Capacity building in disease surveillance and control by using GIS Tools


Advanced Geographic Information System (GIS) virtual training course during 27 July – 30 August 2021 aims to improve capacity of Members animal disease surveillance and control by using GIS tools.  The training course is organised by OIE Sub Regional Representation for South- East Asia in partnership with the Epicentre, Massey University, New Zealand.

This training is focused on the application of Spatial Risk Assessment (SRA) which facilitates an informed appraisal of disease risk and prioritisation of areas to concentrate control activities and enables decision-makers to develop risk management strategies. Mapping spatial risk patterns into regions is expected to enhance communication with stakeholders and facilitates the prioritisation of surveillance and vaccination to increase the cost-effective use of these limited resources.

The 2-week training is delivered using a combined self-paced training module of the Massey University’s online Moodle platform (Stream) and group training using zoom. This is followed by the country project assignments (9 August – 30 August) with specific deliverables and timeline to apply GIS training skills and knowledge obtained during the course using training participants own country data and local context.

The objectives of the training are:

  1. To apply spatial risk assessment methods in creating risk maps.
  2. To apply Multi Decision Criteria (MCDA )method in determination of the weight of spatial risk factors.
  3. To apply cluster analysis method for detection of spatial disease clusters and test if they are statistically significant in animal population and get better informed on disease spread.
  4. To use up-to-date QGIS features.


Concept note and Agenda  


The activity is supported and funded by