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Posted by Arun Dhakal on December 23, 2005
Event Information


Friday, March 31, 2006 - 12:30 to Thursday, April 6, 2006 - 12:30



Background and Rationale

It has been very much essential to know the spatial as well as temporal distribution of the resource if they are to be properly mananged in a sustainable manner because that helps to assess the status of the resources at different geography, which has a very strong management implication. Based on the resource base situation, certain management prescriptions can be recommended. But the question is reliability and validity of the data collected. The Remote Sensing (RS), Geographic Information System (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) are such technologies that are much more reliable, precise and efficient as well than any other resource assessment technology. These technologies give a visual impression of the landscape that helps to make quick decision in resource management.

These technologies are dealing with the local spatial context and the global spatial referencing issues as well. These referencing issues are related to the compatibility and uniformity of the geographic data produced.

These technologies also open the frontiers of data dissemination and distribution in effective and convenient way i.e. digital data using web technologies. This will allow the institution to be active node of the common place of data sharing system i.e. National Geographic Infrastructure. This kind of development will benefit end user having access over data or metadata of the geographic products.

Remote sensing technology allow us to observe the earth feature from the space fundamentally and there are several techniques to differentiate the information collected from RS of our interest i.e. forest or vegetation (resource) information, hydrographic information, agricultural information, land information and others. The remote sensing product (satellite imageries) will support us to analyze the real earth situation of the resources that may be by type of the resources, by stock level of the resources, or by other spatial extent of the resources.

In this age of twenty first century with advancement in the computer field and in the field of geographic systems, the resource management issues are to be dealt more efficiently, effectively and convincing way by applying those technologies rather than the traditional methods of management. These systems and technologies make countable effort to identify and assess the threats and difficulties of resources management.

Course Contents


  1. Fundamentals of RS, GIS and GPS
  2. Application of RS, GIS and GPS in resource management
  3. Demonstration of technology's application in Land Use Land Cover assessment
  4. Demonstration on the application of Multi-source forest inventory
  5. Demonstration on the application in the assessment and disaster management
  6. Resource mapping using RS and GIS
  7. GPS mapping of the forest boundaries, blocks and resource areas
  8. Locating place information on the map
  9. Decision Support System and Planning using different parameters



The fundamentals of the RS, GIS and GPS will be covered in theoretical basis. Some case studies will be presented in the application of technologies in the field of natural resource assessment, its management and threat and disaster issues. The practical session will be followed by hands on to work with the GIS and remote sensing followed by demonstration to work with GIS, RS and GPS.



The trainee should be computer literate and able to handle database in computer system and persons who feel comfortable to work on Windows environment.

Target group


This training is mainly focused to the planners, decision makers, resource managers and officers from government bodies and non-governmental organizations and independent researchers.

Training Goals and Objectives

The ultimate goal of this package is to generate awareness to apply such new and reliable technology in the field of natural resource management i.e. forest management, Community Forestry Program (CFM), Buffer Zone forest management, NTFP management hydrology, watershed management, protected area management etc.


  • Develop level of awareness to apply technologies in Natural resource management
  • Explain the policy issues of geographical data generation and application
  • Introduce Decision Support System for resource management and planning
  • Provide practical skill to work with geographic data to use RS, GPS and GIS technologies resource management
  • Exposing some case studies related to the natural resource management and risk assessment

Training Facilitator and Resource persons

Facilitator and resource persons will be pooled from various organizations involving in mapping and resource management.

Key Facilitators;
Dr. Krishna Pahari, World Food Programme (WFP) Nepal.
Dr. Krishna Poudel, Geography Department, TU, Nepal
Dr. Ambika Prasad Gautam, AIT, Thailand
Mr. Him Lal Shrestha, KAFCOL, Kathmandu

Training Venue:
The training will be organized in training hall of the Nepal Agroforestry Foundation (NAF), Phulbari, Amarawati Marga, Koteswor, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Course Fees

The item-wise breakdown of the total fee is presented in the table below.

Item of expenses

Amount (Rs)
Training Fee @Rs.800 /day 5600.00
Food and Accommodation and training hall @Rs.300/day 2100.00
Training Manual @ Rs.1000/ participant) 1,000.00
Breakfast and tea @ Rs. 50/day 350.00
Miscellaneous (Stationary, phone @ Rs. 50 /day) 350.00
Total 9400.00

Note: Transportation costs to and from the participant’s work place has not been included in the above cost scheme

Application procedure

Interested persons can apply either by contacting directly at KAFCOL office, or by writing email to the coordinator or by posting with clearly mentioned mode of payment not later than March 20, 2006.

Date: April 1-7, 2006

For further information, please contact

Training coordinator

Him Lal Shrestha
Tel: +977 1 2172504 (R)
Mobile: +977 9841302139
Arun Dhakal
Academic Coordinator
Kathmandu Forestry College (KAFCOL)
Te: +977 1 4475043 (O)
Mobile: +9779803020671

Application form

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Payment Option:


Mode of payment: Bank draft / Cash / Cheque

Organized by
Kathmandu Forestry College (KAFCOL)
Phulbari, Amarawati Marga, Koteswor, Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone: +977 1 4475043
Fax: +977 1 4492305
PO Box: 9594





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