A joint development initiative of NASA and USAID, SERVIR works in partnership with leading regional organizations worldwide to help developing countries use information provided by Earth observation satellites and geospatial technologies on key thematic areas of food security and agriculture; water resources and hydro-climatic disasters; land cover/land use change and ecosystems; and weather and climate services. SERVIR-HKH is implemented by ICIMOD under its MENRIS Regional Programme. Prioritizing activities in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan, SERVIR-HKH caters to the specific needs of regional member countries in addressing different aspects of environmental degradation and the impacts of climate change.
ICIMOD emphasizes a demand-driven approach through adequate user engagement to ensure that the priorities and strategies of the Initiative align with the needs of its partners and specific user communities. ICIMOD is in the process of developing afive-year strategy (2020–2025)for the SERVIR-HKH Initiative. This consultation workshop with national partners in Nepal is aimed at discussing the strategy and gathering inputs from national partners.
The overall objective of the consultation workshop is to strengthen partnerships and activities under SERVIR-HKH in Nepal, disseminate information about its services, and develop a roadmap for SERVIR-HKH. More specifically, the workshop aims to:
- Disseminate information on services, applications, and products developed by the Initiative
- Discuss SERVIR-HKH activities and develop a roadmap for 2020–2025
This workshop is expected to bring together the Initiative’s key partner organizations in Nepal. The workshop is expected to bring about the following outcomes:
- Identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats and possible interventions addressing these
- Discuss the road map for SERVIR-HKH (2020–2025)
- Devise a way forward on future partnerships by identifyingcurrent and prospective partners
- Overview of the SERVIR-HKH Initiative and its services approach
- Different science applications under the four thematic areas
- SERVIR-HKH road map
- Group exercise
- Group presentation and discussion
- Future partnerships and recommendations for the SERVIR-HKH Strategy (2020–2025)