The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Science to Impact: SERVIR’s Service Planning Toolkit

After over a decade delivering on SERVIR’s goal of bringing space to village, SERVIR faces many of the key challenges that plague research for development initiatives. These challenges include making certain that research is meeting genuine needs and is demand driven; connecting and tailoring information for relevant real-world decisions; avoiding redundancy; and ensuring SERVIR outputs have proper handoffs, capacity transfers, and incentives for sustainability. After ten years of learning, SERVIR captured these lessons in a “Service Planning Toolkit” to help the program and its partners design sustainable services that maximize SERVIR’s investments for development impact.

Join the organizers for a webinar that will provide an overview of the SERVIR Service Planning Toolkit, examples of toolkit implementation from partner institutions, and a discussion of broader applications for those working in the field of research for development.

When: Thursday, July 26; 9-10 a.m. EDT
Where: Webinar (online)
How to Join: Click here to join webinar

  • Dan Irwin, SERVIR Global Program Manager, NASA
  • Kevin Coffey, Adaptation Advisor, USAID
  • Katherine Casey, Knowledge Management Lead, SERVIR Support Activity
  • Anastasia Wahome, Science and Data Lead, SERVIR East & Southern Africa
  • Farrukh Chishtie, Science and Data Lead, SERVIR Mekong

SERVIR connects space to village by helping developing countries use satellite data to address critical challenges in food security, water resources, weather and climate, land use, and natural disasters. A partnership of NASA, USAID, and leading technical organizations, SERVIR develops innovative solutions to improve livelihoods and foster self-reliance in Asia, Africa, and the Americas.