NETWORK, INNOVATE AND INSPIRE

Women in GIS initiative is a non-profit organization that was founded on the basis of creating a community of visionary women in Geospatial Technlogy to bridge the gender divide in use of this technology as well as celebrate great strides made by women in GIS and encourage women/girls involvement in the field. We seek to build a community of innovators and create a network of talented individuals who can help use their technical geospatial skills for social good and causes.

Women in GIS is currently operating in Kenya, with the vision of expanding throughout the East African region to bring on board entire communities. We do this work through three main platforms: Networking Events, Knowledge Transfer sessions and Mentorship Programs.

Learn

We aspire to learn from and share our knowledge with diversity and inclusivity at the fore front.

Network

We hope to create lasting connections and a strong community to exchange ideas and bring changes in the spatial world.

Succeed

We aspire to create a community of visionary women who map to change the world.

OBJECTIVES OF WIGISKE

WiGIS is a consortium of advocates from academia, government, and private industry designed to advance the presence of women in GIS.WiGIS fosters relationships and resource sharing among members and institutions.
Activities of the organization include social gatherings, professional development and educational events, and opportunities for networking and mentoring. Some of our objectives are:

To provide a mentorship platform for Women in GIS in Kenya.

To organize events and knowledge transfer sessions aimed at improving knowledge and application of GIS to solve problems facing women in Kenya.

To strengthen professional skills of women in GIS Community.

To enable the Women in GIS Community to apply GIS, Data Analysis and Visualization skills to improve their socio-economic dynamics. 

To keep Women in GIS, Kenya informed of new technological advances.

OUR MISSION AND VISION


The initiative is inspired by our everyday experience and journey in the field with our key focus being to ensure that women are part of the force shaping the future of technology. Women in GIS Kenya has since grown in terms of membership and impact in the field through our high quality and informative sessions that provide top-notch information on matters important to the geospatial community.

OUR WORK

Our sessions range from geo-discussions, lightning talks, mentorship and knowledge transfer sessions.

SEE OUR PROJECTS
Networking Events

Networking Events

We hold events and meetups for conversations on the works of Women in GIS and thematic interest topics.

  • Panel discussions
  • Breakfast Meet Ups
  • Lightning Talks
  • Fireside chats
Mentorship Program

Mentorship Program

A program that links a mentor and the mentee to help share thought ideas on both sides and for guidance in career. We hope to reach out to thought leaders students and younger professionals.

  • Speed Dating Style
  • Monthly long-term style
Knowledge and Technology Transfer

Knowledge and Technology Transfer

We hold training sessions to provide the technical and soft skills necessary for the industry. We hope to impact students and young professionals with skills that will enable them to fit better into the industry.

  • Training Workshops
  • Webinars
  • Partnered Training Programs

JOIN THE WIGISKE TEAM !

Join the team that helps narrow the digital divide in our society today.

WiGISKe Founders

Director of Business Development

Yariwo Kitiyo

Yariwo runs the business development arm of WiGIS and is the Chief Executive Officer where she streamlines partnerships and programmes.

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Technical Director

Sophia Njeri Murage

A creative and technical mind with the vision is to see the organisation make a change by thinking different.

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Director of Operations and Advocacy

Caroline Akoth

Caroline ensures that the organization accomplishes its mandate to continue to use data to champion for gender equality.

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