Membre du personnel

Emmanuel NYANDWI

Faculté des sciences
Département de Géographie (SGOG) - PhD student
Courriel :
Bureau : Bâtiment Sciences
Rue Grafé, 2 - 5000, Namur
Fax : +32 (0)81 72 44 71


Emmanuel NYANDWI graduated with a BSc in geography with specialisation in urban and regional planning from the former National University of Rwanda in 2010. He worked as a GIS specialist under the HTSPE UK support team during the systematic land registration project in Rwanda from 2010 to 2012. Afterward, he went to the Ardhi University in Tanzania where he graduated with MSc in urban planning and management. Starting in 2014, he was employed in the central government land management agencies: Rwanda Housing Authority and Rwanda Land Management and Use Authority. In 2016 he received an in-service training scholarship to follow another master's course at the University of Twente in the faculty of ITC and graduated in 2018 with MSc in Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation for Land Administration. After joining the University of Rwanda in 2019, for a lectureship, Emmanuel is passionate about advancing his teaching and research career with a keen interest in the application of GIS to analyse and understand the spatial structure of the Anthropocene in the context of mountainous scarce land developing countries.


Currently, Emmanuel is a Ph.D. student In the department of Geography of the University of Namur.


Domaines d'expertises

GIS, Spatial planning 

Responsabilités externes

Part of the PRD-LAFHAZAV project: Landslide and flood hazards and vulnerability in NW Rwanda: towards applicable land management and disaster risk reduction, Emmanuel is doing his Ph.D. research on assessing the dynamic interplay between population and vulnerability to landslides and floods.

The objective of his Ph.D. research is to undertake a contextualized assessment of the population vulnerability and risk regarding flood and landslide hazards, taking into account resilience mechanisms at the household and community scales, as well as DRR programs already in place in this region.

The study will contribute to the project's objectives to have:

  1. to have an increased research capacity to conduct a scientific risk assessment, integrating specific hydrogeomorphic hazards and associated risks with the human dimensions of risks;
  2. to have the ability to make up-to-date assessments of these two hydrogeomorphic hazards which will be used to raise awareness and identify suitable mitigation and resilience strategies with exposed communities and all relevant stakeholders involved in disaster risk reduction;
  3. to have a strong partnership from the beginning of the project with local and national stakeholders involved in disaster risk reduction, for better integration of scientific insights into natural hazard and risk management policy.


  • MSc in Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation for Land Administration
  • MSc in Urban planning and Management 
  • BSc in Geography (Urban and Regional Planning)