KSA Marks World Meteorological Day 23RD March 2022

Kenya Space Agency (KSA) marked World Meteorological Day themed: “Early warning and Early action”, by engaging in a tree planting exercise where over 500 trees were planted at the Kenya Meteorological Department office in Nairobi.

While making his remarks on behalf of the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, the secretary, Administration, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Mr. Joel Kitili, emphasized on the importance of this day’s theme, which he said is useful in early detection of weather patterns to mitigate climate disasters.

He added that this year’s theme resonates well with the government’s vision of taking early warnings thus containing expected weather and passing out information about the weather.

Ag. DG KSA, Col. Hillary Kipkosgey mentioned that KSA seeks to contribute to climate change mitigation efforts through collaboration with KMD and other partners and investing in satellite systems and applications for environmental monitoring.

Director, Kenya Meteorological Department, Ms. Stella Aura appreciated the collaboration between KMD and KSA.

 “Accurate weather forecast is very important for flights and physical safety. Various weather operations such as low clouds and fog can impede visibility,” said Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) Director General’s representative, Director, Aviation Safety Security and Regulation, Mr. Nicholas Muhoya.

Mr. Muhoya also said that early warnings from KMD assist the aviation staff in making informed decisions.

World Meteorological Day was established in 1961 with the aim of creating awareness on the role played by humanity in protecting the Earth’s atmosphere.