Dr. Nakalembe is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, currently serving as the Africa Director under NASA Harvest and a member of the NASA SERVIR Applied Sciences Team, where she serves as the Agriculture and Food Security Thematic Lead. Her responsibilities include driving innovations in Earth Observation (EO) technologies to improve monitoring, food security, and agricultural productivity in Africa. https://www.catherinenakalembe.com/home
Dr. Nakalembe's research interests span various topics, including satellite remote sensing, machine learning, land use and land-use change mapping, humanitarian mapping, and climate change. Her work has been instrumental in developing methods and systems for smallholder agriculture in Africa using remote sensing and machine learning. This has led to the establishment of satellite EO-based crop monitoring initiatives in multiple African countries.
Ph.D. Geographical Science from the University of Maryland
Master's Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore Maryland
B.Sc. Environmental Science from Makerere University Kampala, Uganda
Kelvin is Director of Risk and Resilience at FSD Africa, where he is responsible for driving financial market innovation in Africa to increase resilience and create pathways for green finance to flow towards a net-zero and nature-positive future.
Kelvin is a qualified actuary and has over 23 years’ experience in financial services in emerging markets. Prior to joining FSD Africa, Kelvin held various senior executive roles in the private sector including CEO of a life insurance company in Tanzania, Regional Director for a digital health company in Kenya and co-founder of a health-fintech start-up in India and Pakistan.
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