Alban Uwacu Singirankabo

Job Title: 

Lecturer

Contact Info: 

Email: a.singirankabo_uwacu@ur.ac.rw

Office Number: CGIS 04

Biography: 

Alban Singirankabo is a Lecturer in the department of Geography at the University of Rwanda. He holds a Master of Science degree in Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation for land Administration (2011) from the University of Twente, the Netherlands. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environment and Land Management (2008) from the former National University of Rwanda (now part of the University of Rwanda). At the University of Rwanda, he teaches courses related (but not limited to) Land Administration and Geo-Information Sciences. His research interest includes land tenure security, land registration, land use and land consolidation planning and management with much focus on innovative, inclusive and participatory approaches in both urban and rural contexts with the application of Geo-Information Sciences.

Professional Trainings:

  1. Arusha: “Project and programme management”. Short course (September 2013) organized and delivered by the Management for Development Foundation - Eastern & Southern Africa MDF-ESA. Arusha, Tanzania.
  2. Wageningen: “Competing claims on natural resources”. Short course (March 2013) organized and delivered by the Wageningen Centre for development innovation in Wageningen, the Netherlands.
  3. Dar es Salaam: “Innovations in Land Registration and titling - Towards Pro-Poor Land Administration”. Tailor made course (November 2011) Organized and delivered jointly by the UN school of Land Administration studies of the University of Twente and the Ardhi University in Tanzania.

Publications: 

  1. Gough, K. V., Esson, J., Andreasen, M.H., Singirankabo, A.U., Yankson, P. W. K., Yemmafouo, A. with Mainet, H. and Ninot, O. (2013): ‘City Dynamics’ RurbanAfrica Briefing No. 3, 2013, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (ISSN: 2246-2007).
  2. Singirankabo, A.U., (2013). Population, In: Atlas of Rwanda, Editors: Pitte, J.P., and Twarabamenye, E., Les Editions du Jaguar, ISBN 978-2-86950-483.
  3. Singirankabo, A.U., (2013). Energy and Mining, In: Atlas of Rwanda, Editors: Pitte, J.P., and Twarabamenye, E., Les Editions du Jaguar, ISBN 978-2-86950-483.
  4. Singirankabo, A.U., (2013). Transport and Communication, In: Atlas of Rwanda, Editors: Pitte, J.P., and Twarabamenye, E., Les Editions du Jaguar, ISBN 978-2-86950-483.
  5. Singirankabo, A.U., (2012). Systematic land registration in Rwanda. Community perception and impact on the adjudication. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing. Saarbrücken, Germany. (ISBN: 978-3-8473-3904-5).

List of courses/modules taught:

  1. Introduction to Geographic Information sciences and Cartography
  2. Principles of Remote Sensing
  3. GIS for Urban Planning
  4. GIS and Spatial Statistics
  5. GIS and Hydrological Modeling (MSc. WREM)
  6. Introduction to Land Information
  7. Local Economic Development
  8. Research project II
  9. Research Project III for Urban planners
  10. Final Research Project Preparation

 

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