With the global COVID-19 pandemic, activities have been highly slowed down. However, Victor in Kenya is trying to keep things moving. Being a field engineer, it is a bit complicated for him to work from home, but during this pandemic he adjusts and find ways to ensure that field activities do not stop completely especially […]

TWIGA Days at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

TWIGA aims at the provision of currently unavailable geo-information on weather, water, and climate for sub-Saharan Africa. This is done by: (1) enhancing satellite-based geo-data with innovative in-situ sensors and; (2) developing related information services that address the local needs of African stakeholders and the GEOSS community. The TWIGA days organized at the Kwame Nkrumah […]

TWIGA Disdro Network: How is it going in Kenya

My last blog was on how we developed Kenya’s disdro network, how the sensors work and how we transmit its data. The network with the new generation of the disdro sensors has now been running continuously for 6 months. We are now shifting focus on keeping the network active and, more importantly, share and display […]

Disdro in Kenya – Rain Listening Sensors

In Narok, Kenya there is a unique network of rain sensors on the experiment. We call it the  Disdro Network – a network of acoustic devices that measures the distribution and intensity of rainfall. In December 2020, 10 Disdros were installed on an area spanning 1700km2. A few more are scheduled for installation in early […]


TWIGA acknowledges the important role of vegetation in the hydrological cycle. The vegetation monitoring is being done to monitor growth in the rainy and the dry seasons using an Open Data Kit (ODK) App (VegMon). This therefore entails citizen science – collecting data and analyzing it with farmers and teachers to support agriculture. Selected participants, […]