Nashon Adero

Nashon Adero
Taita Taveta University, Voi, Kenya · Mining

PhD Researcher, TU Bergakademie Freiberg (Germany); MSc (Resources Engineering)

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Introduction
Nashon is a university lecturer and geospatial expert in Land Surveying, Geodetic Science and Geoinformatics (Photogrammetry, GIS & Remote Sensing). He mainly researches and publishes on topical issues at the nexus of policy and technology with respect to environmental modelling, resource planning, and infrastructure services. He has been a journal reviewer for Elsevier since 2007.
Additional affiliations
January 2015 - present
Taita Taveta University
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Teaching Engineering Surveying and Mine Surveying and research on geospatial models for optimisation in mine planning and extraction
June 2014 - October 2014
OSL
Position
  • Technical Quality Assurance Manager - GIS User Needs Assessment for Arid and Semi-Arid Lands in Kenya
Description
  • Developed and implemented the spatial framework for integrating the needs of all categories of stakeholders into the intended GIS-based Knowledge Management Centre
June 2014 - present
Various
Position
  • Group Leader
Description
  • Developing spatial frameworks, implementation plans, and leading field surveys and FGDs for policy and technical decisions.
Education
October 2004 - September 2006
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Field of study
  • Resources Engineering

Publications

Publications (27)
Book
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The Future of Africa in the Post-COVID-19 World is a timely unputdownable book on Africa, a continent whose strategic position in the nexus of emerging global megatrends and complex development challenges can only receive increasing attention with the disruptive COVID-19 global pandemic. This book is a wellspring of thought-provoking ideas, facts,...
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The continuing decline in lake water levels is both a concern and daunting challenge to scientists and policymakers in this era, demanding a rethinking of technological and policy interventions in the context of broader political and socio-economic realities. It is self-evident that diverse factors interact in space and time in complex dynamics to...
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The cost of doing business in the East African Community (EAC) is very high relative to other regional blocs. The poor state of regional transport infrastructure and sub-optimal mix of transport modes contribute substantially to this unfavourable fact. This paper used comparative indicators to assess the performance of transport infrastructure in t...
Book
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The trend of urbanization and population growth has exerted excessive pressure on natural capital, with scientific evidence showing an overshoot beyond sustainable limits. Ensuring ecologically sustainable cities and metropolitan regions with a high quality of life is a prime development goal, in Kenya and worldwide. The proportional contribution o...
Research
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This policy-oriented paper presents fresh findings from primary data on the perceived competition of interests and posture of the European Union and China as they engage with Africa in three key areas: trade, investment, and development cooperation. It is a product of the survey and mathematical modelling of the perceptions of more than a thousand...
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A baseline model was developed after which model calibration, sensitivity analysis, and validation were carried out. The results showed a reduction in CO2 concentration by approximately 36 ppm between March and December 2020 inclusive. The model of CO2 concentration established a rebounding trend following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions. The e...
Experiment Findings
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Kenya is at a critical transition stage in her basic education system, calling for evidence-based adaptation of conventional approaches to be responsive to new realities in a technologically advancing post-pandemic world. This study similarly focused on the critical transition stages for learners in primary school, just before they join secondary s...
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Background African indigenous vegetables are important for food security and nutrition, and income of the poor farm households. In the era of COVID-19, they are critical for boosting people’s immunity. Unfortunately, both production of and trade in these vegetables is likely to be severely affected by the pandemic. Methods This study examined pote...
Preprint
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Background: This article discusses the approach to the implementation of the project for the extraction and the methodology of preliminary processing of the obtained data with the aim of centralized accumulation for collective multipurpose use of the databank on the example of carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere by air transport for a give...
Research
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A summary interview on the new book on COVID-19 (2021): The Future of Africa in the Post-COVID-19 World
Technical Report
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This project was undertaken as part of the EMPOWER Good Governance Programme (2018 - 2020), empowering TU Bergakademie Freiberg doctoral students from developing region to acquire project leadership skills and create impact in their home countries. The fieldwork was conducted in Kenya, involving rural and urban schools as well as public and private...
Chapter
We demonstrate from available evidence that Africa has largely been successful in her multilateral approach to containing the novel coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The African Union (AU) has been engaging the G20 countries in the multilateral approach to containing the pandemic. The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention...
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In this study, the abundant COVID-19 data generated since early 2020 justified the choice of statistical modelling to conduct data-driven mathematical simulations based on the best-fitting equations (R2 of at least 0.995). The models were calibrated using time-series COVID-19 data for selected countries that were already exhibiting notable trends i...
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Youth unemployment is a growing global problem. According to the International Labour Organization estimates, more than 73 million youth aged 15–24 were unemployed in 2015. The number continues to rise. Home to the world’s youngest and fastest growing population, currently rising at 2.49% annually, Africa faces a serious and escalating burden of yo...
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The novel coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) has expedited the need to build resilient food systems for securing collective and sustainable food futures. It may be too early to accurately quantify the effects of COVID-19 on the various sectors of the economy in sub-Saharan Africa because the first case in Africa was only recorded on February 14...
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Climate change is inherently a wicked problem. Wicked problems have been characterised as those social system problems which are ill-formulated with confusing information in addition to having many clients and decision makers with conflicting values, leading to confusing ramifications in the whole system. The COVID-19 pandemic fits this description...
Article
The main efforts of modern geoecology focus on various aspects of monitoring the state of the natural environment within the sphere of anthropogenic impacts on raw materials complexes and on determining the irreversible level of adverse impacts and consequences of natural disasters in the absence of effective tools and systems for early forecasting...
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Motivated by the need to enhance the precision of land-use land-cover classification for mining environments challenged by rapid anthropogenic and natural changes, we analysed multispectral Sentinel 2A satellite data using four different classifiers: Maximum Likelihood Classifier (MLC), Support Vector Machine (SVM), Random Tree (RT) and Random Fore...
Conference Paper
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Motivated by the need to enhance the precision of land use/land cover classification for mining environments challenged by rapid anthropogenic and natural changes, we analysed multispectral Sentinel 2A satellite data using four different classifiers: Maximum Likelihood Classifier (MLC), Support Vector Machine (SVM), Random Tree (RT) and Random Fore...
Presentation
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Nurturing indigenous capacities for culture-centric innovations: a cross-sectional study
Presentation
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The paradox of skewed emphasis in basic education pedagogy, with more attention going into developing areas that are not key to innovation, is the crux of the matter explored by this cross-country survey. Kenya and similar countries have important lessons to draw from this paradox, with a view to reviewing the approaches and mix of learning activit...
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KIPPRA recently shared with stakeholders the results of a pilot study on metropolitan governance. This took place during the Metropolitan Service Level Mapping and Social Accountability Summit held at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies on 21 st June 2012. Stakeholders came from all the 15 local authorities in the wider Nairobi and its neighbourin...
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The cost of doing business in the East African Community (EAC) is very high relative to other regional blocs. The poor state of regional transport infrastructure and sub-optimal mix of transport modes contribute substantially to this unfavourable fact. This paper used comparative indicators to assess the performance of transport infrastructure in t...

