Goodluck Estomih Laizer
Young Expert at Rain Foundation - Tanzania
YEP period 2016 - 2018, batch 8
I am a project officer at Rain Foundation working in a project called Igunga Eco-village in Tabora, Tanzania. In the project I am a representative of 3R consortium formed by four organizations namely Rain foundation, Aqua for All, Metameta and Acacia Water, ensuring all activities are implemented as planned and monitoring of the pilot interventions in the project villages, I am a liaison for all partners in the project regarding 3R interventions (3R = Recharge + Retetion+Reuse). As 3R YEP I am mapping and documenting all existing water resources (water points, ponds, wells etc.), irrigation scheme in the project area. Supporting the Village Development Council, produce village land use maps, support each village Development Council, develop Land use plans and enact village NRM by-laws. Conducting Water, Sanitation and Hygiene surveys and analyses. Logistical support to SHIPO Company in implementation of then 3R technologies i.e. Groundwater recharge, Rainwater Harvesting Technologies, Well drilling, WASH technologies demonstrations in villages.
Water resources management, environmental management, geographic information systems and remote sensing technologies, team working skills, irrigation water engineering skills, designing of irrigation structures, land survey, AutoCAD 3D civil.
Education: BSc. in Irrigation and Water Resources Engineering from Sokoine university of Agriculture, 2015
Experience before YEP
Nov 2015-Feb 2016: Field Project officer. Feed the future ILSSI is an acronym for Innovation Lab for Small Scale Irrigation Systems which was funded by US Government's feed the future initiative. I was working with three groups of farmers to research with them the adaptability of small irrigation technologies and to research on crop water requirement in the research plot for the crops which have not yet their crop water requirement data.
2015: Research assistant. Data collection and processing using Remote Sensing technology i.e. the use of Octocopter to collect field data for agricultural crop management activities. Participating in processing remotely sensed images using Agisoft software. Water sampling and water quality.
September 2015: Research Assistant LIFELAND project, Laying Foundation for effective Landscape level planning. Responsible for collection of Baseline survey data from SAGCOT Ihemi cluster in regions of Iringa and Njombe. To get more in information http://lifelandihemi.blogspot.com/2015/10/laying-foundations-for-effective.html.
2014-2015: Volunteering in Land cover classifation activity by Geo-wiki. To get more information visit http://geo-wiki.org/.
2011-2014: During my Bachelor’s degree I was involved in various technical activities i.e. designing and construction of irrigation canals, survey, welding, mapping activities etc.