Census Cartography/GIS Expert
1.0 PERSONAL DETAILS
FULL NAME: Isaac K. Mwangangi.
DATE OF BIRTH: 05th February 1955.
MARITAL STATUS: Married, Four Children.
Permanent: Nairobi, Kenya.
Telephone: +254 732800008 (Kenya).
Degrees/ Diplomas/ Certificates
Bachelor of Philosophy in Economics (B.Phil.), University of Nairobi, 1994.
M.A, Geographic Information System, University of Durham, UK, 1991.
Diploma, Cartography, University of Glasgow, UK, 1983.
Certificate, Census Geography, University of East Anglia, UK, 1981.
Bachelor of Education (B.ED), 1st Class Honors, University of Nairobi, 1980.
GIS applications in Public Health, Tulane University (2000).
GIS Database Support to Population Activities, Makerere University and UNSD, 1998.
Data Dissemination workshop, Bureau of the Census and IPC, USA, 1992.
Basic PC ARC/INFO training course, ESRI, 1991.
Cartographic production training course, ESRI, 1991.
Introduction to relational databases course, ESRI, 1991.
Management Development Course for Economists, American Ford Foundation, 1988.
4.0 OVERALL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
I have more than thirty five years’ experience (as a Census Cartography/GIS Expert) in developing, directing, and implementing cartography/GIS activities for censuses and surveys. I have provided technical assistance in Sierra Leone, Myanmar, Liberia, the Gambia, Southern Sudan, Somalia, Malawi, Yemen, Demographic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Kenya.
I have experience and skills in the formulation and implementation of census/survey mapping projects. In addition I have hands-on experience and special skills in the management of computer hardware and software.
Key experiences and skills include:
Personnel recruitment and training.
Deployment of modern mapping techniques including satellite imageries, global positioning system, online maps, data collection using tablets/PDAs and digital forms.
Management of large data collection operations.
Working with various GIS mapping systems.
Design and organization of large census geographic databases.
Co-ordination of GIS data capture, integration, manipulation, analysis and dissemination.
Preparation of high quality thematic maps and spatial analysis based reports.
Construction of national sampling frames
Delimitation of electoral districts based on census geographic databases.
6.0 CENSUS WORK EXPERIENCE
6.1 JUNE 2016: UNFPA KENYA COUNTRY OFFICE CENSUS CARTOGRAPHY/GIS CONSULTANT: The consultant worked closely with two other International Consultants (in Census organization and data Processing), Population Data Specialists at UNFPA KCO and Census Project Managers at KNBS. The team reviewed the 2019 KPHC Project Proposal and assessed KNBS Capacity to Conduct 2019 KPHC and made the necessary recommendations
6.2 FEB 2014 TO DECEMBER 2015: UNFPA CENSUS CARTOGRAPHY/GIS CONSULTANT FOR THE 2015 SIERRA LEONE POPULATION AND HOUSING CENSUS MAPPING ACTIVITIES:
The main tasks and responsibilities:
Assessed census mapping needs and made recommendations for the acquisition of the additional requirements.
Assisted in the acquisition and installation of high-end GIS equipment and software.
Reviewed the mapping methodology and identified areas that needed improvements.
Trained office staff in the application of GIS methods.
Guided national staff in the use of satellite imageries, Google Earth maps and other online map resources.
Assisted to update the census base maps based on suitable map scales for urban and rural areas.
Conducted monitoring field visits to identify mapping problems and provided appropriate corrective measures.
Worked closely with the GIS staff and provided corrective measures to guarantee accuracy of records and high quality mapping.
Initiated the methodology for the preparation, distribution and field management of the final census maps (EA, SA and planning maps).
Supervised office GIS operations to ensure that quality census maps are prepared and made available for field enumeration on time.
Regularly briefed the CTA, the Census Technical Committee, UNFPA and other stake holders on the progress of census mapping activities.
