The Forest Preservation Programme in Lao PDR – I

GIC in collaboration with Kokusai Kogyo Co.,Ltd organized a two weeks training program on “Standard GIS Training” for Forest Inventory and Planning Division (FIPD) in Lao PDR under Japan’s programme grant aid for environment and climate change – The Forest Preservation Programme in Lao PDR. The training was conducted at Forest Resource Information Center, FIPD from 3rd to 14th June 2013 and 15 participants from FIPD were participated. 

Training program consists of  lectures on REDD+, GIS applications in forest management, watershed management, soil erosion modelling, and very comprehensive hands-on training on Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst modules in ESRI-ArcGIS software. During the training, RUSLE and E30 soil erosion models were implemented as a learning process of different GIS tools in ArcGIS. At the end, all the participants were work on their own to complete a case study in Lao PDR.