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Training on Web GIS portal in Kiphire

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 3/4/2021 12:57:24 PM IST

Four-day training organised on “Web GIS portal and mobile application for monitoring and collection of field data under Nagaland Forest Management Project” (NFMP) was held in Kiphire district from March 1 to 4.

On the opening day of the training, DFO Kiphire, Rajesh Kumar presented his views on the relevance of GIS and remote sensing. He also motivated the ground staff and participants to understand and make use the applications.

Two experts GIS expert PMC NFMP, Anurag Verma and Subongchiten Jamir, GIS team members PMU NFMP presented various modules of the applications and described their uses in the training.

A field visit to Anatongre village was also organised on March 3 for the collection of data for plantation under different modules, JFM and SHG activities and institutional strengthening with the help of a mobile app. The experts along with DFO, Rajesh Kumar broadly discussed the different modules of the Web GIS portal and mobile application for easy and accurate collection of primary data in village council hall.

Chairman, vice-chairman and secretary of the joint forest management council were also present during these discussions.

The training was organised to improve the understanding of ground-level staff for collecting the forest-related data with the help of a mobile app. It also helped the key stakeholders on different monitoring and evaluation related problems with the use of the Web GIS Portal. 

It may be noted that web GIS portal and mobile application, are developed under the supervision of IFS - project director (M&E and IM), Vedpal Singh for concurrent monitoring and evaluation. The training was conceived by Samom Khelen Singh (DPD- M&E &GIS) heading GIS and MIS cell at PMU.

Nagaland Forest Management Project (NFMP) assisted by Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA), headed by chief project director-cum-CEO, IFS (PCCF and HoFF), Dharmendra Prakash is a forestry intervention and biodiversity conservation project.

It focuses on different project works for livelihood improvement and community development of people dependent on the forest.

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