Cynthia Runyenje

Cynthia Runyenje
Designation: Monitoring and Evaluation officer, APHRC
Cynthia Runyenje is an epidemiologist, with over eight years of experience in the public health sector. Her area of expertise revolves around healthcare systems research and innovative results-based Monitoring and Evaluation systems. Currently, she works as the Monitoring and Evaluation officer at the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC).

Blogs by author

Applications of nighttime light data in international development research

The increasing availability of remotely-sensed measurements of nighttime light intensity across space and time opens the door to new possibilities to understand how the Earth is changing. These insights can improve decision-making to guide policy, deliver services, and improve governance in near real-time. However, accelerated human modifications of the landscape and human activities are profoundly affecting the processes on the Earth's surface, both locally and globally, creating a variety of challenges for scientists and policymakers in understanding global change and its repercussions.