Training On Use Of Webgis Portal And Mobile Application Organized At District Forest Office Kiphire 

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Four Day Training organized on WebGIS Portal and Mobile Application for Monitoring and Collection of Field Data under Nagaland Forest Management Project.

Nagaland Forest Management Project assisted by JICA (Japan International Corporation Agency) headed by the Chief Project Director cum CEO-  Dharmendra Prakash IFS (PCCF and HoFF) is a forestry intervention and biodiversity conservation project. The project also focuses on different project works for livelihood Improvement and community development of the people dependent on the forest.

The WebGIS portal and Mobile application, are developed under the supervision of the Shri. Vedpal Singh IFS – Project Director (M&E and IM) for concurrent monitoring and evaluation. This training is conceived by Samom Khelen Singh (DPD- M&E &GIS) heading GIS and MIS cell at PMU.

DFO Kiphire Shri Rajesh Kumar presented his views on the relevance of GIS and Remote Sensing on the opening day of the four-day training, organized from 1st  to 4th March 2021 with the topic of “WebGIS and Mobile Application for Monitoring and Collection of Field Data under Nagaland Forest Management Project”. He also motivated the ground staff and participants to understand and use the applications.

The training was organized 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 WebGIS Portal.

Two experts including Mr. Anurag Verma, GIS Expert PMC NFMP, and Mr. Subongchiten Jamir, GIS team members PMU NFMP presented various modules of these applications and described their uses in the training. A field visit to Anatongre Village was also organized on 3rd March in this regard 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 Shri Rajesh Kumar broadly discussed the different modules of the WebGIS portal and Mobile application for easy and accurate collection of primary data in Village Council hall. The chairman, vice-chairman, and secretary of the Joint Forest Management Council were also present during these discussions.

All the participants appreciated the quality of the training and the professional inputs on different issues received by them with enthusiasm. The PMC Expert highly appreciated the different works performed under the project in Kiphire Division.

 

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