GIS (Geographic Information Systems) is a fun course and highly in demand by many companies locally and internationally, but the number of jobs out weigh the number of skilled individuals. GIS tools are highly applicable in all sectors Epidimolology & Public Health, WASH, Environment, M&E, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Forestry, Telecom Companies, Electric and Water Infrastructure companies like UMEME and NWSC, Construction Companies, Oil and Gas, IT, the list is endless (Applicability is ONLY limited by an individuals imagination) etc and its ability to assist users in making informed decisions makes GIS a “hot” course world wide.
Fast passed and Dynamic companies like Concern World Wide, Management Sciences for Health, MercyCorps, AVSI, GOAL, World Vision, Map International, Danish Refugee Council, UN, FAO, UNICEF to mention but a few are benefiting from GIS tools in planning, implementation and Evaluation of their projects and the success of their projects speaks for themselves.
What makes GIS unique is its ability to use and manipulate “location” based data to make a comprehensive evidenced based solution to problems based on geographic coordinates of point (water source), line (Road) or polygon (Village boundaries). From simple questions like “where” can we drill a water source that will serve the most number of beneficiaries in a community and have the greatest impact on peoples lives; to complex questions like “spatial modelling” of the spread of Ebola virus in West Africa and identification of disease sources by modelling incidences and deaths to halt spread of epidemics.
Whether your looking to take your career to the next level with new skill sets, or to improve productivity of your work force through map based reporting; you couldn’t have chosen a better course and time to achieve your goals.
The GIS Revolution is here, you don’t want to be left out!