Barasa Bernard and Vincent Kakembo, Uganda



Hi, my name is Barasa Bernard from Uganda aged 29 years. I grew up from Lugazi town (Buikwe District) but now stationed in Kampala city.

I am a PhD student (Environmental Geography) at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa. In particular, majoring in computerized modeling of soil quality, stream flow, sediment transport and land use dynamics with incorporation of GIS and Remote Sensing techniques. I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management from Uganda Management Institute, Master of Science in Environment and Natural Resources and a Bachelors degree in Environmental Management both from Makerere University. My future goal is to become a fully baked Environmental GIS Specialist. Otherwise, I like playing/watching football, dancing and reading novels in my free time.

I also manage the Makerere University Geographical Information Systems Centre (2011 to date) which is coordinating and providing support (technical, spatial data, hard ware and software support) to other university units, carrying out geospatial technological short trainings and consultancies.

Hello, my name is Vincent Kakembo. I am from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. I did my PhD studies at Rhodes University, South Africa. My research interests are in land use and cover change (LUCC), land degradation studies, particularly soil erosion and landslide occurrence. I am planning to set up an LUCC research group under the auspices of the NMMU’s Centre for African Conservation Ecology (ACE). In my free time, I enjoy bicycle riding, watching football and gardening.

Give us some information about your research. What is the title of your research project? What are you researching? What do you hope to accomplish with your research?