The Kenya Meteorological Society
(KMS) is a Non Profit Professional Scientific Society. The Society was registered in the year 1987 with the main objective of promoting understanding and application of the Science of Meteorology and other related sciences for sustainable socio-economic development. The Society does this by encouraging operational research in Meteorology and dissemination of research findings in the profession.
Currently the KMS consists of 400 individual members cutting across various sectors. The membership varies enormously in terms of their size and composition (proportion of academics, professionals and amateurs). In addition to the Member Societies, there are Associate Members drawn from international organisations, national meteorological and hydrological services, meteorological service providers, education and research institutions.
Infusing professionalism in weather and climate and related sciences
Capacity building in weather and climate related fields
Mentorship of upcoming young professionals
Initiating and implementing projects related to weather, climate and application areas (JCM, SLCP, Local Knowledge Diffusion node)
Knowledge, information sharing and stakeholder engagement (Journals – JMRS, JCCS, JKMS)
Vision of the Society:
A professional society promoting understanding and application of weather, climate and related sciences for the well-being of humanity
Mission of the Society:
To advance the application of weather, climate and related sciences for sustainable development
The main objective of the Society is to advance the application of weather, climate and related sciences
The strategic objectives define how the Society will achieve its mission within the framework of its constitution. The Society’s strategic plan is centred on FOUR strategic objectives.
Strategic Objective 1. To strengthen the science and application of weather, climate and related disciplines
Strategic Objective 2. To promote community and stakeholders engagement in weather, climate and related sciences
Strategic Objective 3. Building partnerships with other professional organizations and institutions
Strategic Objective 4. Build and enhance capacity of the society and other stakeholders
Professional integrity is driven by critical values system within the membership with an aspiration of assurance of quality service to community. The Society upholds the following values;
Dedication to creating and maintaining an open, inclusive environment that nurtures differing professional views
To offer quality services with expertise and respect to our members, public and our stakeholders
To be honest and reliable, we hold ourselves accountable, and our actions and decisions are guided by fairness and transparency.
Treat people with dignity and consideration and listen openly to what others have to say, to benefit from varied perspectives and create environments that foster trust.
To serve members, community and fellow citizens and be accountable to the public for our actions
Demonstrate quality in what we do, meet the expectations for ourselves and others.
Support and motivate each other, achieving more together than we can alone.
Provide services and opportunities without discrimination in terms of gender, age, religion, ethnicity minorities and people with disabilities.
Dr. Richard Muita (PhD)
Dr. David Gikungu
Physical Address: Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) Dagoretti Corner along Ngong Road, next to the Institute for Meteorological Training and Research (IMTR) Library.
Postal Address: P. O. BOX 41959 - 00100
Mobile: +254 71 708 9394