Day 1

 Monday, May 20, 2013


LOCATION: #Fletcher School Cabot Hall 7th floor.


  •   Introduce basic knowledge on climate change as an overarching environmental    impact on health and the concept of One Health
  •  Use of GIS as a tool for integrating One Health


Participants will:

  •    Be able to frame the scope of their day-to-day work in a One Health context
  •       Learn about the basic GIS functions
  •      Identify useful applications of GIS in their field
  •       Start to develop a proposal for a GIS study


8.30 AM-9.00 AM : BREAKFAST ( at 7 th floor cabot hall)

9.00 AM- 9.30 AM: Welcome Remarks ( Antje Danielson)

9.30 AM- 10.15 AM: Millennium Ecosystem (Alison Robbins)

10.15 AM- 10.30 AM: COFFEE BREAK

10.30 AM- 12.00 PM: Climate Change (Tim Wieskel)

12.00 PM- 1.30 PM: LUNCH BREAK

1.30 PM- 2.30 PM: GIS Functions (Magaly Koch)

2.30 PM- 2.45 PM: COFFEE BREAK

2.45 PM- 4.00 PM GIS Functions continued

Please note: LOCATION # Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy- Tufts University (Cabot Hall 7th floor Room no:702): 160 Packard Ave, Medford, MA 02155

10 Responses to Day 1

  1. Gaspard Mahangaiko says:

    This session was very interesting
    The relationship between climate change and diseases was very important to me.
    GIS tool is becoming very important.
    I am very interested in GIS tool. In some areas of my country, we have some problems with trypanosomiasis in animals. I am thinking how i can use this tool to map this issue.

    • Fadjar Satrija says:

      It was a great day. The sessions giving me better understanding on various definition of approaches concerning human-animal-environmental health inter chain. GIS session provide overview as well as practical experience on the use of GIS in analyses of disease risk factors.

  2. John Ssempebwa says:

    Day 1 presentations generally made a good foundation for the program. The GIS session I feel should have included a session on capturing raw coordinates followed by a mapping exercise.
    All in all day went on well.

  3. Siti Khairani binti Bejo says:

    Great training & well organized.
    Related to One Health Program & very interesting part is on GIS. Interactive class is good & participants can share with members & speakers.

  4. Saengduen Moonsom says:

    It was very nice. It broaden our view.
    GIS was the most interesting of the day. However, we need more hours to spend on it.

  5. This was a great day, very interesting data on climate change and millennium ecosystem.
    Probably there is need to enrich the presentations with more recent data across countries in the world including Africa. The GIS stuff was interesting and pretty new to me. The idea is important and needs to be advocated in universities.


    One Health and environmental literacy session and Climate change lecture are related to my works as a focal person to disasters management for my university.
    I should highlight that Rwanda is prone to disasters related to environmental variability and climate change: floods, landslides, mudslides, windstorms. The hilly topography of Rwanda landscapes (“pays des milles collines”) and the effect of the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone on the Africa continent aggravate the risk of occurrence of these disasters.
    Rwanda approach to disasters management is to build resilience of the nation, families and communities to disasters by reducing their vulnerability and increasing their ability to withstand and minimize the effects of disasters.
    Measures taken to reduce environmental degradation are integrated in disaster risk reduction initiatives:
    The relocation of some rural populations from the abrupt hills (where landslides are recurrent) to safer areas and then, the reforestation of these hills.
    Example: Nyabihu District ; Rubavu District

    Annual programmes of reforestation and fight against erosion: during the week before the “Tree Day” in November each year and during the celebration of World Days of various conventions in matters of environment,there is a large campaign of reforestation and fight against erosion throughout the country.
    Implementation of woody combustible substitution strategy to combat the deforestation and erosion as well.
    Prohibition of plastic bags use countrywide.
    However, the most sustainable measures should be the integration of the integration of the one health concept in the curricula of secondary schools, undergraduates and postgraduates programs at universities. This approach should prepare young generation to work in interdisciplinary complementarity.

  7. Xuan says:

    It is interesting to visit TUFTS University today.
    The session I like very much is how Antje introduced the course orientation that I may apply for the future course in my country
    However, the session on climate change is under my expectation. The presents, the trend and the challenges have not been discussed due to technical problems. Thus, it needs to be more time in the future similar course
    GIS is another interesting me but again, due to time limitation, the session is just-oriented, not sufficient to familiar with the software.
    The students have been very helpful and the course has been well-organized

  8. Hidayatulfathi Othman says:

    Amazing, required lots of thinking.

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