Bernard has an MSc in Geo‐informatics from the International Institute of Geo‐information Science and Earth observation (ITC, The Netherlands) and a BA in Economics, Geography and Mathematics minor (University of Nairobi, Kenya). Most recently, he has been an assistant lecturer at the Department of Geography and Environmental studies, University of Nairobi (including teaching courses in GIS and remote sensing; statistical techniques and analysis; research methods and fieldwork; map‐work, aerial photo interpretation and computer techniques for geography). Bernard is currently reading for his PhD at King's College London as part of the Urban ARK programme and is supervised by Professor Bruce Malamud and Dr James Millington. He previously worked as a County Drought Information Officer for Baringo County where he handled DRR and Management for climatic related disasters (e.g., drought, floods and landslides). He brings experience in data collection, geodatabase management, spatial/remote sensing analysis, information management and dissemination, and has worked for a variety of organisations such as the Kenya National Drought Management Authority (NDMA), Oakar Services, IGAD Climate Prediction and Application Centre (ICPAC), Institute for Meteorological Training and Research (IMTR) and ESRI Eastern Africa.