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Alya Al Mazroui

Alya Saeed Al Mazroui is the Director of the UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science. In this role, she leads a team responsible for managing an international competition promoting the UAE’s engagement and capacity-building in the field of weather modification, particularly in the research and development of scientifically advanced technology for Rain Enhancement. She has managed a number of Meteorological Courses certified by the World Meteorological Organization through a cooperative agreement with the UK Meteorological Office. Alya graduated as a Bachelor of Business Science from Zayed University, Abu Dhabi in 2002.


Mohamed Al Muhairi

Mohammed Al Muhairi is the Head of Media and Marketing at the National Centre for Meteorology. Since 2004, he has been responsible for the Centre’s strategic communications, corporate branding and marketing, and media relations. His experience in the field of weather modification includes programs of work with the National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA and University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa on rain enhancement assessment. He has also contributed to executive level reports dealing with climate and weather modification subjects.


Latifa A. Yousef

Latifa A. Yousef is a program officer for the UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science, working on tasks that include the handling of proposal submissions, reviewer recruitment, organization of meetings and committees, and assisting with the overall management of the program.

Prior to joining the program team, Latifa worked for three years as a research assistant in the iWater Center at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, where she developed models for better prediction of extreme rainfall events. 

Latifa holds a Master of Science degree in Water and Environmental Engineering from Masdar Institute, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Sharjah. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Water and Environmental Engineering from Masdar Institute.