United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa
Statistician, ACS- Geospatial Information Management System
Mr. Ayenika Godheart Mbiydzenyuy, joined the African Centre for Statistics of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa on the 2nd of November 2010 as Statistician (Census Cartography and Data Processing). He is a Cameroonian by nationality and a holder of an MSc. Degree in Demography from the Bamenda University of Science and Technology (BUST), a Post-Graduate Diploma in GIS/Remote Sensing and a Diploma in Global Satellite Navigation Systems (GNSS) and Location Based Services (LBS), from the United Nations African Regional Centre for Space Science Technology in English (ARCSSTEE), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria.
Over the years he has gained projects based relevant professional experience in areas including and not limited to: census cartography, demographic and Geographic Information System (GIS)/Remote Sensing while working in partnership with organisations such as: Cameroon Central Bureau of Census and Population Studies, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), UK RICS Education Trust, Swedish International Foundation for Science, Planet Action Foundation, GeoEye Foundation etc. He has assisted from 2016 to 2020 in coordinating the Africa Programme on Accelerated Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (APAI-CRVS). From 2016 to 2020 he was the ECA coordinator for the 2020 Round of Census in Africa and Assistant coordinator of the Global Geospatial Information Management-Africa. He is associated with several publications such as: The Usefulness of Geo-Referenced Dwelling Frames for Census Cartography in Africa, Guidelines on the use of electronic data collection technologies in population and housing censuses, Infant Mortality:Malaria Control Among Slum Children in the Great Lakes Region of Africa: The Power of Geospatial Intelligence, African Census Cartography Manuel (A Step by Step Approach in Carving Out Enumeration Areas for Census Undertakings), Volunteered Geographic Information in Africa, Reference Guide on Cities and Human Settlements in Africa etc.