Operations & Advocacy Lead

Caroline Akoth

Caroline is a Spatial Data Scientist and Co-Founder of Women in GIS, Kenya. She has over 6 years’ experience in the Geospatial field and has supported the application of data in effective decision making in various industries such as Health and urban planning. Most recently, Caroline has supported the United Nations Human Settlement Programme in the data collection, analysis and visualization of SDG indicators 11.2.1, 11.3.1 and 11.7.1. Previously, she supported the use of data and analytical tool to ensure effective and efficient delivery of Health Services.
At Women in GIS, Kenya (WiGISKE), Caroline is the Chief Operations and Advocacy Officer, a role that ensures that the organization accomplishes its mandate to continue to use data to champion for gender equality. Caroline has been a speaker at Spatial Data Forums such as the internationally acclaimed “Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial” (FOSS4G) conference, The State of the Map Conference (SOTM), an annual conference for Mappers, and the United Nations Global Geospatial Forums.