GIS in Anticipatory Humanitarian Action

April 2022


CAS: Anticipatory Humanitarian Action

The visualization of geo-coded data in maps offers significant advantages for humanitarian interventions in general and risk analysis in particular. In this course, you will receive an advanced introduction to QGIS, building on the basic knowledge acquired in the training course "The Use of Geo-Data in Humanitarian Action". The focus of this training is on humanitarian risk analysis and the creation of so-called impact maps in the field of anticipatory humanitarian aid. Supported by various practical examples, your proficiency in the use of QGIS will be consolidated.

The training is part of aha's certification scheme and can be credited towards a Certificate of Advanced Studies in "Anticipatory Humanitarian Action". The course is planned as a face-to-face event in April 2022, but due to the dynamic developments in the context of the Corona pandemic, it might be changed to an online-only format. Further information will follow shortly.

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You will learn

what the main fields of application for geospatial data in humanitarian action are

how you can make your own data usable in QGIS

what basic analysis techniques are available to analyze geospatial data using QGIS

what the impact mapping method is and how you can use it

Target group

Staff members of NGOs with several years of professional experience in (anticipatory) humanitarian aid, participants of the training course "The Use of Geo-Data in Humanitarian Action"

German Red Cross


The German Red Cross (GRC) is one of the largest national Red Cross Societies and currently active in around 50 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. Since 2013, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has been actively working to bring anticipatory approaches to the forefront of humanitarian action through pilot projects. In close cooperation with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the Red Cross Climate Centre, the GRC was able to test the implementation of the Forecast-based Financing approach (FbF) in several project countries and refine the methodology on behalf of the German Federal Foreign Office. Further cooperation exists with various humanitarian partners such as the World Food Programme, The United Nations Office for Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA), Welthungerhilfe and the international donor community.

Registration is not yet activated. As soon as it is activated, you can register here.

01.4.2022 - 30.4.2022


ProviderThis Training is part of a joint programme by IFHV and VENRO and is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.
This training is organized by the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict.