BRP Training And Workshop

Workshop 1: Methodology Standardization of Data Collection and Analysis of the Baseline Study

Date: July, 2009

Location:
The formal lectures were held at the National Center for Agricultural Research and Extension (NCARE) in Baqa and the practical work was conducted at Sura Range Reserve in Mafraq Governorate.

Background and objectives:
The need to standardize methodologies for collecting and analyzing data was well-recognized by the BRP as several institutions and organizations would be engaged in conducting baseline studies at different demonstration sites in the Jordan Badia. Different approaches and techniques were expected to be proposed by the national institutions and organizations in the collection and analysis of data. Therefore, the goal of this harmonization program was to ensure that all the project teams, especially the field crews, had a comprehensive understanding and awareness of the methodologies to be used in the Baseline Study. This meant that a standard format of data will be generated during the different sub-phases of the demonstration phase of the BRP. The specific objectives of the harmonization program were:

  • To standardize the sampling protocols and methodologies for the collection of data of the Baseline Study and future monitoring programs.
  • To standardize the statistical analysis of the collected data, this is essential in the interpretation and comparison of the results of the different targeted ecosystems.

Restoration Program with the contribution of experts from the national institutions/organizations. The project implementers will handle the transportation of their participants. The program will be held over a period of 10 days, from 15-25 June 2009.

Training topics:
Characterization of the targeted communities:

  • Rapid Rural Appraisal (RRA)
  • Analysis of stakeholders

Biophysical assessment of the demonstration sites:

  • Sampling vegetation attributes
  • Sampling wildlife
  • Description of soil surface conditions

Statistical analysis of data:

Topic
Types of Training
Number of Days
Trainers
Lectures
Practical
Rapid Rural Appraisal
2
Socio-economist
Analysis of stakeholders
2
Socio-economist
Sampling vegetation attributes
4
Plant ecologist/range management specialist
Characterization of small ruminants production systems
2
Animal production
Sampling wildlife
3
Wildlife ecologist
Description of soil surface conditions
2
Water harvesting specialist
Application of GIS and RS in sampling vegetation and soil
2
GIS and RS Expert
Statistical analysis of socioeconomic data
1
Statistician
Statistical analysis of biophysical data
1
Statistician
Total    
19
 
  • Analysis of socioeconomic data
  • Analysis of biophysical data

Training material:
Handouts and field manuals were developed to serve the purpose of the training program. The data sheets provided in the Baseline Study were developed and used for recording the data generated during the training. Spread sheets were developed for the entry of each sub-set of data.

Program:
The suggested program for conducting the proposed harmonization program is presented below:

List of participants in the training workshop on "Methodology Standardization of Data Collection and Analysis of the Baseline Study"

Date
Training topics
Trainer
Name of participant
Institution
5/7/2009 Vegetation Sampling(Theoretical) Dr. Mahfouz Abu Zanat Hatem Taifour
JSSD
Dr. Fares Khoury
JSSD
Mutasem Al Ahmad
JSSD
Anas Sabareen
RSCN
Eng. Rana Mohaisen
NCARE
Eng. Aoad Al Ka'abneh
NCARE
Eng. Nezar Shodeifat
NCARE
Dr. Ra'aed Al Tabeini
BRDC
Eng. Khaled Al Khaldy
BRDC
Eng. Mohammad AlFaqeh
BRDC
Eng. Yahiya Al Satary
MOA
Eng. Ahmad Al Quaba'a
MOA
Eng. Qader Al Lahoia
MOA
Eng Mohammad Aref Al Kaied
MOA
Aiman Al Dahamsheh
HFDB
Eng. Derar Alma'aita
HFDB
Eng. Hani Alhmoud
HFDB
Meshel Ahmad Abdullah
KNFP
6/7/2009 Vegetation Sampling
(Theoretical)
Dr. Mahfouz Abu Zanat Hatem Taifour
JSSD
Dr. Fares Khoury
JSSD
Mutasem Al Ahmad
JSSD
Anas Sabareen
RSCN
Eng. Rana Mohaisen
NCARE
Eng. Aoad Al Ka'abneh
NCARE
Eng. Nezar Shodeifat
NCARE
Dr. Ra'aed al tabeini
BRDC
Eng. Khaled Al Khaldy
BRDC
Eng. Mohammad AlFaqeh
BRDC
Eng. Yahiya Al Satary
MOA
7/7/2009 GIS and RS applications
(Theoretical & Practical)
Dr. Jawad Al-Bakri Natalia Polad
RSCN
Yasmeen Ahmad
RSCN
Eng. Safa'a Mazahreh
NCARE
Eng. Lubna Mhasneh
NCARE`
Hesham Athamneh
NCARE
Eng. Nedal Al Afaifeh
NCARE
Dr. Reda Aladamat
BRDC
Eng. Omar Al Soualmeh
BRDC
Eng. Lubna Al Qariote
MOA
Eng. Ahmad Al Qoaba'a
MOA
Dr. Qader Alahaoieh
MOA
Eng. Nesreen Al Gourani
JSSD
Rami Ehsan Saleh
JSSD
Dr. Fares Khoury
JSSD
Eng. Hani Al Homud
HFDB
Aiman Al Dahamsheh
HFDB
Eng. Derar Alma'aita
HFDB
8/7/2009 Soil Sampling and Characterization
(Theoretical)
Eng. Mohamad Mudaber Thabet Elsahre'a
RCSN
Tareq Qanaer
RSCN
Dr. Taher Al Rouajfeh
BRDC
Eng. Khaled Al Masa'eed
BRDC
Eng. Mahmud Abu Jamous
MOA
Eng. Yusuf Arabieat
MOA
Eng. Ibrahim Al Amaireh
NCARE
Dr. Samer Talozy
JSSD
Dr. Fares Khoury
JSSD
Eng. Nedal Al Afaifeh
NCARE
Eng. Derar Al Ma'aita
HFDB
Aiman Al Dahamsheh
HFDB
Meshel Ahmad Abdullah
KNFP
Mansour Taleb
KNFP
9/7/2009 Wildlife Sampling
(Theoretical)
Dr. Zohair Amro Aiob Alfar
RSCN
Omar Al Abed
RSCN
Eng. Mostafa Shodaifat
NCARE
Dr. Mustafa Shodaifat
BRDC
Eng. Suliman Al Abadi
MOA
Eng. Mohammad Al Kaied
MOA
Eng. Derar Al Maita
HFDB
Dr. Fares Khoury
JSSD
Eng. Hani El Hmoud
HFDB
Aiman Al Dahmsheh
HFDB
Rami Ehsan Saleh
JSSD
Moutasem Al Hamad
JSSD
Ahmad Al Qadi
BRDC
Meshel Abdullah
KNFP
Mansour Taleb
KNFP
12/7/2009 Vegetation Sampling
(Practical)
Dr. Mahfouz Abu Zanat Hatem Taifour
JSSD
Dr. Fares Khoury
JSSD
Anas Sabareen
RSCN
Eng. Rana Mohaisen
NCARE
Eng. Aoad Al Ka'abneh
NCARE
Eng. Nezar Shodeifat
NCARE
Dr. Ra'aed Al Tabeini
BRDC
Eng. Khaled Al Khaldy
BRDC
Eng. Mohammad Al Faqeh
BRDC
Eng. Yahiya Al Satary
MOA
Eng. Ahmad Al Quaba'a
MOA
Eng Mohammad Aref Al Kaied
MOA
Aiman Al Dahamsheh
HFDB
Eng. Derar Al Ma'aita
HFDB
Eng. Hani Al Hmoud
HFDB
Meshel Ahmad Abdullah
KNFP
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