I have just completed a period of being a Visiting Research Scholar in the UNODC Policy Analysis and Public Affairs section based in Vienna, Austria. Here I was conducting a piece of research on the use of remote sensing technologies to combat wildlife and forest crime in Southern and Eastern Africa. Please find links to my research survey and results below-
Research results used for my MSc thesis- http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-302657
In June (2016) I presented this piece of research at a conference titled "Space Technology and Applications for Wildlife Management and Protecting Biodiversity". This conference was organised by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (my sponsors) and the Government of the Republic of Kenya. Supported by the European Space Agency and hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi, Kenya. The research focuses on the use of a variety of remote sensing technologies including GPS, UAVs (Drones), a variety of aerial and ground sensors, GIS systems and geospatial analytical software that can detect illicit wildlife activities, not including stationary CCTV cameras operated at the entrance/exits to reserves/forest sites.
Prior to working with the UNODC I was based at ICRAF in Nairobi were I was assisting with a piece of research on Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) projects for The Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). I have a MSc in Sustainable Development & GIS from Uppsala Univeristy (Sweden) and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna.
I am now working with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ- The German Development Agency) in Brussels. Please get in touch if you have any work or research that is related to my background as I would be happy to get involved. Wildlife crime is my focal interest.