The International Development team at the Met Office has won a prestigous award for its work helping increase the access, use and benefits of climate information services to 2.4 million people in Kenya.
The British Expertise International Award for ‘Outstanding International Collaboration’ was given to the Met Office for its work with the Adaptation Consortium delivering the ‘Mainstreaming Climate Adaptation into Planning’ project.
Other partners in the consortium are Christian Aid, the International Institute for Environment and Development, Kenya Meteorological Services and the National Drought Management Authority Kenya.
The project aims to address the underlying causes of vulnerability to climate change while strengthening adaptation to future extreme events. It has improved access to climate and other information, integrated climate change adaptation into development plans, developed better water infrastructure and training in water governance, and improved disease surveillance.