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Regional Programmes

At a glance

Programme goal

Significantly contribute to effective evidence-based decision-making processes by governments, communities, and individuals using scientific data, Earth observation information, and geospatial technologies in the areas of agriculture, environment, natural resources, and climate change.

Programme locations

Our focus

Influencing people's lives

There is widespread penetration of smart mobile devices even in rural areas and many applications integrate location-based information.

Agriculture advisory services, weather information, and navigation services are just a few examples that seamlessly integrate various spatial and non-spatial information to generate desired services for users. Similarly, there has been exponential growth in Earth observation (EO) applications with LandSat from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Sentinel satellite data from the European Space Agency (ESA).

Both systems are freely accessible while commercial satellite companies are providing opportunities to capture multi-source high spatial and temporal satellite images from any part of the Earth. Easy access to EO information has made scientific and consistent monitoring of phenomena possible like never before.

Initiatives

Building capacities

The implementation of three initiatives – SERVIR-HKH, Regional Database System (RDS), and Climate Services – within the MENRIS Programme has helped us build capacities in adopting many new technologies and contextualizing them to the needs in the region.

Climate Services
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SERVIR-HKH
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Regional Database System
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Did you know?

Experts working within the SERVIR-HKH Initiative at ICIMOD investigated the 2018 Panjshir flood using remotely sensed imagery in Afghanistan.

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Panjshir

Success stories

Our lasting impact

The problems facing the people and mountains of the HKH aren’t just solved with brilliant theories. They are solved by having a hands-on understanding of the challenges of the region, and a truly holistic approach that places as much emphasis on implementation as it does on understanding.

Flood early warning saves lives
Flood early warning saves lives
Regional Drought Monitoring Outlook System for South Asia launched
Regional Drought Monitoring Outlook System for South Asia launched
Climate Services Initiative takes shape
Climate Services Initiative takes shape
Better prepared for floods
Better prepared for floods

Events around the HKH

Our involvement

News and features

Around the HKH

Regional Programmes

Knowledge into action

Our programmes are oriented towards integrating knowledge and turning research into action.

River Basins and Cryosphere
River Basins and Cryosphere
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Mountain Knowledge and Action Networks
Mountain Knowledge and Action Networks
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Atmosphere
Atmosphere
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River Basins and Cryosphere
River Basins and Cryosphere
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Transboundary Landscapes
Transboundary Landscapes
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Adaptation and Resilience Building
Adaptation and Resilience Building
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