6.3 JULY 2013 TO JAN 2014: UNFPA CENSUS CARTOGRAPHY/GIS CONSULTANT FOR THE 2014 MYANMAR POPULATION AND HOUSING CENSUS:
The Department of Population, Ministry of Immigration, started the census mapping exercise in 2012 and I was hired in 2013 for 5 months to assist in the finalization of the census maps. The following activities were completed:
Evaluated the progress of the census mapping work and discussed with the GIS staff, CTA and Director of Census the needed improvements.
Reviewed procurement needs and assisted in the acquisition of the additional requirements.
Helped in the installation of the additional equipment and software.
Worked with the national staff to analyze and resolve mapping coverage problems.
Helped the staff to computerize the census maps (in paper format).
Provided technical support in the design of map layouts including EA geographic identification tables.
Helped to develop the production procedures of the final census maps.
Worked with the national staff to develop the final EA database (previously the information was in excel sheets which could not be manipulated easily).
Helped to formulate printing, packaging and distribution procedures for census maps and other materials.
Provided a revised census mapping schedule which included post census mapping activities.
Initiated the methodology for EA mapping in non-state controlled areas.
6.4 NOVEMBER 2010 TO MARCH 2013: UNFPA CENSUS CARTOGRAPHY/GIS CONSULTANT FOR THE 2013 GAMBIA POPULATION AND HOUSING CENSUS:
I assisted Gambia Bureau of Statistics (GBoS) in the formulation and implementation of the 2013 Gambia population and housing census mapping methodology. The main tasks included the following:
Developed the schedule of the key census mapping activities.
Took inventory of the existing resources and identified additional requirements.
Assisted to build the needed mapping capacity i.e. personnel, training, GIS equipment and software etc.
Constituted working groups which formulated specialized needs and budgets for the census mapping project.
developed the field mapping procedures including mapping compounds/households and key landmarks using GPS and a customized data form; undertaking population quick count in all the households; use of 1:50,000 maps and online maps as base maps.
Acquisition and installation of high-end GIS equipment and software.
Demonstrated the use of satellite imagery and other online map resources to update census maps.
Conducted field visits and helped to resolve mapping problems.
Regularly reviewed GIS work and provided corrective measures to guarantee accuracy and high quality mapping.
Coordinated and supervised the preparation of the final census maps and EA database.
Supervised the validation, packaging and distribution of the census maps.
Assisted in the training and deployment of census enumeration field staff.
6.5 JANUARY 2007 – OCTOBER 2010: UNFPA CENSUS CARTOGRAPHY/GIS CONSULTANT FOR THE 2008 LIBERIA POPULATION AND HOUSING CENSUS:
I was hired to provide census cartography/GIS technical assistance to Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS). I worked under the Director General, the Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) and in close collaboration with LISGIS staff and other international experts attached to the project. The following objectives were achieved:
Reviewed the previous census reports, project documents, maps prepared by local and international organizations.
Provided technical advice on the formulation and implementation of an internationally acceptable census mapping project.
Assessed and evaluated the existing mapping resources and made recommendations for the acquisition of additional requirements.
Identified and documented the key mapping activities needed at the various stages of the mapping project and provided detailed budget estimates.
Conceptualized and organized the pre-requisite training on basic map reading, map interpretation and GIS mapping techniques.
Assisted to build a sustainable mapping capacity and a standardized mapping system for LISGIS.
Coordinated the finalization of the census mapping manuals.
Supervised the recruitment, training and deployment of mapping staff.
Organized the supervision, monitoring and evaluation of the field mapping activities to ensure that quality field data was collected.
Coordinated the preparation of periodic progress reports and briefing sessions with the census secretariat, stakeholders and other decision makers to familiarize them with the progress of census mapping.
Planned and organized meetings with institutions and firms with specialized expertise in mapping, GIS, remote sensing and database management), both local and international to ensure the attainment of a sustainable mapping capacity and create an enabling environment for constructive exchange of experiences and resources.
Installed GIS equipment and software and training of the GIS staff.
Guided editing and validation of data codes for localities and enumeration areas.
Directed linking of the geographic and population databases at all levels.
Supervised the customization of the census data for planning electoral districts.
Worked closely with the census analysts and assisted in the design and publication of a census atlas.
