Multinational weather firm opens Africa office in Nairobi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 20 – Environmental and industrial measurement international company Vaisala has opened an office in Nairobi, its first in the continent.

Company CEO Kjell Forsen says the decision has been backed by a demand for improved weather observation and weather infrastructure in the country’s agriculture and civil aviation sectors.

On its decision to settle in Kenya, Forsen says the country’s competitive meteorological department and its connectivity to the rest of the region are part of the reason.

“The ongoing climate change in the region has also created an opportunity for us as it is driving demand for stronger weather data,” Forsen told a press briefing Wednesday.



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