Dr. Jane Bemigisha is the founder and Executive Director of ESIPPS International Ltd, an environmental and geo-information applications consultancy firm based in Uganda. She has more than 30 years of experience designing, leading and contributing to the environment and sustainable development, research and innovation in biodiversity, agriculture and soils, energy, water/wetlands and climate change, primarily applying Earth Observation and geoinformation technologies. She facilitates science -policy interfaces and champions establishment of environment information and Earth Observation centers and institutional frameworks.
Dr Bemigisha has a PhD in Natural Resources Management applying Hyperspectral Remote Sensing and Participatory GIS; an MSc. in Environmental Systems Monitoring and Analysis, and a bachelor’s degree in Geography, specialising in Land Use/ Resource Assessment and Applied Climatology. Dr. Bemigisha is the first Uganda Golden Jubilee Independence Medallist on account of contribution to environmental conservation, planning and documentation including the use of geo–spatial mapping technologies for sustainable development. The medals are awarded by H.E
The President of the Republic of Uganda to distinguished citizens who have excelled in their services to society.
Dr. Bemigisha is founder and Chair of an ESIPPS-hosted think tank platform, the Gender, Climate Change and agriculture in Africa (GECA) Research Institute. She sits on the African Scientific Research and Innovation Council (ASRIC) and she is a member, Board of Directors, Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS). She has contributed to various tasks of Group on Earth Observation (GEO) and participates in AFRIGEOSS, a GEO- affiliated initiative promoting Earth Observation in Africa. Dr Jane Bemigisha has served as vice Co-chair, 2016 – 2019 of the UN Environment Sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO 6) and holds an American Association of Publishers 2020 Prose Wards Finalist and Subject Category Winner for environmental sciences, recognised for contribution to UN Environment’s Geo-6 published by Cambridge University Press.