Training on using GIS for Participatory Planning & Decision Making


Development Alternatives, a non-profit organisation established in 1983 creating large scale sustainable livelihoods is organising a Capacity Building Series (2008- 09) on Geographical Information System (GIS) for Participatory Planning and Decision Making.

Development Alternatives


  • To make participants understand the basics of Geographic Information System (GIS) and how it can facilitate in planning and decision making
  • To acquaint them with tools, techniques and information that would be required to undertake GIS application in various thematic areas (NRM, Disaster Management, watershed development etc)
  • To share DA’s experiences in using GIS for various development projects

Training Date: 20 April 2010
Venue: Vasant Kunj New Delhi

Sustainable development is largely a replication of how people interact with the available natural resource base.  Very often, Environmental degradation is due to over population and poor socio-economic conditions. The need for proper monitoring and management has arisen to fulfill the targets of achieving sustainable development.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is an undeniable valuable tool for gathering and analyzing environmental information and helps in observing, measuring, mapping and monitoring of the earth’s natural resources.

Fee: INR 9,500 per participant

For more information and to register, contact:

Bhavana Gadre
Telephone: 011-26132718

TARA Livelihood Academy
Development Alternatives,
111/9-Z, Kishangarh, Vasant Kunj,
New Delhi-110070

Aastha Kukreti

Aastha Kukreti holds a Master’s degree in Environment Management and her areas of expertise range from waste management, pollution ecology, green audits, ecofeminism, environmental equity and social justice.

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