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This link has my key ideas on the post-COVID challenge for scientists and researchers to pursue cultural reset for a more effective restart on a new collaborative front that involves multiple disciplines, geomatics being key: https://medium.com/@hopadero/covid-19-and-the-transdisciplinary-future-of-disease-governance-badaefef58c7
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My take has been: a #map is a selective abstraction of reality on a chosen #surface to #scale using a standard mathematical reference model of the Earth which, for the Earth's portion being represented, best preserves the key feature of interest (size/shape/direction/distance). Any modification?
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It can be argued that the dominant approach to education in most countries does not inculcate in students, from early stages, the innovative skills we need in the 21st century's amazing era of digital revolution/ the Conceptual Age. Reading and writing dominate the early stages, yet skills in scientific inquiry, creative arts, spatial thinking, and seeing the big picture (systems thinking) also need to be introduced early and progressively using curricular and extra-curricular activities to ensure that we get graduates who can innovate locally relevant solutions. Referring to your country, are these skills being ingrained from the early stages of learning? What would you recommend to improve output?
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It can be argued that the dominant approach to education in most countries does not inculcate in students, from early stages, the innovative skills we need in the 21st century's  amazing era of digital revolution/ the Conceptual Age. Reading and writing dominate the early stages, yet skills in scientific inquiry, creative arts, spatial thinking, and seeing the big picture (systems thinking) also need to be introduced early and progressively using curricular and extra-curricular activities to ensure that we get graduates who can innovate locally relevant solutions. Referring to your country, are these skills being ingrained from the early stages of learning? What would you recommend to improve output?

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Projects (5)
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Empower youth through talent management, targeted skills development, and mentorship for career development. It addresses the problem of youth unemployment by matching lifelong skills development needs with talents and labour market demographics.
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Multi-scale data-driven models have been developed and tested to provide strategic intelligence and key insights into the pandemic, which has given the current generation another renaissance moment to deliver a better post-pandemic world. COVID-19 has been a disruptive, distractive, destructive, and distancing disease. It has made the case for the key role of modelling and simulation in policy and planning, particularly in disease governance. Besides obvious disparities in healthcare systems, the gaps in digitalisation and geomedical informatics have been made clearer to a world experiencing diverse pressures. Mathematics and applied geospatial sciences have a key contribution to make towards generating key metrics and shared visual evidence for effective policy and planning interventions.
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The aim is to develop an adaptable, generic, dynamic model to support long-term mine planning decisions. In mine planning, the normative logical discourse and models employed mostly focus on optimising project-level operations and socio-economic outcomes. Important competing, if not conflicting issues, do emerge strongly on the larger spatial scale with strong interconnectedness to societal development goals. A systems approach integrating precise GIS-based spatial metrics seeks to address the broader long-term objective towards a more participatory and transparent decision-making framework. The results should inform key sustainability decisions, especially for young and growing mining sectors.