Coordinated the development of a customized geographic and population database for development planning and policy formulation etc.
6.6 SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER 2009: UNFPA CENSUS CARTOGRAPHY/GIS MONITORING AND EVALUATION CONSULTANT FOR THE 2008 SUDAN POPULATION AND HOUSING CENSUS:
I was hired by UNFPA and the Southern Sudan Statistics Office (SSSCCSE) to monitor and evaluate the progress of the post-enumeration mapping and GIS revision work. The work aimed to improve the accuracy of the census geographic database including: administrative boundaries, villages, schools and health facilities. The revised database was needed to assist in the planning of the February 2010 national elections validate the census results, disseminate the census products and for the conduct of sample surveys.
The following objectives were achieved:
Held several formal and informal meetings with the key technical staff to review monitor and evaluate the methodology for revising the census maps.
Reviewed several documents on the methodology development and implementation progress of the post census mapping project.
Recommended and implemented changes in the organization and execution of the work (field and office) and updated the manuals.
Provided advice on the changes required in the design and production techniques of boma maps. Thus the field maps were redrawn on clean before digitization).
Initiated coordination meetings (previously lacking) with SSCCSE management and UNFPA Offices (Juba and Khartoum) which discussed the progress of the post census activities.
Assessed and recommended resources needed to complete the post census GIS activities.
Assisted to develop a plan and schedule of activities for the implementation of the remaining post census field and GIS activities in 2010.
Undertook monitoring and evaluation field trips and provided additional guidelines needed to improve the work.
Held meetings with UNMIS and UNDP election advisers and discussed the relevance and usefulness of census data to the 2010 elections.
Demonstrated to the election advisers how the census information could be used as a basis for the demarcation of electoral districts and identification of registration and polling centers.
Developed specifications for the preparation of census cartographic products for the dissemination of the census results.
Prepared three work progress reports and documented the key findings and recommendations including: GIS staffing structure, terms of employment for GIS staff, recruitment and training of additional staff, and computer hardware and software requirements.
6.7 JANUARY 2002 – DECEMBER 2006: UNFPA/EU CENSUS CARTOGRAPHY/GIS TECHNICAL ADVISER FOR THE 2004 SIERRA LEONE POPULATION AND HOUSING CENSUS:
I was responsible for advising the Government and the donors on all census cartography and GIS issues. I worked under the Statistician General and in close collaboration with the National Census Cartography/GIS Assistant and international personnel attached to the project. The following key objectives were achieved
Provided technical support in formulating the methodology and implementation plan for the census mapping project.
Established project parameters, activity timelines and determined the budget for the project.
Assessed and evaluated the existing mapping resources and made recommendations for the additional requirements.
Coordinated with local and international suppliers for the acquisition of additional resources i.e. cartographic equipment, base maps, satellite imageries and other materials etc.
Supervised the preparation of field mapping instruction manuals and data collection forms.
Assisted in the recruitment and training of office and field mapping staff.
Provided coordination and management support for the project activities and mapping resources.
Coordinated the preparation and reproduction of base maps.
Regularly monitored and evaluated the progress of field mapping work and briefed the local administration about the mapping project.
Demonstrated in the field the use of GPS to update base maps, plot features and make sketch maps.
Supervised the preparation of administrative and locality lists, listing of households, identification and listing of special areas and social facilities, delineation of administrative and enumeration areas and ensured that the work was done accurately.
Coordinated GIS processing of the mapping data i.e. reviewed the field returns, made correction and coordinated data computerization i.e. data capture, and integration.
Supervised the compilation, design and reproduction of the final census maps i.e. planning, supervision and enumeration area maps.
Helped to provide information on the number of field staff, questionnaires and other materials needed for census enumeration.
Assisted to coordinate the following census enumeration key activities: packaging, distribution of the final census maps, questionnaires and other materials; training and deployment of the field staff; documentation of the census questionnaires returned from the field; manual editing of geographic codes before data processing.
Coordinated editing, validation and linking of the geographic and population data sets.
Initiated the management and archiving of census databases in the designated project folders.
