Dr. Gerald Forkuor


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WASCAL Competence Centre

06 BP 9507, Ouaga 06, BURKINA FASO


  • Senior Researcher


Competence Centre

Research interests:

Application of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems to Agriculture and Water Resources Management

Programs and Research Projects:

  • 2.1 Land Cover & Land Use Change
  • Cluster 2: Landscape Dynamics
  • Doctoral Programme Climate Change and Human Habitat

Professional experience:

Gerald Forkuor holds a PhD in Remote Sensing from University of Wuerzburg, Germany. His PhD focused on agricultural land use mapping using multi-sensor satellite data. He is currently the lead Remote Sensing scientist at the Competency Center of the West African Science Service Center for Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Gerald previously worked as a research officer for the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) where he led in implementing the geospatial components of numerous projects. His research interest is in the application of Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing in water resource management and agriculture. Gerald has authored and co-authored about twenty scientific papers, book chapters and conference contributions.

Education & Training:

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wuerzburg, Germany
Postgraduate Diploma, International Institute of Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation, Netherlands
Master of Science, University College London, United Kingdom
Bachelor of Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana

Download publications:


Multi-Temporal Landsat Images and Ancillary Data for Land Use/Cover Change (LULCC) Detection in the Southwest of Burkina Faso, West Africa

Zoungrana, Benewinde J-B. | Christopher Conrad, Leonard K. Amekudzi, Michael Thiel, Evariste Dapola Da, Gerald Forkuor, and Fabian Löw

Evaluating the sequential masking classification approach for improving crop discrimination in the Sudanian Savanna of West Africa

Forkuor, Gerald | Christopher Conrad, Michael Thiel, Tobias Landmann, Boubacar Barry