Project structuring and initial reconnaissance are crucial for the success of any initiative incorporating a PGIS component. This Module deals with essential tasks to be performed while preparing the ground for a participatory mapping initiative. These include: (i) assembling a Core Team, (ii) designing the project and arranging financing; (iii) visiting communities; (iv) visiting government agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs); and (v) making logistical arrangements for the mapping exercises. This Module takes into consideration that there are different mapping methodologies and that some of these may require specific tasks.
Module objectives / expected outcomes
After completion of the Module the trainee will be able to assemble a Core Team, design a project and plan the financing, visit communities, visit government agencies and NGOs and arrange project logistics.
Content outline and main topics covered