Call for Applications: Empowering Women in Geospatial Information Technology 2019

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) invites applications to a theoretical and hands-on training on the use of Earth observation and geospatial information technology. This training is exclusively for women in Nepal who have completed a bachelor’s degree or are enrolled in a university-level curriculum.

ICIMOD will conduct a four-day training on “Empowering Women in Geospatial Information Technology” at its headquarters in Kathmandu, Nepal, under its SERVIR Hindu Kush Himalaya (SERVIR-HKH) Initiative. In its second iteration, this training will advance the initiative’s efforts towards encouraging women’s participation and capacity building in EO/GIT, helping achieve gender balance in this field in the region.

This training course will bring young women from Nepal together to provide them with theoretical as well as hands-on exercises on the use of EO data and GIT. This will cover a wide range of topics, including EO for societal benefits, GIT applications in the HKH, concepts of remote sensing and geographic information science (GIS), gender perspectives in GIT, women in science, GIS operations, and mapping using open source tools to solve emerging environmental problems.

About 30 young women participants with technical knowledge in the fields of engineering, geography, science, survey, computer science, or information technology are expected to participate in this training. Interested candidates may apply for participation using the application form available at this link.

Interested candidates can apply to the training programme by submitting the online application form available here.

The deadline for submission of applications is 5 June 2019. Selected candidates will be intimated via email by 10 June 2019.

Applicants should have completed a bachelor’s degree or be enrolled in a university-level curriculum at the time of application.

This training is for women only.

Attendance is free. However, the organizers will not provide travel support for attending this training.

For additional details, please contact Rajesh.thapa@icimod.org / servirhkh@icimod.org

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