The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) is set to host the prestigious World Metrology Day celebrations in Nairobi on Monday May 20, 2024. The event, commemorating the historic signing of the Metre Convention in 1875, aims to promote global unity in measurement standards for equitable trade practices.

Investments, Trade, and Industry Cabinet Secretary Rebecca Miano expressed her enthusiasm for the upcoming celebrations, stating, “World Metrology Day serves as a reminder of the critical role accurate measurements play in shaping our sustainable future.” Dr. Juma Mukhwana, the Principal Secretary of the State Department for Industry, echoed these sentiments, emphasizing the importance of a universal metric system in driving international trade and scientific advancements.

The theme for this year’s World Metrology Day, “sustainability,” underscores the significance of precise measurements in fostering a sustainable global economy and environment. Esther Ngari, Managing Director of KEBS, highlighted the pivotal role of metrology in informed decision-making, stating, “Accurate measurements are vital for organizations, governments, and individuals to make sustainable choices for the future.”

With over 100 countries and economies ratifying the Metre Convention, the global celebration of World Metrology Day continues to gain momentum, supported by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures and the International Organization of Legal Metrology. Stay tuned for live coverage of the event at the Boma Hotel in Nairobi as the world unites to champion measurement accuracy for a sustainable future.