SAVANNA LAB

The whole world is a savanna; forests and grasslands are just special cases.

Njoki Kahiu


International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
N.Kahiu@cgiar.org

Research Interests


Njoki is a remote sensing expert at International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). She holds a PhD in Geospatial Science and Engineering (specializing in Remote Sensing Geography), Geospatial Sciences Centre of Excellence, South Dakota State University, USA. Previously Njoki held a Master of Science degree, University of Twente, Faculty of ITC, Netherlands and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Kenyatta University, Kenya. She has a wealth of experience in applying geospatial tools (GIS and remote sensing) in environmental management, livestock management, index based livestock insurance, rangeland monitoring, biodiversity/natural habitat conservation, assessing food security, climate and ecological modeling. In these applications, Njoki has gained expertise in handling large datasets for global, regional and national analysis. Njoki worked as a remote sensing expert at Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) for natural habitat conservation and land degradation, lecturer at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, and as a Project Officer for endangered species conservation at East African Wild Life Society.