Dakar, Senegal – Dr. Ousmane Ndiaye, an esteemed meteorologist and the Director of Meteorological Operations at ANACIM (Agence Nationale de l’Aviation Civile et de la Météorologie), and co-leading SWIFT in Senegal, has been honoured with the prestigious rank of Knight in the Order of the Lion (Chevalier dans l’Ordre National du Lion, in French). This recognition celebrates his significant contributions to the field of meteorology and his exceptional dedication to enhancing weather forecasting capabilities in Senegal.
The prestigious honour was awarded to Dr. Ndiaye by President Macky Sall as it is granted to few distinguishable citizens each year recognizing their contributions to the nation interest in their field.
Dr. Ndiaye has been unwavering in his commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of Senegal’s citizens through his groundbreaking work in meteorological services provision. Through his leadership, ANACIM has played a pivotal role in safeguarding communities against the adverse impacts of severe weather events, such as floods, droughts, and storms, and Dr. Ndiaye’s expertise has been instrumental in minimizing potential risks and damages.
The Order of the Lion is one of the highest distinctions bestowed by the Republic of Senegal to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service, professional excellence, and exceptional commitment in various fields. Dr. Ndiaye’s induction into this esteemed order underscores his remarkable achievements and the immense impact he has made throughout his career.
As the Director of Meteorological Operations at ANACIM, Dr. Ndiaye has been at the forefront of revolutionizing weather forecasting techniques and establishing robust disaster preparedness systems. Under his visionary leadership, ANACIM has seen substantial advancements in meteorological research, forecasting accuracy, and dissemination of vital weather information to the public and various sectors. Upon receiving this prestigious honour, Dr. Ndiaye expressed his gratitude and dedicated the recognition to his team at ANACIM and the broader meteorological community in Senegal and international collaborative work like SWIFT. He emphasized the importance of continued investment in meteorological research, infrastructure, and human resources to further enhance the country’s preparedness and response to weather-related events.