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ICIMOD implements SERVIR-HKH in its regional member countries, prioritizing activities in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan.
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SERVIR-HKH uses data from a collection of Earth observing satellites, ground-based data and advanced geospatial information technology in innovative ways.
Programme Coordinator, SERVIR-HKH
SERVIR-HKH uses data from a collection of Earth observing satellites, ground-based data and advanced geospatial information technology in innovative ways to help decision makers respond to environmental challenges in the Hindu Kush Himalaya.
A joint development initiative of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the United States Agency for International Development (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 uses data from a collection of Earth observing satellites, ground-based data and advanced geospatial information technology in innovative ways to help decision makers respond to environmental challenges in the Hindu Kush Himalaya. Applications and tools developed under the SERVIR-HKH Initiative provide evidence for decision making in the region.
These applications and tools are available as dedicated services that can be classified under four thematic areas – agriculture and food security; water resources and hydro-climatic disasters; land cover, land use change, and ecosystems; and weather and climate services.
Featured Science Application
The Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region is extremely vulnerable to various types of water-induced disasters, given the region’s fragile geology, rugged terrain, and distinctive monsoon patterns. Consequent disaster impacts are often exacerbated by inefficient risk communication.
News and features
You will find publications produced or related to this Initiative in our publications repository – the HimalDoc. These information materials covers journal articles, books, book chapters, research reports, working papers, brochures, information sheets, publicity materials including posters, and others.
Events around the HKH
ICIMOD focuses on a broad range of issues, topics and concerns in its work to enable sustainable development in the complex environment of the Hindu Kush Himalayas.
Snow is part of the world’s cryosphere, a word that traces its origins to the Greek word kryos, or frost, and is an important part of the climate system.
Technology is starting to fill in the blanks in the scientific record for the Hindu Kush Himalayas, whose size and remoteness has served in the past as a major obstacle to data collection.
SERVIR connects space to village by helping developing countries use satellite data to address challenges in food security, water resources, weather and climate, land use, and natural disasters.
We embrace diversity
Both internally and externally, our multicultural staff and partners are our greatest asset. They provide us with a broad perspective across disciplines, and offer us localized knowledge like no other.