Huner Khayyat



Huner Khayyat

Senior Information Management and GIS Officer


Huner Khayyat has been working with iMMAP since November 2016 for Mosul Humanitarian Response / Multi-Dimensional Risk Mitigation & Information Management Center project. He also supervises the GIS section of iMMAP Iraq.

Mr. Khayyat is supporting mapping and cartographic visualization, data analysis, and GIS capacity building for iMMAP staff internally, the national Mine Action Authorities, and the Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) actors in Iraq with different level ArcGIS and ArcGIS Pro.

He has more than fifteen years of GIS experience working for NGOs, private sector companies, and for several Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Ministries as GIS consultant and data analyst. He also has experience as Senior Lecturer in the Salahaddin University in Erbil.

Huner Khayyat holds Ph.D. in GIS & Remote Sensing – Climate Change with distinction from a joint PhD. research program between the University of Rome – La Sapienza and Salahaddin University – Erbil, and holds an MSc. with distinction in GIS & Remote Sensing Applications in Urban Planning and Urban Land Use Administration from the Salahaddin University – Erbil. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (Urban Planning and Management Domain) / International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) – University of Twente - Enschede, The Netherlands.

Huner Khayyat is a co-founder of Kurdistan Geographers society and has more than 10 research pieces and articles published in different GIS, Remote Sensing and Geographic fields and contributed as co-author for a book entitled “Environmental Remote Sensing and GIS in Iraq” by Springer Nature.