|Date||22 Feb 2018 to 23 Feb 2018|
|Venue||ICIMOD, Kathmandu, Nepal|
|Contact Persons||Ganesh Bhattarai|
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is implementing the SERVIR Hindu Kush Himalaya (SERVIR-HKH) initiative that supports its regional member countries in enhancing climate services by integrating Earth observation data and geospatial technologies into development decision-making.
SERVIR, a joint development initiative of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 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 and land use change and ecosystems, and weather and climate services.
SERVIR-HKH places high importance on demand-driven approach through user engagement to ensure that the services and products cater to the needs and priorities of specific user communities. Similarly, monitoring, evaluation, and learning are integral parts of effective programme implementation for SERVIR-HKH.M
In this regard, SERVIR-HKH is organizing a two-day consultation workshop with its national partners in Nepal from 22–23 February 2018 at ICIMOD, Kathmandu.
- The overall objective of the consultation workshop is to strengthen the partnerships and activities of SERVIR-HKH in Nepal. More specifically, the workshop aims to:
- Ensure that services and products are co-created, co-designed and co-implemented by SERVIR-HKH and its national partner organizations in Nepal.
- Share an overview of the SERVIR-HKH user engagement framework and discuss effective ways to engage users.
- Present key highlights on the SERVIR-HKH Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) framework and receive feedback.
- Strengthen the Theory of Change (ToC) for selected services in Nepal.
- Discuss the organization’s Capacity Assessment Tool and initiate data collection.
This workshop is expected to bring together representatives from key partner organization of SERVR-HKH in Nepal and the SERVIR-HKH team at ICIMOD.