Assisted in the recruitment and training of cartography/GIS assistants to ensure long-term sustainability of census cartography/GIS activities.
Helped to develop strong links with relevant staff from UN organizations and other Government Departments, through the Information Management Group. The group was established to review data and exchange standards and procedures.
Helped to initiate the methodology for establishing a National Sampling Frame based on the census geographic frame.
Coordinated the provision of technical assistance to National Electoral Commission (NEC) for the demarcation of electoral constituencies for the 2007 presidential and parliamentary elections. The technical staff from NEC and Statistics Sierra Leone worked closely for three months to achieve the main objectives.
7.0 1993 TO 2001 – COORDINATOR OF SURVEY RESEARCH AND GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) PROJECTS WITH DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS FOR AFRICA AND TEKLINK ASSOCIATES.
The main responsibilities were: The organization and implementation of data collection, training of field staff, coordination/supervision of field work in the districts, development and management of GIS databases, GIS analysis and preparation/reproduction of thematic maps and reports.
7.1 AUGUST, 2001: GIS CONSULTANT FOR GTZ AND MINISTRY OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT, KENYA. I designed and produced an atlas based on the 1998 Welfare Monitoring Survey data using GIS technology.
7.2 JULY, 2001: GIS CONSULTANCY FOR THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR MIGRATION AND HEALTH (ICMP) FOR AN EXPLORATORY STUDY ON AIDS ORPHANS IN MALAWI. The main objective was to assess the feasibility of developing a GIS-based project to analyze the problem of AIDS orphans in Malawi. The following tasks were carried out:
Held interviews with organizations and individuals working with orphans in Malawi and identified the relevant/available information on orphans.
Evaluated the data and carried out GIS analysis
Designed maps showing the distribution of orphans in the country.
Wrote the report and made recommendations for the development of a full GIS-based project on orphans.
7.3 JULY – DECEMBER, 2000: CONSULTANT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A GIS DATABASE FOR KINSHASA PROVINCE, DRC. The project was organized by the School of Public Health, Kinshasa University and Payson Centre for International Development and Technology Transfer, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The key tasks completed were as follows:
Designed and developed the plan for collecting information on the locations of health facilities and health zones in Kinshasa Province, using Global Positioning System (GPS).
Designed the geospatial database and attached the necessary attributes i.e. administrative areas, types of health facilities, availability of water, availability of electricity, health personnel etc.
Carried out GIS analysis and produced maps showing the location of the health facilities and the associated attribute information.
Made presentations to the university students and staff on GIS concepts and applications in public health analysis.
Trained two Assistant professors in the use and maintenance of the database and in map production using GIS software.
7.4 1999 – 2000: GIS CONSULTANT WITH GTZ FOR THE YEMEN HEALTH SECTOR REFORM SUPPORT PROJECT. The project was funded by World Bank. The following tasks were completed:
Developed a plan for collecting the required information using GPS.
Designed the geospatial database.
Analyzed the data and produced maps showing the geographical distribution of health facilities, personnel and diseases etc.
Trained Ministry of Health personnel in the use of GIS software and GPS i.e. field data collection techniques, data input, data integration and analysis, GIS map design and reproduction and the use and maintenance of the database etc.
7.5 NOVEMBER 2000I – GIS CONSULTANT FOR GTZ AND MINISTRY OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT, KENYA. I used data from the 1997 Welfare Monitoring Survey to design and produce an atlas. The consultancy achieved the following objectives:
Reviewed the data.
Exported the data from excel into MapInfo GIS Mapping Software.
Designed and produced various maps showing welfare indicators by districts.
7.6 MAY – JUNE, 2000 – ECONOMIST/DATA COLLECTION SPECIALIST FOR THE STUDY ON THE FINANCING OF PRIMARY EDUCATION IN SOUTHERN SUDAN FUNDED BY UNICEF/OLS.
The following were the key tasks:
The design of the data collection instruments.
Held several interviews in Nairobi and collected the relevant information.
Visited several regions of Southern Sudan and collected the required data on financing of primary education.
