This blog was written by Darcy Boellstorff and collaborators on geographic information systems (GIS) training in Malawi.
World Relief Staff were trained by Dr. Darcy Boellstorff and Zaine Venter on how to use GIS. The training manuals led participants through the process of using their survey data to answer questions about the location of special demographic groups (i.e. women-headed households with orphans) and to answer questions about spatial relationships between natural and man-made features of interest (i.e. road buffers, proximity to irrigation water, proximity to storage facilities, etc.). After completion of the three-day course, participants were given a certificate of completion.