Michelle Mumbi Gathigi
Director of Operations, Spatial Collective, Kenya
Michelle Mumbi Gathigi is the Director of Operations at Spatial Collective Limited – a Nairobi-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and technology consulting company founded in 2012. Spatial Collective’s model consists of training and supporting communities and organizations on how to adapt available technologies to collect data that is important to them, and then help them store, own and analyze the data in order to make the most appropriate development solutions. The majority of the work is conducted in difficult environments where there are very few existing data, and on issues of significant global importance ranging from environmental management, livelihoods and economic prosperity, formal and informal governance initiatives, safety and security, and property rights.