Analyzed the data and prepared maps showing the data collection sites.
Wrote the report including data collection methodology.
7.7 MARCH – OCTOBER, 1999: FIELD SURVEY COORDINATOR AND GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS) ANALYST ON THE BARINGO DISTRICT HEALTH AND GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM PROJECT, MINISTRY OF HEALTH. The tasks completed were:
Designed the data collection instruments.
Organized the field work involving the ministry of health personnel who collected the data.
Used GIS technology to organize and display data on the prevalence and incidence of major diseases, number of health facilities, infrastructure (water, electricity etc), and the services provided and catchment analysis on population and personnel.
7.8 1997 – DIRECTOR FOR THE PRODUCTION OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM DATABASE AND MAPS FOR A STUDY ENTITLED “STRENGTHENING DISTRICT HEALTH SYSTEMS IN THE WESTERN PART OF KENYA” UNDERTAKEN BY PACIFIC CONSULTANTS INTERNATIONAL, (UNDER CONTRACT WITH JICA).
The completed tasks were:
Designed the database of health facilities.
Health personnel and infrastructure.
Produced maps showing the distribution of health facilities, health personnel and infrastructure.
Trained Pacific Consultants International personnel in the use and maintenance of the database.
7.9 FIELD SURVEY COORDINATOR AND GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS) ANALYST ON THE DISTRICT HEALTH FACILITY AND SERVICES PROJECTS, MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND UNFPA (THREE PROJECTS COVERING 16 DISTRICTS IN KENYA)- 1995 – 1998.
The study used GIS technology to organize and display data on facilities, personnel, primary health care and family planning services. The following tasks were completed:
Designed the data collection instruments.
trained and coordinated Ministry of Health Staff in the collection of data on THE number of health facilities, their geographical location, infrastructure (water, electricity etc), services provided (i.e. family planning, EPI etc) and personnel.
Supervised the survey; developed the database.
Used GIS technology to organize and display data on number of health facilities, their geographical location, infrastructure, the services they provide, personnel and catchments population.
Produced the maps and tables.
7.10 1997 – COORDINATOR OF PILOT MAPPING AND GIS PROJECT FOR THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION. The following objectives were achieved:
designed the data collection instruments and procedures
Coordinated data collection using GPS on schools in Machakos District.
Supervised data capture data integration and analysis; organized several senior management seminars at the MOE in the use of GIS in the analysis and dissemination of information pertaining to education in Machakos District.
Made recommendations for the development of a full scale information system for schools country-wide using GIS.
7.11 FIELD SURVEY COORDINATOR AND GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS) ANALYST ON THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH, SIDA AIDED, ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PROJECT IN MERU DISTRICT-1996.
The study used GIS technology to organize and display data on environmental health personnel and activities. The following objectives were achieved:
Designed the data collection instruments and procedures.
Undertook data collection from SIDA Aided, Environmental Health Projects in Meru District Coordinated data input.
Database development and display of SIDA Aided, Environmental Health Projects in the district.
7.12 1996 – ECONOMIST AND MAPPING SPECIALIST, STUDY ON THE FINANCING OF PRIMARY EDUCATION IN SOMALIA – EUROPEAN UNION/SOMALIA UNIT AND UNESCO-PEER.
The tasks involved were as follows:
The design of data collection instruments.
Data collection in Nairobi and several regions of Somalia.
Produced maps which displayed information on financing of primary education in the regions visited by DSA staff in Somalia.
Wrote several sections of the report on field data collection methodology.
7.13 PROJECT MANAGER AND GIS ANALYST ON A GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS) ANALYSIS OF COMMUNITY BASED DISTRIBUTORS IN KAKAMEGA, VIHIGA AND HOMA BAY DISTRICTS (KENYA), FUNDED BY GTZ FOR THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH, REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH DIVISION–1995.
The main responsibilities were:
Designed data collection instrument.
Trained field staff on field data collection methods.
Organized the implementation of data collection in the districts
Mapped the locations of health facilities and village based CBD agents and plotted them on large scale maps.
Designed and developed the database.
