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 (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.
On 25 February 2022 at 8pm on the Kenyan side of Lake Victoria, the rain began.
Although this was the beginning of a severe storm that would pummel Lake Victoria with intense rain when the fishermen were out in their boats, the forecasting models the Kenyan Meteorological Department used didn’t predict the heavy rainfall that was about to occur.
Speaking during the launch of the SWIFT-NESST Laboratory at the Meteorology unit, Prof Hutchinson, the Associate Vice Chancellor- Research, Innovation and Enterprise (AVC-RIE) reminisced about the unpredictability of rainfall distribution in both space and time and the challenge that it posed on the agricultural activities like planting season during her tenure as an agricultural officer … Continue Reading
Impact of African SWIFT on the skills of participants Developing the skills of weather forecasters was one of the key goals throughout African SWIFT project. Effort was made to track the progress of development of skills across twelve categories at regular intervals throughout the project. During the last Science Meeting, participants were asked to self … Continue Reading
By Beth Woodhams for GCRF African SWIFT Flying an aircraft just 30m above the world’s most dangerous lake may sound more like a daredevil stunt than a scientific experiment, but the HyVic pilot flight campaign did just that! Using a special aircraft kitted out with scientific instruments, SWIFT scientists flew over Lake Victoria—a Lake in … Continue Reading