About SERVIR

A joint development initiative of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), SERVIR works

in partnership with leading regional organizations worldwide to help developing countries use information provided by earth observing satellites and geospatial technologies for managing climate risks and land use. SERVIR empowers decision-makers with tools, products, and services to act locally on climate-sensitive issues such as disasters, agriculture, water, and ecosystems and land use. 

SERVIR is improving awareness, increasing access to information and supporting analysis to help people in Africa, the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH), the Lower Mekong, and Mesoamerica manage challenges in the areas of food security, water resources, land use change, and natural disasters. 

SERVIR Hindu Kush Himalaya

SERVIR Hindu Kush Himalaya (SERVIR-HKH) is implemented by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in its regional member countries, prioritizing activities in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan.

SERVIR-HKH is an initiative under ICIMOD’s Mountain Environment Regional Information System (MENRIS) Regional Programme, which caters to the specific needs of regional member countries in addressing different aspects of environmental degradation and climate change impacts. SERVIR-HKH strengthens ICIMOD to better work with national institutions in the HKH.

Objectives

  • Build and institutionalize the technical capacity of government decision makers and key civil society groups to integrate earth observation information and geospatial analysis into their decision-making, planning, and communication processes
  • Improve awareness of and access to geospatial data, products, and tools among users and decision-makers 
  • Increase provision of high quality user-tailored data, tools and applications, and models to support informed decision-making