[email protected] 2018 Workshop on “Application of GIS in Tourism” took place on 8th November 2018 at Mount Kenya University, in the city of Nairobi, Kenya. The event was being organized jointly by IFITT, Mount Kenya University, Kenyatta University and Karatina University, and attracted 160 participants.

Speakers Included:

  1. Prof Simon Onywere, Director, Capacity Development and Consultancy Services – Kenyatta University (KU)
  2. Wencelaus Simiyu Nabiswa, Solutions Engineer – Esri Eastern Africa (ESRI EA)
  3. David Gitonga, Ag. CEO – Tourism Research Institute (TRI)
  4. Prof. Wolfram Höpken, Professor of Business Informatics and eBusiness – University of Applied Sciences Ravensburg-Weingarten, Germany
  5. Simon Ndeweni Wanyonyi, Resource Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD)
  6. Yariwo Kitiyo, Co-Founder, Women in GIS
  7. Dr Shadrack Ngene, Assistant Director, Species Conservation & Management, Biodiversity Research and Monitoring Division, Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS)
  8. Dr Boniface Kihima, Technical University of Kenya (TUK)
  9. Dr Esther Munyiri, School of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Studies, Kenyatta University (KU) & the Kenyatta University team



The event featured presentations from GIS experts and practitioners drawn from organisations including, among others

  • a) EsriEA
  • b) RCMRD
  • c) Kenya Wildlife Services
  • d) Women in GIS
  • e) Ministry  of Tourism and Wildlife
  • f) Mount Kenya University
  • g) Karatina University
  • h) Kenyatta University
  • i) USIU