Analyzed the data and produced tables and maps on health facilities and CBD agents based in the villages.
7.14 FIELD PROJECT COORDINATOR AND GIS ANALYST ON A GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS) ANALYSIS OF FAMILY PLANNING IN TWO DISTRICTS IN KENYA, FUNDED BY THE UNFPA, FOR THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH, REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH DIVISION–1995.
The study used GIS technology to present data on the distribution of health facilities, family planning service delivery points (SDPs) and trained personnel in two districts. The main responsibilities were:
Designed the data collection instruments.
Trained the field staff; coordinated and supervised data collection in the districts.
Determined the location of health facilities, number and types of health personnel, services provided, category of the health facility, name of health facility etc.
Designed, developed and managed the database.
Carried out GIS buffer analysis and provided information on population within the catchment areas.
Produced maps and tables on health facilities.
7.15 CONSULTANT ON MAPPING – STUDIES ON HEALTH FINANCING IN SOMALIA, EC SOMALIA UNIT–1995.
I produced maps which displayed information on the areas visited by DSA staff in Somalia.
7.16 MAPPING SPECIALIST, STUDIES ON HEALTH MANPOWER AND EDUCATION. MINISTRY OF HEALTH, KENYA HEALTH REHABILITATION PROJECT–1994 – 95.
Produced maps which displayed information on the distribution of training institutions, doctors, nurses, clinical officers and other key staff.
7.17 FIELD COORDINATOR FOR A NATIONAL SURVEY OF HEALTH PERSONNEL. KENYA HEALTH REHABILITATION PROJECT, MINISTRY OF HEALTH–1994 .
The study involved the collection of data on 44,000 health personnel and 2,000 facilities in all districts. Tasks involved were:
The design of data collection instruments.
Testing and revision of survey instruments.
Training of over 300 Ministry of Health Staff in data collection and supervision in the districts.
Financial management and field work.
The design and development of the database.
7.18 CONSULTANT, DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS FOR AFRICA LTD., STRATEGIC HEALTH PLAN FOR THE NAIROBI AREA–1992.
The production of maps which displayed information on: socioeconomic status, demographic patterns, and the distribution of health facilities.
8.0 CENSUS AND SURVEY WORK EXPERIENCE WITH CENTRAL BUREAU OF STATISTICS, GOVERNMENT OF KENYA
8.1 COORDINATED THE PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE 989 KENYA POPULATIONS AND HOUSING CENSUS CARTOGRAPHIC WORK-1986 – 1989.
I worked under the Director of Statistics and in close consultation with other national staff and international personnel to achieve the following objectives:
Coordinated the formulation and implementation of the project activities:
Developed short term and long term development plans.
Directed the scheduling of project activities.
Undertook project management.
Provided overall leadership.
Coordinated the assessment of the existing resources and assisted in the procurement of the additional requirements.
Organized the recruitment and training of additional mapping staff.
Supervised the preparation and reproduction of field mapping instruction manuals, data collection forms and base maps for field updating.
Coordinated the monitoring and evaluation the cartographic work and updating the base maps.
Preparation of administrative and village household lists.
Briefing and working with local administration.
Demarcation of administrative and enumeration areas.
Preparation of the final census field maps.
Organized and supervised quality control checks in the office; filing and indexing of census maps and forms; preparation and reproduction of the final census maps, packaging and distribution.
Produced the list of Supervision and Enumeration Areas which facilitated the recruitment of field staff and acquisition of logistics required for the enumeration.
8.2 COMPUTERIZED THE CENSUS GEOSPATIAL DATA AS PART OF MY MA RESEARCH PROJECT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM, U.K–1989-1990.
The project used PC ARC/INFO software to design and develop the census geographic database. The database was widely used in Kenya for academic purposes as well as for project formulation for development planning by government ministries, universities, UN organizations, foreign embassies and private organizations.
8.3 I WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PREPARATION OF THE SAMPLING FRAME FOR THE KENYA NATIONAL SAMPLE SURVEY AND EVALUATION PROGRAMME–1980 AND 1986.
