Posted on: 14 June 2018

            The University of the Philippines Population Institute (UPPI) is hosting a series of lectures on the use of mapping in demography and people’s views on the environment at the UPPI Seminar Room (PH 1314-1316), Palma Hall in July 2018.

Part of the UPPI’s collaboration with the University of Namur (UNamur) in Belgium under the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union, the lectures on July 3, 4, and 6, 2018, all from 1-4 p.m., will be delivered by Dr. Sabine Henry of the UNamur Department of Geography and Ms. Elisabeth Henriet, a Ph.D. student at the UNamur who did her fieldwork in Guiuan, Eastern Samar in mid-2016.

On July 3, Dr. Henry will be presenting the rudiments of mapping for demography including basic concepts, tools, and common issues that arise when showing populations in space. On the following day, June 4, she will throttle the discussions to a higher level with GIS (geographic information systems), remote sensing, and how to map populations using aerial images and census data. Finally, on June 6, Ms. Henriet will be sharing her experiences and findings from her two-month fieldwork in Giuian where she used board games- a novel tool in social science research- to get the pulse of locals on a number of environmental measures in relation to the destruction of their town by Typhoon Yolanda.

The lectures are interactive and will involve exercises for participants in the latter parts. All are free and open to the public.