Activities

Tempus Project: Capacity Building in Newcastle University, 22 September - 3 October, 2008

Within the activities of the TEMPUS project, which is funded by the European Union, Eng. Jumana Abu Sada and Eng. Jamal Numan attended a ‘Continuing Professional Development (CPD)’ training course for GIS in Newcastle University. The Tempus project aims to build capacity in GIS applications in the field of water, environment and urban planning, This CPD training course consisted of Intermediate GIS and Spatial Analysis training using ArcGIS and was followed by discussions, development and preparation of the material for the 5th training course for the Tempus project, which is entitled “GIS applications in Urban Planning”. This course will be conducted in November 2008.

                                                      

 

Launching of a GIS computer lab and two training programs, 24-29 August, 2008

Ramallah- Within the activities of the TEMPUS project, which is funded by the European Union and aims to build capacity in GIS application in the field of water and environment, the House of Water and Environment has opened a GIS computer lab and has launched two training programs on the GIS applications in water and environment. One of the training courses is a beginner’s course -Introduction to GIS- while the second is an advanced course.

The TEMPUS project is a joint project between the House of Water and Environment, the Water and Environmental Studies Institute of Birzeit University, the Earth and Environmental Sciences faculty in Al-Quds University, Newcastle University, and the University of Lund. The purpose of this project is to develop academic curriculum for university students at the Bachelor level and the Masters level, as well as to train those employed in the field of water and environment in Palestinian organizations. Dr. Amjad Aliewi, Director General of House of Water and Environment, opened the training courses, and Eng. Jumana Abusadah, will be giving the training. Eng. Jumana has much experience using GIS on a local and regional scale in the field of water and environment.

                                                                 

 

  Tempus project meeting, 16-25 Oct, 2007

Within the activities of Tempus project, Eng. Jumana Abu Sada and Eng. Jamal Zeitawi –GIS Specialists at HWE -attended the meeting for the project partners’ staff at Newcastle University-UK during the period, 16th-25th October 2007. The main objective of this meeting was to build the Palestinian partners’ staff capacity in Geographic Information System (GIS), to enhance their abilities to develop GIS curriculums for new courses intended to be offered for the undergraduate students at the Al- Quds (AQU) and Bir Ziet (BZU) Universities. This meeting provided the opportunities for curriculum development, preparation of case study/Project material etc.