A delegation of staff from the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) represented SERVIR-Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) at a four-day service planning exchange hosted in Nairobi, Kenya, from 24 to 27 April 2017. The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD), Nairobi, hosted the event. The exchange brought together representatives from RCMRD, SERVIR-HKH, SERVIR-West Africa and SERVIR-Mekong, along with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the National Aeronautics and Space Association (NASA), and SERVIR support team personnel as part of the wider SERVIR network.
The exchange focused primarily on improving and enhancing the practical application of the Service Planning Approach by all SERVIR hubs under the SERVIR global network. In addition to in-depth discussions on the Service Planning Toolkit tools, working sessions dwelt on communications, Chief of Party (COP) leadership skills, and the soon-to-be launched Service Planning Database.
From left: Farid Ahmad (ICIMOD), Zoltan Milic, (SERVIR support team), and Lalu Kadel (ICIMOD) present on progress made under MEL in the service planning approach
Photo: Utsav Maden/ICIMOD
In consultation with the SERVIR support team, ICIMOD led the session on monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL), one of four tools included in the service planning toolkit, and presented on working with theory of change and impact pathways as a monitoring, evaluation, and learning approach that is ingrained across the institution.
The event was important for the SERVIR-HKH team as it brought together COPs and leads—MEL, user engagement, science and data, and communications—from all hubs together. The gathering also provided the SERVIR-HKH team a chance to present its complete team to a wider global network.
You can read more about the event on SERVIR’s website here.