Spatial Collective is a social enterprise that develops innovative tools to support collective action. As the name suggests, we address issues from a Spatial perspective – exploring how trends relate through space, place and time.
We support our clients by investigating issues from diverse points of view – we are concerned with the perceptions and opinions of the collective.
We promote partnership-building and collective action and undertake the challenge of involving various actors from different perspectives to establish better services, projects and products and work towards a collective vision.
At Spatial Collective, we believe in the importance of dignity for all and our approach is based on mutual respect and mutually-beneficial relationships.
In this regard, we believe in providing sustainable, profitable solutions and a high quality of services for clients and communities.
Our collective expertise lies in community engagement, participatory digital mapping, iterative tools for data collection and communication and web-based mapping technologies.
Spatial Collective provides comprehensive solutions for producing, managing and visualizing geographic and other information.
Through data collection and visualization, we support companies, organizations and communities to understand available resources, current and future needs, trends and solutions.
Our platforms connect multiple users to information through available communication channels and the use of innovative technology and up to date community development techniques.
Primoz is a Geodetic Engineer with 10 years field experience in Surveying, GIS and mapping. He has worked in private and public sectors in both developed and developing countries.
He holds a MSc degree in Geodesy/Surveying and Geoinformation from the Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Jamie co-founded Spatial Collective to build a collective of people and organizations who share her belief in the power of technology, participation and exploratory community research. Jamie is a health geographer and action researcher. She has designed, implemented, advised on and reported about participatory digital mapping programmes in communities throughout East Africa.
Jamie holds a B.A. Honours Degree in Geography and African Studies from McGill University in Montreal. In 2009, Jamie travelled to Kenya as an NSERC research scholar to investigate the use of the Ushahidi platform for crowd sourcing crisis information and has been working on digital mapping projects ever since.
Simon has been working as a community development worker for 20 years in the areas of youth and reproductive health, community organizing and mobilization and capacity building in different parts of Kenya and Tanzania.
Simon has a Diploma in Community-Based Management and is currently pursuing a degree in Community Development. He previously worked for World Food Programme and Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI) as a mobilizer and World Bank as consultant.
After graduating from Tufts University in Boston, MA with a degree in Computer Engineering, David’s belief in the power of the right technology to help improve lives led him to move to Kenya and work as a developer with FrontlineSMS.
In this role he helped to design and build version 2 of the platform with a small team of developers. His enthusiasm for combining SMS with the power of a mapping and issue tracking led him to join Spatial Collective.
He has a strong interest in user experience (UX) design as well software engineering, and is in charge of designing and building the web platform.
Ishuah is a software engineer with a passion for web development and technology. He is an advocate of the Open Web and the Open Source Community. He is just starting out as an Open Source contributor.
Over the past few years Ishuah has worked on various web projects both as a contractor and as an in-house developer. Prior to joining Spatial Collective, Ishuah worked at Pamoja Media and more recently as the lead developer at Pesa Talk.
Ishuah has a bachelor of science degree in Computer Science from Kenyatta University and has been busy behind his laptop screen ever since.