January 29, 2008
(Offered only to Philippine Participants)

Overview and Objectives

As a tested system to generate statistics in the local level, Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) has been employing the use of computerized software and simple GIS to analyze and disseminate results and findings through the CSPro, Statistics Simulator (StatSim) and Natural Resources Database (NRDB). This special course on the NRDB is part of the capacity building program for CBMS partners. In particular, this course aims to build capacity of CBMS implementers in using the software and techniques in building a spatial CBMS Database
This training course is designed primarily for participants who have undergone complete training on CBMS Computerized Data Processing System (Modules 2 and 3).  This aims to refresh and widen participants’ knowledge and skills to employ simple GIS applications, generate poverty maps and recognize the important role of this technology in data generation, analysis and dissemination of statistical information.
Specifically, the sessions are designed to equip participants with the knowledge on:
1.     NRDB and its basic capabilities
2.     Use of different file types compatible with NRDB
3.     Analysis of outputs of the NRDB
4.     CBMS Database management
Requirements for the participants
1.     Must be familiar with the CBMS Process and CBMS Data Processing System software
2.     Must be computer literate—Windows Explorer, MS Excel, and File Management
Data requirements
1.     Existing NRDB projects
2.     Processed data (from the StatSim)

Registration Fee

     P1,000 per day (covering meals and training materials)


8:00 AM Registration
Invocation, introduction to participants, and overview of the activities of the day
Course Overview
Discussion on the description of the software and major roles in the computerized system
NRDBPro - Setup/Installation
NRDBPro Start-up
A.     Initializing/linking the database
B.     Studying the data dictionary and hierarchy
C.     Digitizing/Displaying maps
Filling up the database
A.     Importing StatSim outputs
1.       Using manual column matching and saving import specifications
2.      Using saved import specifications
B.     Importing customized outputs
12:00-1:00 Lunch
Generating poverty/indicator maps
A.     Core CBMS indicators and additional indicators
B.     Color schemes
C.     Exporting maps
D.     Analyzing maps
How to make:
A.     Graphs
B.     Reports
Special topics
A.     Networking
B.     GPS
C.     ArcView
5:00 PMWrap-up



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