Dr. Jean Pierre Bizimana

Job Title: 

Senior Lecturer

Contact Info: 

Email: j.p.bizimana@ur.ac.rw

Office Number: RDG 03


After graduating from “Groupe Scolaire de la Salle Byumba”, Jean Pierre Bizimana studied Human and Physical Geography at former National University of Rwanda and obtained a degree of Bachelor of Science in Geography. He continued his studies at International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), the Netherlands, and obtained a Master of Sciences in Urban Planning and Management, and PhD in geography from University of Rwanda. He is currently employed at University of Rwanda as Senior Lecturer in Geography Department and as an Affiliated Researcher at the Centre for Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing (CGIS-UR) working on subjects related to urban and regional planning, Geographic Information Systems, risk and vulnerability assessment, integrated systems analysis, environmental health and climate change. He has been involved in consultancy work and research projects including HEALTHY FUTURES, a consortium research project funded by European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013).


Niyitanga F, Bizimana JP, Mugiraneza T (2015) Assessment of Mineral Fertilizer in Rwanda. International Journal of Agriculture Innovations and Research 3(5):1478-1482. http://ijair.org/index.php?option=com_jresearch&view=publication&task=sh...

Bizimana, J.P., Twarabamenye, E., Kienberger, S. (2015). Assessing the social vulnerability to malaria in Rwanda. Malaria Journal. 14(2): doi: 10.1186/475-2875-14-2. http://www.malariajournal.com/content/pdf/1475-2875-14-2.pdf.

Tompkins, A.M.; Di Giuseppe, F.; Colon-Gonzalez, F, Chirombo, J; Bizimana J.P.; Namanya D. (2014) A dynamical climate-driven malaria early warning system evaluated in Uganda, Rwanda and Malawi. Malaria Journal 13 (Suppl1):99. http://www.malariajournal.com/content/13/S1/P99.

Rushemuka, P.N., Bizimana, J.P., Mbonigaba, J.J.M. & Bock, L. (2014). Bridging the soil map of Rwanda with the farmer’s mental soil map for an effective Integrated and Participatory Watershed Management research model. In: Challenges and Opportunities for Agricultural Intensification of the Humid Highland Systems of Sub-Saharan Africa (Eds). Vanlauwe, B, van Asten, P., Blomme, G). Springer, pp. 397. http://www.springer.com/life+sciences/agriculture/book/978-393-319-07661....

Bizimana, J. P. (2013). Health. Atlas of Rwanda. In D. B. Yahmed, N. Houstin, J. R. Pitre and E. Twarabamenye (Eds). Paris, France, Les Edition du JAGUAR: 112-113.

Rulisa, S; Kateer K. F; Bizimana J.P.; Agaba, S; Dukuzumuremyi, J; Baas, L; Harelimana, JD; Mens, F. P; Kimberly R. B; de Vries, P. J., (2013). "Malaria Prevalence, Spatial Clustering and Risk Factors in a Low Endemic Area of Eastern Rwanda: A Cross Sectional Study." PLoS ONE 8(7): e69443. http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0069443.

Bizimana, J.P; Mugiraneza, T; Twarabamenye, E Mukeshimana; M.R. (2012). Land Tenure Security in Informal Settlements of Kigali City. Case study in Muhima Sector; Rwanda Journal, Vol25, Series D, ISSN: 2305-2678. http://www.ajol.info/index.php/rj/article/view/78916

Bizimana J.P., Schilling, M. (2010). Geo-Information Technology for Infrastructural Flood Risk Analysis in Unplanned Settlements: a case study of informal settlement flood risk in the Nyabugogo flood plain, Kigali City, Rwanda. In: Showalter, P.S. and Lu, Y., (Eds). Geospatial Techniques in Urban Hazard and Disaster Analysis. Doredrecht Heiderberg London New York: Springer Netherlands. pp. 99-124. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-90-481-2238-7_6.

Harorimana, D.; Harebamungu, M.; Bizimana.J.P. (2007). Le Café et les caféiculteurs au Rwanda: Cas du district de Maraba (Butare) dans la province du sud; Editions Publibooks Université, Paris, France.

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