Health Systems Mapping in Côte d'Ivoire: Technology Transfer and Capacity Building in a Resource Limited Environment

Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Campus Location: 
Room Number: 
Multi-Purpose Room, 1st Floor

International Development Colloquium Series, a discussion led by Dr. Julie Hernandez, Payson Center for International Development

Food and drinks will be served.

This event is also open to distance-based students. 

Please RSVP to if you would like to attend this event remotely.

Dr. Julie Hernandez of the Payson Center for International Development will present her recent work in Cote d'Ivoire directing a CDC/PEPFAR funded health systems mapping project using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology.  In addition to discussing the inherent challenges of working with technology in a resource limited context as well as possible applications of GIS for international development, Dr. Hernandez will also discuss aspects of project management and capacity building in a post-crisis setting.

The Payson Center's International Development Colloquium Series (IDCS) is open to anyone interested in participating in a dialogue about development.

Dr. Hernandez is a Research Assistant Professor with the Payson Center for International Development. She is also the Technical Director for two CDC / PEPFAR funded projects in Cote d'Ivoire and the Democratic Republic of Congo where she focuses on Strategic Information and Planning, as well as capacity building activities. A native French speaker, she has taught courses in Europe and Africa and teaches Geographic Information Systems and International Development undergraduate and graduate courses at Tulane. Her areas of expertise are GIS, community development and participatory planning, capacity building programs development, and monitoring and evaluation. She completed her PhD on “Civic Engagement in post – Katrina New Orleans” and currently researches and develops open-source GIS Data Collection tools and protocols to strengthen Health Information Systems in the developing world.

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