The Institute is a major Branch of the Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) of the Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources (MEMR). It is located approximately eight kilometers, west of Nairobi City Centre along Ngong Road at Dagoretti Corner, within the premises of KMD Headquarters. Public transport is sufficiently catered for through a variety of commuter buses and mini-buses.
Institute for Meteorological Training and Research (IMTR) is a branch
of the Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) under the Ministry
of Environment and Mineral Resources (MEMR) charged
with the responsibility of training personnel in meteorology, hydrology
and related geo-sciences in the country and the Anglophone countries in
The Institute was established in 1964. A year later, 1965 it was upgraded to the status of the World Meteorological Organization Regional Training Centre (WMO-RTC) for the Anglophone Africa. There are only 23 such training centres in the world including eight in Africa. IMTR RMTC is regarded as a “Centre of Excellence” specialized in training meteorology, hydrology, applied meteorology and related geosciences.
WMO RMTC-Nairobi, generally referred to as the Institute for Meteorological
Training and Research (IMTR), has two components:-
Institute for Meteorological Training and Research (IMTR) located on the
grounds of the Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) and
University of Nairobi, College of Biological and Physical Sciences, Department
of Meteorology located at Chiromo Campus.
two components work very closely together, especially in the coordination
of international training programmes for the World Meteorological Organization
(WMO) members. The Permanent Representative (PR) of Kenya with WMO heads
all the international matters concerning this collaboration.
The PR of Kenya with WMO is recognized channel of communication
between WMO Secretariat, Geneva, Switzerland and Kenya on matters pertaining
to Meteorology, including application, education and training, research