Parallel Sessions

Parallel Sessions Program (oral presentations)

Day One, Wednesday, 18th November 2015
16h00 – 17h30

Parallel Session 1.1

Subtheme: Land Policy and Evaluation

  • Mireille Biraro1, Selina Khan 1, Vallence Ngabo1, Wilson Tumusherure1, Violet Kanyiginya1, George Konguka1, Potel Jossam2, Rashid Mekki Hassan3 (1INES-Ruhengeri, 2District of Kayonza (MINALOC), 3University of Pretoria)

Access to the land tenure administration system in Rwanda and the impacts of the system on ordinary citizens

  • Daniel Weldegebriel Ambaye (Institute of Land Administration, Bahir Dar University)

Urban land policy in Ethiopia: constitutionality and equitability of the new land lease proclamation

  • David Nkurunziza1, G.Senthil Kumaran1, David Niyonsenga2 (1University of Rwanda, 2Ministry of Infrastructure)

Land value effects on Kigali master plan implementation

  • Monica Lengoiboni1, Mathilde Molendijk2 (1 University of Twente/ITC, 2Kadaster International-The Netherlands)

Land Administration and Tenure Registration: Preconditions for successful implementation

Parallel Session 1.2

Subtheme: Environmental Sustainability ­

  • Sylvère Hategekimana1, Emmanuel Twarabamenye1 (1University of Rwanda)

Using social network analysis to understand actor participation and influence on sustainable management of the Rugezi Wetland, Rwanda

  • Elias Nyandwi12, Tom A. Veldkamp1, Sherif Amer1 (1University of Twente/ITC, 2University of Rwanda)

Delineating Rwandan wetland using topographic and climatic parameters

  • Wycliffe Tumwesigye1, John Wasige2, Groen Thomas3 (1Kitabi College of Conservation and Environmental Management, 2Makerere University, 3University of Twente/ITC)

Effect of Land use change and slope position on soil organic carbon, Kitabi watershed Rwanda

  • Jonathan Mwania1, Rogier van der Velde1, Zoltan Vekerdy1, Joseph Mtamba2 (1University of Twente/ITC, 2University of Dar es Salaam)

Run off modelling of the Mara River using Satellite Observed Soil Moisture and Rainfall

Parallel Session 1.3

Subtheme: Cross-Cutting ­

  • Herve Villard Habonimana1, Jean Pierre Bizimana1, Ernest Uwayezu1, Joseph Tuyishimire1, John Mugisha1 (1University of Rwanda)

Integrated flood modeling for flood hazard assessment in Kigali City, Rwanda

  • Irene Nduta Mureithi1, Dhruba B.P. Shrestha1, Nanette C. Kingma1 (1University of Twente/ITC)

Flash flood hazard and coping strategies in urban areas: Case study in Mpazi catchment, Kigali Rwanda

  • Marc Manyifika1, Tom H.M Rientjes2 (1Rwanda Natural Resources Authority, 2University of Twente/ITC)

Diagnostic assessment on urban floods using satellite data and hydrologic models in Kigali, Rwanda

  • Ignace M Sendama1, Tom H.M Rientjes2, Arno M. van Lieshout2 (1Rwanda Natural Resources Authority, 2University of Twente/ITC)

Suitability of meteorological remote sensing products for rainfall runoff modelling in Nyabarongo Basin, Rwanda

Day Two, Thursday, 19th November 2015
10h30 – 12h15 Parallel Session 2.1Subtheme: Land Registration and Cadastre ­

  • Jaap Zevenbergen1, Rohan Bennett1 (1 University of Twente/ITC)

The visible boundary: more than just a line between coordinates

  • ­ Dukuzemariya Tharcille1, Kiema John Bosco1, Selina Khan1 (1INES-Ruhengeri)

A comparative study of general and fixed boundaries in Rwanda

  • Jean-François Beaupré1, Jaap Zevenbergen1, Walter de Vries2(1 University of Twente, 2Technische Universität München)

Burundian government initiatives for securing land rights: the case of the commune of Ngozi

  • Paul van Asperen (Delft University of Technology)

Pro-poor land tools: are they effective? Three peri-urban case-studies from sub-Saharan Africa

  • Marie Christine D. Simbizi1, Jaap Zevenbergen1, Rohan Bennett1 (1University of Twente/ITC)

Pro-Poor Land Administration and Land Tenure Security Provision. A Focus on Rwanda.

