LEARNING MATERIALS

Resilience Academy builds e-learning materials supporting student’s urban resilience skills in classrooms, off-campus and during the internships. Our learning materials consist of four main themes and they are open for anyone to learn, together or just by yourself.

THEME 1: OPEN DATA FOR RESILIENCE

Having open access to geospatial information and digital data sets in a pre-requisite for understanding risks and developing evidence-based solutions for resilient urban development. Theme 1 is about learning digital geospatial data quality, management, visualization, and data sharing skills to encourage and stimulate both academia as well as practitioners for improved resilience decisions in the society.

THEME 2: FLOOD RESILIENCE IN A CHANGING CLIMATE

Rapidly growing cities are increasingly vulnerable to climate change. Flooding is one of the most destructive hazards causing both socio-economic and social threats and losses. Theme 2 creates improved skills to understand the underlying risks related to changing climate, as well as practical digital skills to measure, map and predict floods in infrastructure poor and rapidly growing cities of the Global South.

THEME 3: COMMUNITY MAPPING FOR IMPROVED RESILIENCE PLANNING

Community participation makes urban planning effective and empowers the communities to cope with different type of risks in their living environment. Theme 3 creates a knowledge base and digital skills to use different community-driven methods and practices with location-technology solutions for mapping local risks and planning sustainable cities of the future.

THEME 4: EARTH OBSERVATION FOR RESILIENCE

Novel earth-observation instruments and improved access to vast catalogues of remote sensing data have shifted the ways urban growth and quality of living environment is mapped and monitored. Theme 4 provides practical skills to UAV technology (drones) and digital satellite and drone image data processing. It also introduces different solutions to use earth observation data in combination with other digital data sets for sustainable urban development.

THEME 1: OPEN DATA FOR RESILIENCE

Module

01

Geonode installation, tailoring and maintenance

This module aims to provide knowledge and practical experiences on principles, skills, and practices on Geonode Platform, starting from the installation, usability and maintenance of Geonode in different ways, administration of Geonode, and customization of Geonode.

Module Info

Total Hours: 45

Number of courses: 4

This module comprises of four courses that provides training on the concepts and practical skills on geospatial content management system installation, customization and maintenance.

After completing the module, students understand basic concepts of geonode platform, installation and administration of geonode, geonode architecture and different technologies used in development of geonode applications, customization of geonode platform.

Contributors: Massoud Hammad (SUZA), Theofrida Maginga (SUA), Gideon Marandu (ARU), Juma Lungo (UDSM), Olli Jalonen (UTU)

Module

02

Geospatial data quality, management and sharing

This module aims to provide knowledge on principles, critical skills and good practices of geospatial data management and dissemination, including data description, maintenance, updating, quality assessment, and data sharing through an SDI, Geonode.

Module Info

Total Hours: 45

Number of courses: 3

After the completion of this course, students understand basic concepts related to geospatial data quality, management and dissemination. Student will be able to analyse geospatial data quality, perform data management and share data via SDI.

Also, will understand how create and assess metadata for different types of geospatial data sets, methods to assess spatial and thematic quality of the data sets and techniques to upload and share geospatial data through an SDI.

Contributors: Niina Käyhko (UTU), Zakaria Ngereja (ARU), Zakaria Khamis (SUZA).

Module

03

Data Visualization for Resilience

With open access to various digital data repositories combined with innovative methods to visualize geospatial data. Students learn the principles and practical skills of geospatial data visualization through an (Urban) Resilience Visualization Challenge based on real visualization needs coming from the actors.

Module Info

Total Hours: 45

Number of courses: 3

Under this course student will learn to apply these skills via a Data Visualization Challenge, which is a real world need-based competition, targeted to make geovisualizations with societal impacts.

 

After the completion of the course, student will have practical data visualization skills, which address the importance of data visualization for enhanced understanding of exposure, hazards, risk and consequent decision-making to follow.

 

Contributors: Wulystan Mtega (SUA), Zakaria Ngereja (ARU).

THEME 2: FLOOD RESILIENCE IN A CHANGING CLIMATE

Module

04

Flood mapping, modelling and predictions

Students learn to understand concepts of hydraulics and differences between flood mapping approaches. These include simple 2D static GIS flood hazard zoning, 2D hydrodynamic flow models, and 1D-2D hydro-dynamic flow models. They will be able to analyze and hydrologically manipulate Digital Terrain Models, and schematize 2D and 1D-2D flow models using treated terrain data and simple GIS vector datasets of streams.

Module

05

Climate change and resilience impacts

Providing the knowledge on impact assessment, vulnerability and risks using different methods where community mapping, data analysis tools as well as of data assessment are very much included. Also students will learn principles of tropical climatology and meteorology, climate model predictions for East Africa and linkages between model predictions on precipitation and flooding/extreme events.

THEME 3: COMMUNITY MAPPING FOR IMPROVED RESILIENCE PLANNING

Module

06

Community mapping for improved resilience planning

Students learn concepts, methods and different tools of participatory land use planning and practical skills to collect, analyse and visualise community produced geospatial data. Module 6 is creates a knowledge base and digital skills to use different participatory and community-driven methods and practices with location-technology solutions for mapping local risks and planning sustainable cities and living environments of the future

Module

07

Community urban risk mapping

Under this module, the student learns from Dar Ramani Huria experiences which have been published under the cookbook online courses. It includes the main concepts covered by Ramani Huria, structured as a self-learning course. The material is primarily designed to be used by professionals who already have some knowledge and experience in open source mapping applications.

THEME 4: EARTH OBSERVATION FOR RESILIENCE

Module

08

Machine learning in satellite and drone image processing and mapping of exposure, hazards and risks

Novel earth-observation instruments and improved access to vast catalogues of remote sensing data have shifted the ways urban growth and quality of living environment is mapped and monitored. Theme 4 provides practical skills to UAV technology (drones) and digital satellite and drone image data processing. It also introduces different solutions to use earth observation data in combination with other digital data sets for sustainable urban development.

The training has helped me as an Urban Planner in Dar es Salaam city to help decision making for Resilient City. It has also well adding values in my studies related urban planning.

Msangi Athuman

In generally I like this training because for many ways it shapes us and make us to became comptent in many activities both theoretically and practically.

Gideon Marandu

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