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The 14th KMS International Conference on Meteorological Research Application and Services was held successfully from the 21st – 23rd October 2020 at Lake Naivasha Resort, Nakuru County. The theme of the conference was Climate Risk Reduction, Society and Sustainable Development.

The Conference addressed practical weather and climate issues that impact’s vulnerable communities and addressed impacts of climate change on sustainable socio-economic development.

Local and International participants were drawn from various sectors including weather and climate scientists, policy makers, energy sector, health, disaster among others, who attended both physically while others joined virtually.

The conference provided researchers with a platform to engage peers and stakeholders about their research, and also get the opportunity to network with likeminded stakeholders in relevant respective fields.

The papers presented in the conferences will be published in the 14th KMS International Conference proceedings and KMS journals.

KMS Secretariat

 

Wednesday 21 - Friday 23 October 2020 Conference Program

THEME: Climate Risk Reduction, Society and Sustainable Development

VENUE: Lake Naivasha Resort, Nakuru County

 

WEDNESDAY 21 OCTOBER 2020

Time

Activity

Facilitator

08:30- 09:00

Registration of Participants

KMS SECRETARIAT

 

09:00

OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY

Dr. David Gikungu

10.00- 10.15

Rising Lake Levels

Ms. Stella Aura. MBS

Kenya Meteorological Department

10.15 – 10.30

Group Photograph

10.30- 11.00

TEA BREAK 

       

GENERAL SESSION

Session 1: Climate Change and Sustainable Development

Chair: Prof. Alfred Opere                 Rapporteur: Ms. Bahati Musilu

Time

Title

Presenter

Institution

11:00- 11.15

Lead paper: Science and Technological needs for addressing Climate Change and Sustainable Development Challenges in Kenya among other African countries  

Prof. Laban A. Ogallo

University of Nairobi

11.15- 11.30

Invited paper: Climate change policy and institutional framework in Kenya

Dr. Pacifica Ogola

Climate Change Directorate

11:30 – 11.40

Urban climate challenges: Global warming versus Urban Heat Islands; a case of Nairobi and Mombasa (Kenya)

Dr. L.W. Gachahi

Technical University of Kenya

11:40- 11:50

Climate Change: An Alternative Theory

Mr. Joseph Otieno Oluoch (virtual)

 

11.50 – 12.05

BREAK FOR DISCUSSION

 

 

12:05 – 12:15

Projected effects of 1.5°C and 2°C global warming levels on the intra-seasonal rainfall characteristics over the Greater Horn of Africa

Mr. Herbert O. Misiani (virtual)

IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre

12:15 – 12:25

Examining the heavy short rains of 2019 and other extreme rainfall events in 1961 and 1997 in three counties

Mr. John K. Rotich

Kenya Meteorological Department

12.25 – 12.35

Assessing Climate Change over Kenya in the 21st Century using MarkSim Statistical Downscaling Model

Mr. Mark Arango Owidhi (virtual)

Kenya Red Cross Society

12:35- 12:45

Assessing effects of climate change on the onset and cessation of seasonal rainfall in Kenya

Mr. Mark Arango Owidhi (virtual)

Kenya Red Cross Society

12:45-13:00

DISCUSSIONS

 

13:00-14:00

LUNCH BREAK

 

Session 2: PART A: Development and Innovations in the Science of Weather & Climate Prediction

Chair: Dr. Christopher Oludhe           Rapporteur: Dr. Phillip   Sagero

Time

Title

Presenter

Institution

14:00- 14:10

Scales of Predictability Of Precipitation

Mr.Lino Oscar (virtual)

University of Nairobi

14:10- 14:20

Intra-Annual Surface Net Solar Radiation Variability over Kenya and its Prediction by Artificial Neural Network

Mr. Phinous Okoth Othoo

Kenya Meteorological Department

14:20- 14:30

Analysis of solar radiation data in six climatological regions of South Africa

Mr. Brighton Mabasa (virtual)

South African Weather Services

14:30- 14:40

Analysis of wet and dry spells in the summer rainfall region of South Africa

Mr. Siphamandla Daniel (virtual)

South African Weather Service

14:40- 14:50

Predictability of Some Rainfall Parameters on Seasonal to Sub-seasonal Timescales over Kenya

Dr. Franklin J. Opijah

University of Nairobi

14:50: 15:00

Automatic Weather Station (AWSs) Networks Operations. Case of KMD, Kenya

Mr. David Muchemi

Kenya Meteorological Department

15:00-15:30

DISCUSSIONS

 

 

15:30-16:00

TEA BREAK

Session 2: PART B: Development and Innovations in the Science of Weather & Climate Prediction

Chair: Mr. Nicholas. Maingi Rapporteur: Ms. Pascaline Chemaiyo.

