The Kenya Meteorological Society (KMS)

The Kenya Meteorological Society (KMS) was registered in 1987, as a non-profit making professional/scientific society, in a bid to promote the understanding of meteorology and its applications, among other functions, in Kenya and beyond. During its short span of existence, the Society has undertaken its duties with dedication.

The Society is set to attain its goals by facilitating communication of important findings, which contribute towards the advancement of meteorological knowledge to Kenyans and the global community at large. In this regard it is the policy of the Society to encourage research in Meteorology and other related sciences; organize local and international Meteorological workshops, conferences, symposia; introduce public education; and, sensitize the public on the important aspects of Meteorology such as drought, desertification and climate change.

Objectives:  

  • Collect, register, analyse and from time to time publish proceedings which have contributed to the progress of meteorological knowledge.  
  • Offer facilities for communicating important discoveries which contribute towards advancement of meteorological knowledge.  
  • Collect and maintain a valuable library of scientific works and charts which will be accumulated constantly.  
  • Secure the property of the society so as to extend its operations and give it more permanent establishment among the scientific institutions in the country.  
  • Liaise with other scientific organisations, institutions etc; both inside and outside the country especially those related to meteorological field for efficient and effective exchange of knowledge in meteorology.  
  • Enhance and promote usage of meteorological knowledge to alleviate poverty and increase food security so as to improve quality of life particularly the common Mwananchi.

Our Activities

The Society is set to attain its goals by facilitating communication of important findings, which contribute towards the advancement of meteorological knowledge to Kenyans and the global community at large. In this regard it is the policy of the Society to encourage research in Meteorology and other related sciences; organise local and international Meteorological workshops, conferences, symposia; introduce public education; and, sensitize the public on the important aspects of Meteorology such as drought, desertification and climate change.

The Kenya Meteorological Society (KMS), in conjunction with other institutions like Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD), Department of Meteorology, University Of Nairobi (UON) and other stakeholders has been organising National and International Workshops on Meteorological Research, Applications and Services. In addition to dealing with pressing global issues, KMS also facilitates sustained interaction of Meteorologists and users of Meteorological products and services. The ultimate goal of such ventures is to enable Meteorologists to better tailor their products to the needs of the users.

Other project by KMS includes publication of the quarterly Journal of the Kenya Meteorological Society that was launched in September 2007. The journal aims at enhancing the dissemination of research findings by scientists within Kenya and beyond. KMS also publishes a quarterly newsletter called ‘The KMS Bulletin’. The objective of the Newsletter is the promotion of public education and awareness on weather and climate. It is distributed to various institutions and individuals.

The Society sponsors lectures by experts in schools and community-based groups on weather and other meteorological topics of interest.

Each year Kenya Meteorological Society provides opportunities for students enrolled in undergraduate degree programme in Meteorology to undertake an internship at its offices. The duration of the internship is normally one month on a full time basis but might be extended for a maximum period of two months. Interns are attached to senior scientist who are members of the Society and are required to do a report of their activities at the end of internship period.

 

 

http://www.kms.or.ke

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