Joyce Murugi Rugendo
Joyce is a GIS Consultant with Veritas. She has comprehensive knowledge and understanding of mapping and technical issues. She manages mapping data and performs analyses to assess geographic data for energy generation and distribution. Joyce also provides technical support for assessing geotagging, grid design, and productive use needs for off-grid power. Previously, worked for four years at Powerhive East Africa as a GIS Analyst. She has identified target mini-grid locations for further project development in expansion markets in Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Sierra Leone, and DRC. This involved site selection, site surveys, designing of the sites, and giving the total CAPEX of each site, as well as analyzing GIS survey reports to evaluate the feasibility of choosing mini-grid sites for installation. At Bridge International Academies where her role was GIS Assistant and Research Associate, was involved in the digitizing and georeferencing satellite imagery and aerial photography for data collection for construction of low-cost schools in Kenya slum areas, participated in GIS spatial and attribute data collection, cleaning, compilation and performing analysis procedures using Quantum GIS and Microsoft Excel tools. She also carried out individual in-depth household interviews in low-income communities and education and financial service providers using surveys and GPS equipment. As FDB and GIS Data Gatherer contracted to Kenya Power and Lighting Company Joyce was involved in gathering geographic and technical data for KPLC’s power network.