Shem Kifugo is a GIS expert with over 12 years of experience in GIS-Remote Sensing. Shem led the participatory mapping of natural resources with local communities and stakeholders while at the International Livestock institute (ILRI) and with the Northern Rangeland Trust (NRT) in Kenya and Tanzania. Shem holds an MSc in Geo-information Systems for Rural Application (Wageningen Agricultural University in conjunction with International Institute for Aerospace Survey and Earth Science, The Netherlands).
1998 Thesis title ‘A GIS approach towards habitat evaluation of ungulates. In July 2022, Shem worked as consultant with KWCA, editing and Harmonization of KWCA database with GIS database; identify mapping gaps, map gaps and maps production. He also did an assessment of livelihood diversifying potential of livestock-based carbon sequestration options in pastoral and agropastoral systems in Africa, a project funded by ILRI partnered with ICRAF, Hawassa University (Ethiopia), University of Hohenheim, DISTL and INERA (Burkina Faso). He was involved in mapping land cover changes, characterizing the sites, mapping the enclosures, and working with scientist conducting studies on soils and vegetation in Yabelo southern Ethiopia, modelling the carbon and training of the PhD students in GIS and RS while at ILRi. Recently, Shem undertake an assignment to update a National and Landscape Level Maps for the 2nd State of Conservancies report, he Worked with KWCA team to update Shapefiles for the National conservancies, landscape, and tourism facilities. Compose national A0 and A3 maps, A4 for 12 landscape and include tourism facilities in them.