Time

Title

Presenter

Institution

16:00- 16:10

Spatial -temporal analysis of precipitation trends, variability and concentration in South Africa

Ms.Botai Christina (virtual)

South African Weather Services

16:10- 16:20

Long Term Rainfall Characteristics at The Coast and Highland Region of Kenya

Dr. L.W. Gachahi

Technical University of Kenya

16:20-16:30

Assessing the Value Given To Meteorological Information By Kenyan Military Pilots

Mr. Geoffrey Mwongela

Kenya Meteorological Department

16:30- 16:40

The Influence of ITCZ On the MAM Rainfall Over Kenya

Mr. Levis Jella Musee

University of Nairobi

16:40- 17:00

DISCUSSIONS

 

END OF DAY ONE

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY 22 OCTOBER 2020

Session 2: Part B (Cont’d): Development and Innovations in the Science of Weather & Climate Prediction

08:30-09:00

Registration and recap of day One

09:00-09:10

Influence of Climate On Tea Yields In Mount Kenya Region

Dr. Stephen K. Rwigi

University of Nairobi

09:10- 09:20

Assessing the Influence of the Orbital Motions of Planets on Rainfall Patterns in East Africa

Mr. R. W. Ndichu

Kenya Meteorological Department

09:20- 09:30

Assessing the impacts of climate change on water Resources in the Upper Ewaso Nyiro Basin, Kenya

Mr. Tom Randa

University of Nairobi

09:30- 10:00

DISCUSSIONS

 

Session 3: Agriculture, Food Security & Nutrition

Chair: Dr. Bethwel Mutai     Rapporteur: Ms. Mary Githinji

Time

Title

Presenter

Institution

10:00- 10:10

Detecting and Diagnosing Analogues For Enhanced Skill Of Yield Forecast

Mr. Lino Oscar (virtual)

University of Nairobi

10:10- 10:20

ICT mediated Climate Information Services (CIS) for Adaptation Among Small Holder Farmers in Arid and Semi Arid Kenya

Dr. Ndegwa William

Kenya Meteorological Department

 

10:20- 10:30

Assessing the Suitability Of Tea Growing Zones Of Kenya Under Changing Climate And Modelling Less Regret Agrometeorological Options

Ms. Getrude Tausi Leshamta

Kenya Meteorological Department

10:30- 11:00

TEA BREAK

11:00- 11:10

Climate change adaptation strategies for enhanced maize production in the Upper midland agro-ecological zones of Kenya

Mr. Onyango Joab W

Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization, Kabete

11:100- 11:20

Planetary Orbital Motions Influence on the Climate Conditions that Favour Locust Outbreaks in East Africa

Mr. R. W. Ndichu

Kenya Meteorological Department

11:20- 11:50

DISCUSSIONS

 

Session 4: Water Resources Management

Chair: Dr. David Gikungu          Rapporteur: Ms. Mary Kurgat

Time

Title

Presenter

Institution

11:50- 12:05

Lead paper: Simulated influence of water table dynamics on hydro-climatic extremes over Lake Victoria Basin, East Africa: Comparing Wet and Dry Years

Prof Richard Anyah (virtual)

University of Connecticut

12:05- 12:20

Invited paper: Source Water Protection And Climate Change: Need For A New Paradigm In Managing Water Resources

Prof. Krhoda George, CBS

University of Nairobi

12:20-12:30

Spatio-Temporal Characterisation Of Droughts Using Selected Indices In Upper Tana River Watershed, Kenya

Ms. Harriet Adhiambo Okal (virtual)

 

12:30- 13:00

DISCUSSIONS

 

13:00- 14:00

LUNCH BREAK

 

14:00- 14:10

Climate Change Impacts On Water Resources In The Upper Tana Catchment Of Kenya

Prof. Alfred Opere

University of Nairobi

14:10- 14:20

Assessment of Water Quality in the Neighbourhood of Dumpsites in the Greater Banjul Area, The Gambia — Lessons For Kenya

Dr. Franklin J. Opijah

University of Nairobi

14:20- 14:30

Linking meteorological and hydrological drought assessments in the Upper Tana Basin in Kenya: Implications for water resources management

Ms. Ruth Katui Ngumaa

Kenya Meteorological Department

14:30- 14:40

Comparative Case Study of Rainfall - Runoff Models Over the Nyando River Basin

Dr. Stephen K. Rwigi

University of Nairobi

14:40- 14:50

Investigating socio-economic impacts on sustainable mountain freshwater ecosystem services in Mt. Elgon watersheds under a changing climate

Ms. Khaitsa S. Wasubire (Virtual)

University of Nairobi

14:50- 15:00

Drought Characterization Of The Upper Tana River Watershed, Kenya

Ms. Harriet Adhiambo Okal (virtual)

 

15:00- 15:30

DISCUSSIONS

 

 

15:30- 16:00

TEA BREAK

 

 

Session 5: Energy Resources

Chair: Dr. Gilbert Ouma           Rapporteur: Ms. Ruth Katui

16:00-16:20

Lead paper: Knowledge on environmental management of Geothermal development projects. 

