|Name||David Masereti Makori|
|Designation||Assistant Spatial Data Scientist
David is a professional spatial data scientist with training in geography, climate change, environment and landscaping. He has a PhD in geography, a masters in environmental planning and management and an undergraduate degree in landscaping. Over the years David has specialized in a number of fields including spatial assessment and modelling of invasive species, hydrological modelling, risk assessment, flower, pest and disease mapping and modelling, beneficial insect mapping and modelling, land use planning, GHG, watershed management, natural and urban environment planning and management, climate change, air and water pollution among others. From this work, David has co-authored several articles published in reputable peer reviewed journals with four of them as the first and corresponding author.
Prior to joining the SERVIR team, David was Chief Officer of Environment and Natural Resources in Nairobi City County Government and together with the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry Roads Transport and Housing, he was a co-chair of the Nairobi Regeneration Program working group, under the Office of the President. Before that, David was a research associate in icipe in the data modelling and geospatial unit, where he was in charge of GIS/RS and diversity/niche modelling of beneficial insects and their threats. David has a passion in innovations geared towards improving the quality of life to all forms of life on earth using spatial techniques. He is currently developing deep machine learning algorithms which uses multi-source data for improved species diversity modelling and prediction.