Caroline W. Gikwa

Designation: Assistant Lecturer
Contact: +254722274248
School/Institute: Institute of Geomatics, GIS and Remote Sensing (IGGReS)
Department: Geomatics and GIS (GEGIS)
Email: carolyne.gikwa@dkut.ac.ke or cgikwa@gmail.com

Academic Qualifications

Qualification Institution Year
Doctor of Phyilosophy in Geomatics and Geospatial Information Science Dedan Kimathi University of Technology Sept 2018 to date
Masters of Science in Information Systems University of Nairobi Sept 2004 – Sept 2010
BSc. in Surveying University of Nairobi Nov 1996 – Aug 2001

Areas of Expertise

  • Geomatics
  • Remote sensing
  • Geospatial Information Science (GIS)
  • GIS Programming
  • Web Mapping
  • GIS Database Systems

Work Experience

  • 2012 – To Date: Assistant Lecturer, Institute of Geomatics and GIS, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Nyeri, Kenya.
  • 2009 – 2012: Land Surveyor, Department of Survey, Ministry of lands, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • 2011: Part time lecturer, Department of Geomatic and Geospatial information Systems, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • 2003 – 2008: ICT officer, Defunct Electoral Commission of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya.

Other University and National Responsibilities

  • May 2021  – To Date :  Institute Timetable Coordinator for the Institute of Geomatics, GIS and Remote Sensing, DeKUT.
  • Jan 2016 –  To Date :  ISO Coordinator for the Institute of Geomatics, GIS and Remote Sensing, DeKUT.
  • Jan 2018  –  March 2021 : BSc. Students Projects Coordinator for the Institute of Geomatics, GIS and Remote Sensing, DeKUT.
  • Jan 2013 – September 2015: Attachment Coordinator for the Institute of Geomatics, GIS and Remote Sensing, DeKUT.
  • May 2009 – March 2012: Member of Land Information Management Systems(LIMS) inter-ministerial technical working group- Ministry of Lands.
  • May 2009 – March 2012: Member of Agricultural thematic group of Kenya Land use policy formulation technical working group.

Social Responsibilities

  • 2015- to date–  Member, School Board of Management,  Matu Day Secondary School(Kinyona ward, Kigumo sub county, Murang’a County)
  • 2018- to date – Licensed brigade officer and Sunday school teacher, Anglican church of Kenya (ACK), Diocese of Machakos

Publications

  • Kuria, T. B., Kirimi, K. F., Gikwa, W. C., & Kuria, N. D. (2020). Maize crop monitoring with sentinel-1 radar satellite-case study of Endebess Kenya. Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology for Development.
  • Kuria, D., Ngigi, M., Gikwa, C., Mundia, C. and Macharia, M. (2016) A Web-Based Pilot Implementation of the Africanized Land Administration DomainModel for Kenya—A Case Study of Nyeri County. Journal of GeographicInformation System, 8, 171-183.
  • Wanjiru, J. W., Gikwa, C. W., Macharia, M. W. (2013). Evaluation of the process of land registration according to Registration of Titles Act (RTA) system in Kenya. Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology for development, Volume 1 (1).
  • Gikwa, C. W., Rodrigues, A. J. (2010). Masters research project: Public administration re-engineering (PAR): A case of land administration in Kenya. (Unpublished)

Papers presented in Conferences, Seminars and Workshops

  • Kuria, D., Ngigi, M., Gikwa, C., Mundia C., Kibui S., Omondi, S., Thaa, B., & Macharia M. (2016). Improving the State of Land Administration on developing countries: a Case of LADM for Kenya – Opportunities & Challenges. Paper presented at the World Bank Conference of Land and Poverty Washington DC, 2016.

Research
a) A pilot implementation of a LADM for Kenya using open source software (GeoDjango, PostGIS, leaflet)
Research funded by SERVIR, $22,000/=, 2014-2015 -Prototype complete

Research Interests

  • Spatial data science, Web based GIS, GIS Database systems

Affiliation/Membership to Professional Bodies

  • Institution of Surveyors of Kenya