SERVIR E&SA project has prioritised user engagement in the design and development of services in its four main service areas:
- Land use Land Cover Changes and Ecosystems
- Weather and Climate
- Agriculture and Food Security
- Water Resources and Hydro-Climatic Disasters
User engagement remains to be one of the key elements of a successful system or service implementation. It entails user participation and involvement in every step from the inception stage to the implementation and evaluation stage. SERVIR E&SA has developed service planning framework involving scoping and need assessment, problem definition, design and planning, implementation and performance monitoring and finally monitoring and evaluation.
PrintRecent and upcoming user engagement activities include:
- User need assessment/ stakeholder consultation workshops for Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania.
- Education outreach to Kenyatta University and Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology.
- User need assessment/ stakeholder consultation workshop for Kenya (to be conducted in August
- Educational outreach to Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology.
SERVIR E&SA desires to achieve the following outcomes within the next three years.
- Reduced duplication of efforts in solving development problems related to climate change.
- Increased awareness and access to geospatial information.
- Involvement of users in conceptualization, operationalization, design, implementation and evaluation of SERVIR E&SA services.
- Increased provision of user-Tailored tools and data.
- Comprehensive User engegement database.
SERVIR product catalogue:
The SERVIR product catalogue (http://servircatalog.net) and RCMRD application portal (http://apps.rcmrd.org/) are searchable sources of all applications and tools developed and implemented by the hubs on a global level.. The application portal provides browsing of entries based on theme, status, earth observation data used, and types of product. For each of the four service areas various application addressing climatic related development problems are listed.