WMO Secretary-General visits Kenya to strengthen WMO's cooperation in the rollout UN's Early Warnings for All Initiative (EW4All)

Thursday, May 4, 2023 - 09:35

The Secretary General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Prof Petteri Taalas, was received by the Cabinet Secretary for Environment Roselinda Soipan Tuiya while on a courtesy visit to the Environment Ministry Climate Change and Forestry.

Prof Petteri is in the country on a working visit intended to strengthen WMO's cooperation with Kenya particularly in the roll out of the UN's Early Warnings for All Initiative (EW4All), a global program unveiled by the UN Secretary General at COP27 in Egypt.

EW4All's objective is to ensure that the whole world is covered by an early warning system by the year 2027, as a safeguard against increasing weather-related disasters, especially for countries that lack end-to-end warning systems.

Besides EW4All, the CS and Prof Taalas discussed a wide array of subjects of mutual interest to Kenya and WMO, including the ongoing reform of the Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD), and WMO's support for the Sept 4th-6th inaugural African Climate Change Summit