Dr. Mutia Thecla

GDC

  16:20-16:30

Energy Resources Resilience Approach To Modelling Electricity Prices In Kenya

Mr. Cohen Ang’u, (virtual)

University of Nairobi

16:30-16:40

Combating Climate Change through Integrated Domestic Energy Units for Clean Cooking and Lighting in Nakuru County

Mr. Wycliffe Amakobe

Kenya Climate Change Working Group

16:40- 16:50

The Implication Of Conventional Forest Management On The Sustainability Of Nundu Catchment Forest In Njombe, Tanzania

Mr. Felix Mahenge (virtual)

University of Dodoma

16:50-17:15

DISCUSSIONS

 

 

17:30

END OF DAY TWO

 

 

FRIDAY 23 OCTOBER 2020

Session 6: Health and Public Safety

Chair: Dr. Stephen Rwigi Rapporteur: Ms. Pascaline Chemaiyo

Time

Title

Presenter

Institution

8.30 -9.00

Registration and recap

09:00-09:15

Lead paper: Floods as drivers of infectious disease epidemics

Dr. Bernard Bett

ILRI

09:15- 9:25

Projections of Co2 emissions in Kenya in relation to population growth

Mr. Emmanuel Yusuf

University of Nairobi

9.25 – 9:40

DISCUSSIONS

 

 

Session 7: Gender Mainstreaming

Chair: Mr. Chito Njeria   Rapporteur: Dr. Pamela Kaithuru

Time

Title

Presenter

Institution

09:40-09:55

Lead paper: Gender mainstreaming in weather and climate services

Ms. Anastacia Muiti

MEF

09:55- 10:05

Gender mainstreaming in Climate risk reduction for Sustainable food and nutrition security
in Africa

Dr. Oluoko-Odingo

University of Nairobi

10:05- 10:15

Near and Long term Climate  Information to Inform Disaster Risk Reductions

Dr J. Mutemi (virtual)

University of Nairobi

10:15- 10:30

DISCUSSIONS

 

10:30-11:00

TEA BREAK

 

 

Session 8: Marine, Coastal Management and Wildlife

Chair: Dr. Lydiah Gachahi       Rapporteur: Mr. David Njiru

Time

Title

Presenter

Institution

11:00- 11:10

Influence of seasonal variation of the ocean circulation to primary productivity over the East African coast

Dr. Philip Sagero

Kenya Meteorological Department

11:10- 11:20

Implication of Climate Change on Wild Food Availability: A Case of Hunter-Gatherers Community in Mbulu District, Tanzania

Dr. Kalista H. Peter (virtual)

University of Dodoma

11:20- 11:30

DISCUSSIONS

Session 9: Disaster Risk Reduction

Chair: Dr. David Gikungu   Rapporteur: Ms Mary Mwangi

Time

Title

Presenter

Institution

11:30-11:45

Lead paper: Assessing the impacts of Climate Variability on Pastoral all Species Livelihood Zone in ASAL regions of Kenya - A case study of West Pokot County

Mr. Clinton Ogolla

National Disaster Management Authority

11:45-12:00

Invited paper: Disaster Risk Management: Early Warning Systems, Response and Reduction in the GHA

Dr. Gilbert Ouma

University of Nairobi

12:00- 12:10

Evaluation of The Recent Aviation Incidences Over Western Kenya

Ms. Mary Kurgat

Kenya Meteorological Department

12:10- 12:20

GIS-aided prediction of H2S gas Dispersion from the Geothermal Power Production for the Menengai Geothermal power Project.

Ms. Irene Cheptum

Geothermal Development Company

Session 10: Education, Information Dissemination and Public Awareness

Chair: Prof.Alfred Opere   Rapporteur: Dr. Pamela Kaithuru

Time

Title

Presenter

Institution

12:20: 12:30

Factors influencing the willingness to pay for weather and climate information amongst farmers in South Africa

Miriam Murambadoro (virtual)

South African Weather Services

12:30- 12:40

A GIS Based Approach to Back Trajectory Analysis and Mass Concentration & Dispositions of Aerosols in Nairobi, Kenya.

Zachary Misiani

Kenya Meteorological Department

12:40-13:00

DISCUSSIONS

 

Time

Activity

Facilitator

13:00-13:30

PLENARY SESSION

Chair: Dr. Muita

Rapporteur: Dr Mutai

13:30-14:00

CLOSING CEREMONY (--)

 

 

 

Prepared by the 14th KMS International Conference Organizing Committee (ICOC 2020)

                                                                                                                      

 

 



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