Parallel Session 2.2

Subtheme: Environmental Sustainability­

  • Emmanuel Kofi Gavu1, Eric Kofi Forson2 (1Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, 2Rudan Engineering Limited)

Using Multi Criteria Evaluation in Forest resource conservation in Ghana: spatially identifying vulnerable areas

  • Dominique Mvunabandi1 , Iris van Duren2, Tiejun Wang2 (1INES-Ruhengeri, 2University of Twente/ITC)

Eastern Chimpanzee’s habitat fragmentation in Nyungwe National Park (NNP), Rwanda

  • Ildephonse Kambogo1, Jean Pierre Bizimana2 (1Rwanda Development Board – Tourism Department, 2University of Rwanda)

Tourists’ preferences for ecotourism planning and development around Nyungwe National Park in Rwanda

  • Serges-Roberteau Tchoffo1, Rodrigue Ngonzo1, Luc Moutoni1, Georges Thierry Handja2 (1Forêts et Développement Rural (FODER), 2Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK))

Innovative GIS technology for forest monitoring

Parallel Session 2.3

Subtheme: Cross-Cutting ­

  • Adrie Mukashema12, Tom A. Veldkamp2, Anton Vrieling2 (1Rwanda Natural Resources Authority, 2University of Twente/ITC)

Automated high resolution mapping of coffee in Rwanda using an expert Bayesian Network

  • Muneza J Maurice1, Mila N. Koeva2, Markus Gerke 2 , Francesco Nex 2 ,Caroline Gevaert 2 (1Rwanda Natural Resources Authority, 2University of Twente/ITC)

A photogrammetric approach for map updating using UAV in Rwanda

  • Caroline Gevaert 1, Richard Sliuzas1, Claudio Persello1, George Vosselman1 (1University of Twente/ITC)

Opportunities for UAV mapping to support unplanned settlement upgrading

  • Adeline Ngie1, K. Abutaleb2,3, F. Ahmed3, O.J. Taiwo1, A.A. Darwish2; M. Ahmed2 (1University of Johannesburg, 2National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences – Cairo, Egypt, 3University of the Witwatersrand)

An estimation of land surface temperatures from landsat ETM+ images for Durban, South Africa

Day Two, Thursday, 19th November 2015
16h00 – 17h30

Parallel Session 3.1

Subtheme: Land Management­

  • Mr Bizimana Soda

Challenges of Unawareness and Perception of Population on Procedures of Reporting Land Information Changes in Rural Area – A Case Study of Gicumbi Distrit/ Kageyo Sector

  • Felician Komu (Ardhi University)

Compensation Assessment for Land Acquisition- the Dichotomy of National Laws and Development Partners Resettlement Requirements

  • ­ Achamyeleh Gashu Adam (Bahir Dar University)

Introducing land readjustment as an alternative land development tool for peri-urban areas of Ethiopia

Parallel Session 3.2

Subtheme: Rural and Urban Planning­

  • Bernard Hakizimana (Rwanda Housing Authority)

Geospatial analysis on rural settlements electrification and scaling up strategies in Rwanda

  • John Mugisha1, Emmanuel Nyandwi2 (1University of Rwanda,2Rwanda Natural Resources Authority)

Kigali City Peri-Urbanization and its Implications on Peri-Urban Land Use Dynamics: Cases of Muyumbu and Nyakaliro

  • David Niyonsenga1, Antje Ilberg1, David Nkurunziza2 (1Ministry of Infrastructure, 2University of Rwanda)

