Lilian is an Agri-Finance Fellow with an eye for connecting the dots to create impactful outputs. A tenacious and creative champion for agricultural transformation, Lilian is passionate about the use of technology to make work easier. She has 10 years of experience in the design and management of ICT/GEO projects; with proven capability in strategic planning. As the Thematic Lead for Agriculture and Food Security at the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development, Lilian has developed scalable, replicable and sustainable decision-making products and technology models. She sits in several high-level forums and provide technical advisory as well as speaking on EO data driven agricultural transformation to policy and decision makers. Lilian has published technical papers and presented at international conferences (the full profile is available here on Google Scholar.)
In 2016, she received a NASA Excellence Award for contribution towards Agriculture and Food Security Assessments in East and Southern Africa. Recently, she was listed among Geospatial World’s Top 50 Rising Stars in 2021 for contributions towards improving agricultural decision making in the region. Lilian mentors girls in universities through organized forums such as AFRICA GIS and UNOOSA’s Technovation. She has a bachelor’s in ICT, an MSc in in GIS and hoping to complete a Ph.D. in GIS.