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Indigenous Knowledge and GEM Data Integration Workshop
Develop and host in Inuvik, Northwest Territories a 4-day Indigenous Mapping Workshop, which will welcome over 100 Western Arctic community members. The workshop will provide northern communities with innovative training and opportunities to utilize geoscience/spatial data, methods, and tools for community-based activities.
The workshop will enhance northern capacity and empower northern communities in culturally appropriate and relevant ways to inform decision-making. Members are provided with the opportunity to learn and share best practices, and receive hands-on training on geospatial tools used to collect, host, visualize, share, consume data (e.g. GEM data), and publish community-generated spatial data.
At the end of the workshop participants will be aware of and trained in the use of a variety of geospatial tools (e.g., Google, Esri, and QGIS) to support climate change monitoring; northern knowledge capacity and decision-making; knowledge exchanges between Indigenous communities; the integration of geoscience and geospatial data.
- Grow geospatial awareness in Western Arctic Communities.
- Grow geospatial capacity in the Western Arctic.
- Grow the awareness of current and potential use of geoscience data in Western Arctic Communities
- Deliver training on geospatial tools to Western Arctic Community members.
The workshop will deliver training on geospatial applications and tools through:
- Round table knowledge exchange and
- Hands-on training
Planning committee development
|Workshop planning committee in place|
Event logistics and coordination
May 2018-November 2019
Outreach and communication strategy
July 2018-September 2018
|Outreach and communication strategy|
Needs assessment and analysis
October 2018-December 2018
Participant application and event registration
January 2019-February 2019
Website developed for application and registering of participants
Successful applicants informed
January 2019 – March 2019
Draft curriculum presented to the planning committee to ensure it is compliant with needs analysis and provides culturally and appropriate geospatial training.
April 2019 –June 2019
A dynamic mix of indigenous mapping presentations, hands-on training, and knowledge exchange among participants in using and applying geospatial/geoscience technologies is delivered.
Post-workshop Evaluation and reporting