I worked closely with the Sampling Statistician in the preparation of the sampling frame for the Kenya National Sample Surveys and Evaluation Programmes. The key tasks were:
Preparation of cluster maps which I coordinated.
Listing of households in the field.
Office preparation of cluster maps showing the distribution of households.
Provided guidance in the use of maps for the identification of the selected households in the subsequent surveys.
9.0 TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Teacher of mathematics and geography in Vyulya Girls Secondary School (Machakos), Technical Secondary School (Nairobi) and Masii Secondary School (Machakos)– 1978 – 1979 .
10.0 PUBLICATIONS AND REPORTS
Author, the Development of Geographic Information Systems for the 1989 Kenya Population Census. Master’s Degree Thesis. University of Durham, England.
1992 Contributor, a Strategic Health Plan for the Nairobi Area. R. Schwarz. World Bank and Ministry of Health, Kenya. Development Solutions for Africa.
1994, Contributor, with R. Schwarz and S. Guild. A Survey of Ministry of Health Personnel in Kenya. Two Volumes. MOH, WBank. Development Solutions for Africa.
1995, Co-author with R. Schwarz and S. Guild. A View of Family Planning in Two Districts in Kenya: A Geographic Information Systems Approach. The Johns Hopkins Program for International Education in Reproductive Health, JHPIEGO. Development Solutions for Africa.
1995, Contributor. Pre-Feasibility Study of Japanese Collaboration on Health, Population and HIV/AIDS in Kenya. Report prepared by Development Solutions for Africa for JICA.
1995, Contributor, with R. Schwarz, S. Guild, N. Kimathi, and USAID and JICA Consultants. Joint Sector Assessment and Strategy for Health, Population and AIDS in Kenya (JICA and USAID). Report prepared by Development Solutions for Africa for JICA.
1995, Contributor, with R. Schwarz and S. Guild. The Health Sector in Kenya: Health Personnel, Facilities, Education and Training. Ministry of Health and the World Bank. Development Solutions for Africa.
1995, Co-author with A. Ferguson, R. Schwarz and S. Guild. The Distribution of Community-Based Distributors (CBD’s) in Kakamega, Vihiga and Homa Bay Districts (Kenya): A Geographic Information Systems Approach. Development Solutions for Africa. For GTZ.
1995, Co-Author with R. Schwarz and S. Guild. Health and Family Planning in Kakamega: A Geographic Information System Analysis. Development Solutions for Africa. Co-author on similar volumes produced for Kisii, Vihiga, Kitui, Machakos Kilifi, Homa Bay and Kericho. Development Solutions for Africa.
1995, Co-Author with R. Schwarz and S. Guild. The Ministry of Health, Sida Aided, Environmental Health Project in Meru District. A Geographic Information System Analysis of Activities and Accomplishments. The report includes the results of studies and maps showing the distribution of Public health personnel and SIDA activities in Meru. Development Solutions for Africa.
1996, Co-Author with R. Schwarz and S. Guild. Health and Family Planning in Mombassa: A Geographic Information System Analysis. Development Solutions for Africa. Co-author on similar volumes produced for Kilifi, Meru, Tharaka Nithi, Mbeere, Makueni, Isiolo, Mwingi districts.
1999, Co-Author with R. Schwarz, S. Guild, Dr. Sarah Onyango. Baringo Health and Geographic Information System Project. Development Solutions for Africa.
2002-2006, Author of several reports on the progress of the 2004 Sierra Leone Population and Housing Census Mapping Project.
2002-2004, A key contributor in the report on the delimitation of parliamentary constituencies and their meets and bounds, in Sierra Leone.
Nov. 2006, Author of a Mission Report on technical assessment of the key requirements and facilitation in the formulation of a plan of action for census mapping in Liberia.
2007 to 2009, Work Progress Reports on Census Cartography/GIS implementation Activities, the 2008 Liberia Population and Housing Census.
September to November, 2009, three mission reports, census cartography/GIS monitoring and evaluation for UNFPA and the Southern Sudan Commission for census, statistics and evaluation (SSSCCSE).
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