The Impact of Land Reform on Land Market Activity in Rwanda and Suggestions in Support of Sustainable Urban Development

  • ­ Herve Villard Habonimana1, Jean Pierre Bizimana1, Ernest Uwayezu1, Montserrat Gibert2, Luc Boerboom3 (1University of Rwanda, 2United Nations for Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat, Nairobi-Kenya), 3University of Twente/ITC)

Spatial Multi-Criteria Evaluation for Implementation onf National Urbanisation Policy in Rwanda

  • Luc Boerboom1, Montse Gibert2, Mathias Spaliviero2 (1University of Twente/ITC, 2United Nations for Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat, Nairobi-Kenya)

The spatial development framework for implementation of national urban policy­

Parallel Session 3.3

Subtheme: Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture­

  • Ivan Alia1, Gaurav Bajpai1 (1University of Rwanda)

Crop Monitoring And Mapping With Wireless Sensors

  • Roselyne Ishimwe1, Sebastian Manzi1 (1National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda)

Current and Future Activities to Improve Stratification for Seasonal Agriculture Surveys in Rwanda

  • Adeline Ngie1, F. Ahmed2, K. Abutaleb2 (1University of Johannesburg, 3University of the Witwatersrand)

Assessing maize foliar water stress levels under field conditions using in-situ Spectroscopy

  • S. Umubyeyi1, N.D.T.M. Rukazambuga2 (1Huye District, University of Rwanda)

Farmers knowledge on grain losses from bean bruchid, pesticides use by small-scale farmers and implication on food security and safety in Huye district, Rwanda

Day Three, Friday, 20th November 2015 (08h30 – 10h30)
08h30 – 10h30

Parallel Session 4.1

Subtheme: Environmental Sustainability­

  • Albert Ruhakana (Rwanda Agriculture Board)

Estimation of the change of Lake Naivasha using earth observation, GIS and hydrological model­

Parallel Session 4.2

Subtheme: Urban policy & Urban Modelling ­

  • Gilbert Nduwayezu1, Richard Sliuzas2 , Monika Kuffer2 (1 University of Rwanda, 2University of Twente/ITC)

Modelling urban growth in Kigali city, Rwanda

  • Felix Bachofer1, Volker Hochschild1 (University of Tuebingen)

A SVM-based approach to extract building footprints from pléiades satellite imagery

  • Eduardo. Pérez-Molina1, Richard Sliuzas1, Martin F.A.M. van Maarseveen1, Victor G. Jetten1 (1University of Twente/ITC)

Understanding prospective urban growth patterns for flood management of Kigali: Lessons from initial modeling experiences

  • Rachel Mundeli Murekatete1, Jean Pierre Bizimana1 (1University of Rwanda)

A GIS-based Approach for Developing Urban Walkability Indices: The Case of Kigali City, Rwanda

  • Dennis Mwaniki,  (Global Observatory linking Research to Action – Nairobi, Kenya)

Planning Urban Africa using Geospatial Technologies and Open Source Data: Experiences from Calculating Land Allocated to Streets in 17 African Cities

Parallel Session 4.3

Subtheme: Cross-Cutting ­

  • Tuyishimire Joseph1, F. Kateera.2, John Mugisha1, Sherif Amer2, P. Men2 (1 University of Rwanda, 3University of Twente/ITC)

Spatial Modelling of Malaria Risk Factors in a Rural Sector in the East of Rwanda­

  • Jean Pierre Bizimana, (University of Rwanda)

Malaria hotspots in Rwanda-relative influence of climate variability and interventions

  • ­ Elias Nyandwi12, Tom A. Veldkamp1, Sherif Amer1 C. Karema, I. Umulisa (1University of Twente/ITC, 2University of Rwanda)

Spatially structured incidence and risk factors as effective tools for monitoring schistosomiasis mansoni infection in Rwanda

  • Jean Pierre Bizimana (University of Rwanda)

Social vulnerability to malaria in Rwanda: comparison of two spatial assessment approaches