Dr. Allan Mazimwe, PhD

allan.mazimwe@mak.ac.ug / allanmazimwe@gmail.com
+256 774 322196
Lecturer, Department of Geomatics and Land Management, School of the Built Environment, College of Engineering Design Art And Technology, Makerere University, Office Number 3025.

Dr. Allan Mazimwe, PhD

Lecturer, Department of Geomatics and Land Management, School of the Built Environment, College of Engineering Design Art And Technology, Makerere University

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Geographical/ Land information systems and interoperability
  • Land cover/Land use applications of Remote sensing
  • Disaster risk management, climate change and resilience

Courses Taught

  • GLM 7105: Web mapping and Spatial data infrastructures,
  • GLM7103: GIS Applications Programming,
  • GLM7201: Project Management,
  • GLM 7207: GIS applications for Hazard, Vulnerability and Risk Assessment,
  • LSG3105 Geospatial data analysis

Brief Biography

Dr Mazimwe Allan, a Lecturer at the Department of Geomatics and Land Management, is currently serving as the acting Director of the University GIS centre and coordinator of the MSc in Geoinformation Science. Dr Allan holds a PhD in Geoinformation science Co-supervised by Chalmers University in Sweden and is a graduate member of the Institution of Surveyors of Uganda.

Dr Allan has 14 years of teaching experience at the university level and a keen interest in collaborative and interdisciplinary research. His interests are in the areas of Interoperability; the application of remote sensing in Disaster risk management and climate change studies. He has facilitated several geospatial hackathons and capacity-building workshops for ministries and agencies in East Africa on the use of geospatial and earth observation technologies.

In addition, Allan has contributed to the industry through 1) GIS consultancies and 2) technical support for enterprise GIS/land information systems development with Government institutions and the private sector.

Education Background

  • PhD GIScience, Makerere University [ 2017 – 2021] Co- supervised with Chalmers University Sweden. Topic: Pattern Driven Data Interoperability in Situation Awareness Systems: A Case of the Disaster Community in Uganda
  • MSc. Applied Geoinformatics, Paris Lodron University of Salzburg, Austria 2011-2013 (Distinction). Topic: Spatial Vulnerability Assessment to Malaria in Uganda: The Socio-Economic Dimension
  • BSc. Surveying, Makerere University [ 2006-2010]

Other key skills training (Certification)

  • Graduate Supervision
  • Graduate member ISU
  • Certificates: AI/Machine learning for weather and climate 2023 ECMWF, Software Engineering and Design

Research project history

  • 2023 Makerere University, SFI Sustainability Challenge: “The future of data-driven agriculture in Uganda: A design-led approach to building climate resilient futures with marginalised smallholder farmers”. Funders: Irish Aid – Ireland
  • 2020- 2021, Capacity building for integrated spatial planning to economic and spatial planners in Uganda. Funded by the World Bank and managed by the National Planning Authority, Uganda
  • March 2020-November 2020, Development of a Wetland vulnerability analysis tool for 10 eastern African countries under the African Union Commission (AUC) GMES Africa, collaboration with the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD), project
  • February 2017- Dec 2021, PhD study Grant Under Swedish international development Agency project 317 BRIGHT
  • 2015-2024, GMES and Africa, AUC project, Capacity building component for Earth observation in East and Central Africa with RCMRD Consortia, funded by EU
  • 2014 Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI) small grants, Towards GIS Interoperability for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development

Ongoing Graduate Student Supervision

  1. Akutu Fosca- (MSc. Geoinformation Science and Technology) Exploring the Use of Machine Learning in Flood Susceptibility Mapping.
  2. Jemba sharif (MSc. Geoinformation Science and Technology): Exploring the spatiotemporal relationship between socioeconomic factors and vandalism of electricity infrastructure within Greater Kampala
  3. Gordien Diomede Nahishakiye (MSc. Geoinformation Science and Technology) Assessing Of Agroforestry Cover And Its Impact On Soil Fertility In The Central Plateaus Of Burundi
  4. Ms Adong Betty Linda (Msc Geoinformation science) Spatial vulnerability analysis to impacts of climate change and variability among smallholder farmers.
  5. Ishara Saidia Noe (Msc geoinformation science). Exploring the performance of physically constrained machine learning models for flood fore casting)
  6. Kalala Olivier Aganze (MSc. Geoinformation Science and Technology) Topic: Deep Learning-Based Remote Sensing
  7. Mr Wandera Bachecha (Msc Urban and regional planning) Impact of Land use landcover change on Urban planning and design in Kampala City

Conferences/workshops papers presented

  1. Mazimwe, A., Hammouda, I., & Gidudu, A. (2019, June). Ontology design patterns for representing knowledge in the disaster risk domain. In 2019 IEEE 28th International Conference on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises (WETICE) (pp. 283-288). IEEE.
  2. Naturinda, E., Otukei, J. R., & Mazimwe, A. (2019). Assessment of the Impact of Deforestation on Forest Carbon Storage. A Case Study of Mabira Forest, Uganda. In Earth Observations and Geospatial Science in Service of Sustainable Development Goals: 12th International Conference of the African Association of Remote Sensing and the Environment (pp. 117-127). Springer International Publishing.

Published books

  • Mazimwe Allan 2014. Spatial Vulnerability Assessment to Malaria: The socio Economic Dimension (A case of Uganda). Publisher: Akademikerverlag

Published Journal Articles

Publications citations