Meet the Climate Action Change Makers 2022

African Surveyors Connect, opened the call through this year’s GIS Day initiative, for change makers that are tackling issues to do with climate change through climate action to submit their innovative ideas, projects and work that will help and contribute towards saving the world.

The challenge focused on five criteria for submission which included:

  • Maps
  • Geo-enabled Apps
  • Impactful Research / Previous Case-study
  • Business Innovation / Idea
  • Storytelling / Essays

In total the challenge received 53 applicants who registered to participate in this year’s event.

This article is an up-close with the 5 winners of the challenge. Each winner received an ArcGIS for Personal Use License courtesy of Esri valued at $100 and for a duration of 12-months. In addition, all participants managed to receive a 12-month free subscription for Story Maps premium.

Meet the Change-Makers

Maria NjorogeKenya
Kevin KipchogeKenya
Muongeni Tamara MandaZimbabwe
Boineelo MoyoBotswana
Atieno Jedydah OwinoKenya
GIS Day 2022 Challenge Winners

You can view the winners bio’s and social media pages using the button below.

About the Author


Kumbirai is a final year Surveying & Geomatics students at the Midlands State University in Zimbabwe. He is also the Founder and Team Lead at African Surveyors Connect.

Kumbirai is also a young and innovative Geospatial Analyst, Developer, and Researcher with key interests in spatial epidemiology, Web-based GIS applications, Space technology, Exploration, and Inclusive and Digital Land Information Systems all towards the attainment and achievement of the Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. A true believer in the power of location and geospatial intelligence to achieve all these goals.

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