Capacity building Training and capacity building are integral parts of the SERVIR-HKH initiative. The initiative organizes trainings in the development and use of science applications for partner institutions and end users to maximize the benefit of geospatial information and technology in the region. The initiative provides technical support and conducts customized trainings, and shares opportunities according to the needs of its regional partners. SERVIR-HKH strengthens ICIMOD to better work with national institutions in the HKH. Capacity building efforts organised under SERVIR-HKH focus primarily on one of more of the five thematic areas— agriculture and food security; air quality; land cover, land use change, and ecosystems; water resources and hydro-climatic disasters; and weather and climate.