Sindh University, Jamshoro.

While inaugurating the training, Mr. Nasir Ali Panhwar, Programme Coordinator, Indus for All Programme, WWF-Pakistan, briefed the participants about WWF-Pakistan’s implementation strategy of Indus for All Programme. Mr. Mustafa Abbasi GIS Analyst, Indus for All Programme, WWF-Pakistan informed the participants about the objectives and scope of the training. In his presentation, he said that GIS and Remote Sensing are contemporary technologies used to measure and monitor the Earth’s resources using satellite datasets and Digital Image Processing Techniques (DIP).

The two day training covered topics such as GIS, Remote Sensing, Google Earth, GPS, Map Source and NRM strategies which were covered through presentations and hands on exercises by WWF-Pakistan’s resource persons Mustafa Abbasi, Farooq Laghari and Mumtaz Ali Mangi.