Collaborations in Meteorology

African Technology Policy Studies Network

The ATPS is a multi-disciplinary network of researchers, practitioners and policy makers that promotes science, technology and innovation (STI) policy research, dialogue and practice, for African Development. With a regional secretariat in Nairobi, it operates through national chapters in 30 countries with an expansion plan in place to cover the entire Africa.


Botswana: Department Of Meteorological Services


Department of Meteorology is a major trainer and capacity builder for Meteorologists and related professionals  that serve the  Department of  Meteorological Services; Botswana

Link: metbotswana

Climate Research Centre

Patnership between the Climate Research Centre and Department of Meteorology involves Post-Doctoral Research exchange.



Deltares is an independent, institute for applied research in the field of water, subsurface and infrastructure. Recently, there  was one  visiting student from Deltares in the Department of Meteorology for Research.


East African Community

The East African Community (EAC) is the regional intergovernmental organisation of the Republics of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, the United Republic of Tanzania, and the Republic of Uganda, with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.

Link: EAC

Food Security And Nutrition Analysis Unit-somalia

FSAU which is re-named the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) to reflect the full integration of the nutrition surveillance project within one overall project framework is currently in its sixth funding phase. It provides a broad range of information users with timely and relevant information and analysis for better decision-making relating to short-term food insecurity and malnutrition, as well as informing development planning to address underlying causes of food and livelihood insecurity, and malnutrition. FSNAU Works closely with Department of Meteorology.



The project aims at creating a better understanding and quantification of the river Nile system to enhance the management of the Nile water resources.  This is also done to improve the planning of water resources projects in the Nile Basin countries.This organization works closely with the Hydrology and surface water Resources Section at the Department of Meteorology, University of Nairobi.


Igad Climate Prediction And Application Centre

ICPAC provides industrial attachment and research facilities to students.


Kenya Climate Change Action Plan

Climate change threatens to adversely affect economic growth in Kenya, and endangers Kenya becoming a prosperous country with a high quality of life for all its citizens. The cumulative impacts of climate change over the next two or three decades have the potential to reverse much of the progress made towards the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Vision 2030. Kenya Climate Change Action plan addresses the options for a low-carbon climate resilient development pathway as Kenya adapts to climate impacts and mitigates growing emissions


Kenya Meteorological Service

Collaboration include:

  • Involvement in the development 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.
  • Provision of data for teaching and Research
  • Industrial attachment for Meteorology students


Link: KMS

Kenya Meteorological Society


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.


Link: KMS

Kenya Water Institute



Collaboration include talks to potentially offer joint programmes in Water Resources

Link: KEWI

Lake Victoria Basin Commission

Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) is a specialized institution of the East African Community (EAC) that is responsible for coordinating the sustainable development agenda of the Lake Victoria Basin. The establishment of the Commission has, been sequential and basing itself on study outputs and step-wise building of the institution. First the Partner States, in the first EAC Development Strategy (1997-2000), designated the Lake Victoria and its basin as an economic growth zone to be exploited in a coordinated manner.


Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project Phase Ii-kenya

The Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project Phase II (LVEMP II) is being implemented in line with broad objectives of the East African Community. The LVEMP II Project development/global environmental objectives are to:

(i) Improve collaborative management of the transboundary natural resources of LVB for the shared benefits of the EAC Partner States; and

(ii) Reduce environmental stress in targeted pollution hotspots and selected degraded sub-catchments to improve the livelihoods of communities, who depend on the natural resources of LVB. Department of Meteorology faculty works closely with the lake Victoria Basin.


Malawi Meteorological Services

Malawi Meteorological Services offer different services to the public on climate and weather such as on Aviation, Marine, Agriculture and livestock management, water resources etc. Department of Meteorology, University of Nairobi has played the core role in training Meteorologists to build Capacity in Malawi.Below: Images of MMS


Link: Met malawi

Ministry Of Environment & Mineral Resources


Nile Basin Research Programme

NBRP serves as a framework for research on topics specifically relevant to the Nile Basin. This strategic, multidisciplinary research programme focuses on contested resources; climate dynamics; health; and socio-economic challenges. The research reflects regional priorities. NBRP targets post doctoral and senior researchers of regional institutions. Above: The professional team at NBRP


Somalia Water And Land Information Management (swalim)

SWALIM stands for Somalia Water and Land Information Management - it is an information management unit of FAO Somalia serving Somali administrations, non-governmental organisations, development agencies and UN organisations engaged in assisting Somali communities whose lives depend directly on water and land resources.


Tanzania Meteorological Agency

Department of Meteorology is a major trainer and capacity builder for Meteorologists and related professionals  that serve at  the Tanzania Meteorological Agency.

Link: TMA

Tembea Youth Centre For Sustainable Development


Tembea's mission is to enhance enhance the socio-economic capacity of communities through asset based community development, networking and collaboration so as to achieve self-reliance, sustainable livelihood and growth through health, environmental conservation and poverty alleviation programs at the grass roots level. Tembea constructs and installs energy efficient cookstoves (rocket - mud-brick fixed) to households in Siaya County, Nyanza province, Kenya. The initiative dubbed, "Energy Efficient Cookstoves for Siaya Communties" aims to achieve annual production of 7,200 efficient cook stoves over a period of 7 years starting October 2010 till 2017.

Link: Tembea

Unesco Chair- Water Resources Sudan

UNESCO Chair in Water Resources (UNESCO-CWR) of Sudan was found in 1994 following the agreement signed by the UNESCO Director General and the Vice Chancellor of the Omdurman Islamic University (OIU).The organization works closely with the Hydrology and surface water Resources section at the Department of Meteorology.


Universite De Bourgogne

This collaboration has benefit two members of academic staff in the recent past through research attachments. One of the staff was supervised by the deputy-director of CRC, Prof Pierre Camberlin.

Link: Centre de Recherches de Climatologie

University Of Cape Town


Water Resources Management Authourity

Hydro-Meteorological data Resource sharing

Link: WRMA

World Meteorological Organization

Link: WMO

Youth Organization For Innovations & Entrepreneurship

Youth organization for Innovations & Entrepreneurship (YOIE) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) registered in Kenya by the NGOs coordination board and envisions empowerment of youths and society in general through capacity development and advisory. We recognize the need for an informed society whose youths are innovative and able to deliver to the society through exploitation of available but limited resources