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Emily Kimathi

International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE)

Emily Kimathi is a Geospatial Research officer at the International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) based in Nairobi, Kenya. She has a vast experience on the use of GIS, Earth observation and Geospatial modelling tools to enhance crop insect pest risks monitoring and early warning systems for integrated pest management. She holds a master’s degree in Climate change and adaptation, a bachelor’s degree in Bachelor of Arts (Geography) and postgraduate diploma in Project Management. She recently published a research paper on “Prediction of breeding regions for the desert locust in East Africa” in scientific reports, Nature journal ( The paper has been accessed over 7000 times.