The Department of Information and Knowledge Management (DIKM) has two sections
1. Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing – GIS/RS
This section is responsible for
(i) Geo-database management, review and updating
(ii) GIS/RS training
(iii) Supporting other departments with GIS/RS services
(iv) GIS/RS consultancy services
(v) Spatial data collection and analysis.
CETRAD’s GIS/RS lab is well equipped with state-of-the-art technologies and has a very rich geo-database developed from many years of research and some of it acquired from other sources including collaborating institutions. The data is organized into several broad themes including administration, Infrastructure, Social, Population, Land, Hydro, Soils, and others, covering different counties, regions, Kenya and also other counties like Tanzania and Ethiopia.
2. Information Communication and Technology - ICT
ICT is crosscutting section in CETRAD responsible for all ICT related services including but not limited to hardware infrastructure, software and online platform development and maintenance, data and information management, network planning, installation and support, cybersecurity management, telecommunication system support and servicing and personnel management and training.