Stephen Kibet

  • Stephen is responsible for activities contributing to the implementation of HarvestChoice in East Africa under the guidance of IFPRI’s Harvest Choice Team Leader as well the ReSAKSS East Africa Coordinator (based at ILRI-Nairobi). This includes collection, verification and collation of datasets accessible within the region, interaction with local HarvestChoice partners, and data processing, management and description tasks (including processing of geospatial information).

    A BS geography (major in GIS and remote sensing) graduate at Moi University in 2011, Stephen was an intern at the Environmental Research Mapping and Information Systems(ERMIS Africa) in Nairobi responsible for GIS database management, image processing, conducting field work, digitizing, cartography, and GPS applications, and providing support during GIS/GPS trainings to ERMIS staff and its clients. Prior to his internship, at the company’s Nakuru office, Stephen participated in various projects including mapping Ogiek ancestral territories and documenting their traditional knowledge and activities in Mau Forest complex.

    Stephen received an award for the best presentation by a young African GIS professional at the 2010 Africa Agriculture GIS Week (AAGW) meeting.