Kenneth Mubea

Capacity Development
Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development
Earth and Space Science Informatics
Nairobi, Kenya

What led you to Earth and Space science?

I have gained sufficient work experience both local and international in geo-information, data management, land management, spatial science, remote sensing, and climate change. Additionally, I hold a Masters in Environmental Information Systems (2007 – 2009) and Bachelor’s degree in Geomatics and GIS (2002 – 2007) from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Nairobi, Kenya.

How long have you been a member of AGU and why did you join?

I intend to join this month

What are you working on now?

I currently work as capacity development lead, SERVIR program, Regional Centre for Mapping Resource for Development (RCMRD). My roles are facilitating the building and institutionalizing the technical capacity of decision-makers, coordinating capacity needs assessment exercises and market studies, development of knowledge sharing events, and formulation of capacity development policy. Additionally, I conduct gap analysis and recommend the relevant training and workshops for RCMRD staff. Moreover, I support the development of training material using open source software in geo-information. I have helped develop partnerships in climate change such as Partnership for Resilience and Economic Growth (PREG), 4-H Kenya, GLOBE, TAHMO.