Saturday, May 30, 2015

Our Vision

Aspiring to Become a Leading, World Class Operational Forecasting Centre and Scientific Institution that Provides Optimum Contribution to Improved Quality of Life

Our Mission

To Facilitate Accessible Meteorological Information and Services and Infusion of Scientific Knowledge to Spur Socio-economic Growth and Development

FUNCTIONS OF THE KENYA METEOROLOGICAL DEPARTMENT

  • Provision of meteorological and climatological services to agriculture, forestry, water resources management, civil aviation and the private sector including industry, commerce and public utilities for the better exploitation and utilization of natural resources for national development;
  • Provision of meteorological services to shipping in the western Indian Ocean including the issuing of cyclone warnings for the safety of merchant and other ships;
  • Provision of meteorological services to military aviation for the safety of the Kenya Air Force aircraft for national defence;
  • Organization and administration of surface and upper air meteorological observations within its area of responsibility and the publication of climatological data;
  • Maintenance of an efficient telecommunications system for rapid collection and dissemination of meteorological information required for national and international use in accordance with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) procedures;
  • Co-ordination of research in meteorology and climatology including co-operation with other authorities in all aspects of applied meteorological research, and the maintenance of the National Meteorological Library;
  • Evolvement of suitable training programmes in all fields of meteorology and other related scientific subjects which are relevant to the development of Kenya and other countries that participate in the Department’s training activities.

POLICIES ON BIODIVERSITY FORMULATED

The government is formulating programs that will reduce wildlife-human conflict in the country in a bid to conserve biodiversity, Cabinet […]

KEWIS GOVERNING COUNCIL INAGURATED

Kenya Water Institute (KEWI) has a new Governing Council. The 10 member council was inaugurated today the, 6th of May […]

WAKHUNGU INAUGURATES NEWLY APPOINTED KFS BOARD

The Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources Prof. Judi Wakhungu inaugurated the newly appointed Kenya Forest Service […]

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