GeoNAREM stands for Geoinformation for Natural Resources and Environmental Management. We are a multinational organization with discipline-specific expertise in the application of geospatial tools in the planning and implementation of responsible management of natural resources, as well as in collaborative stakeholder planning and decision making.
What We Do
Application of Geospatial technology has often appeared too technical for actors in other professions and in this case they have not been able to harness its full potential. On the other hand Geo-developers face the challenge of rolling out of their applications in an adaptable manner that enhances its use case values.
GeoNAREM therefore aims to bridge this gap through the application and provision of Geospatial tools and services to improve people's livelihood.
Vision: The vision of the organization is a society where livelihoods are secured through better management of environment and natural resources.
Mission: The mission of the organization is to improve access to Geo-information and to apply knowledge and technology in environmental and natural resource management for better livelihoods.
Facilitate stakeholder access to innovative and user friendly Geospatial tools to support environment and natural resource management
Enhance stakeholder capacity to apply relevant geospatial tools in the management of environment and natural resources.
Provide specialized technical support to programs and institutions who promote responsible and sustainable management of natural resources.
Contribute knowledge, experience and resources in promoting social welfare, poverty alleviation, food security and livelihood empowerment.
The core of our organization lies in the extraordiary talent and creativity of our team members. They are the faces behind the action and the human machines who make the magic happen. Below are the profiles of our highly professional, yet very cool experts.
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Aristotle Boaitey, Ghana
Aristotle is a computer-savvy natural resource management expert with four years working experience in training, IT, project design and execution.
He has provided specialized, technical support to small and medium forest-based industries and stakeholders on trade regulations, certification (FSC, SAN, RSPO) and sustainable natural resource management. He has working proficiency in French as a second language.
Stephen Kibet, Kenya
Chief Technical Officer
Steve has over three years of dedicated application of GIS and Remote Sensing in food security and soil conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa. His works as consultant focused on data analysis and project mapping. He loves challenges and you will often find him fixing spatial data issues, no wonder every spatial problem to him is not a problem, rather a challenge.
Edson Mwijage, Tanzania
Chief of Operations
Edson has over two years work experience in Remote sensing and Geodatabase for Environment and Geological projects. As GIS and database manager at Jacana Resource Mineral exploration, he established and maintained a fully functional geodatabase. He also has working knowledge in environmental rehabilitation as well as in precious minerals such as Uranium, graphite and heavy minerals.
Agnes Sumareke, PNG
Chief Finance Officer
Agnes is a forester by profession with over 10 years experience in the Forest Research Institute of Papua New Guinea Forest Authority . She specialises silviculture; mainly rehabilitation of logged-over and degraded natural forest with focus on climate change. She has also worked in donor-funded forestry projects such as developing the PNG Forest Base Map (JICA) and promoting fuelwood production (ACIAR).
Country Lead, Rwanda
Maurice is experienced in Geo-Information Science and Remote Sensing with more than three years of experience in research, consultancy and higher learning institutions. His works focus on geospatial analysis for environment, natural resources management and food security. Personally, he believes that social transformation and life improvement comes from self-motivation, critical thinking and inter-dependency among community members.
GeoNAREM helped map ecosystem services, resources and economic activities in the Keta Lagoon Ramsar site in Ghana. This was done under a project by the Development Institute, Ghana
GeoNAREM is currently providing consultancy on implementing a CGIAR Water, Land and Ecosystems Innovative Upper Tana project household survey and group games in upper Tana. The project, led by CIAT, TNC, IFPRI, in partnership with other stakeholders in upper Tana, rides on the Water Fund and encompasses Livelihood, Natural Environment and integration to bring equity in women and youth
This map shows distribution of Forest Rent across Ghana's forest Districts for the half-year period of January to June 2011
Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) is tracking its projects and programs across 17 countries it currently operating. The tool allows users to locate programs and projects implemented by AGRA across these countries. The PMT was developed with collaboration SpatialDev who developed the platform and our task was to collate, clean and geocode the projects and programs which were mapped into the web portal.
We supported development of Agricultural investment portal which is the brain child of ReSAKSS-ECA. The tool aims at tracking agricultural investments in the region. The portal has mapped close to 3000 projects in 21 countries. The objective of the project is to provide one stop shop for all agricultural investment. The tool provides information on agricultural projects such as amount of funding, objectives of the project, period in which it was implemented and implementing organization.
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is catalogue the core research program (CRP) activities of the CGIAR. These activities are being captured using a web-based tool that allows a distributed group of research and data entry staff to enter data. Some aspects of the data required clean-up to make enable data entry to be efficient and accurate and that is where we came in to support.
The consultancy involved providing support to IFPRI-HarvestChoice team in collecting crop production and input data in East Africa. This initiative was to support the MAPSPAM tool that HarvestChoice is developing, updating Africa road network for travel time analysis and market locations.
Company Registration no. BN476112017
Tel: +233 540 180846
Company Registration no. 126124
Tel: +255 766 292 162
Papua New Guinea:
Company Registration no. 6-21563
Tel: +675 7238 0040
Tel: +254 723 424704
Tel: +250 788 520 135