Regional Knowledge Forum on Drought

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), under the framework of the SERVIR initiative, are organizing a three-day Regional Knowledge Forum on Earth Observation and Climate Services for Food Security and Agricultural Decision Making in South and Southeast Asia. The forum will review and assess existing national practices and policies related to drought monitoring and forecasting, crop monitoring and agriculture advisory services, and cross learning relevant to countries in the HKH and the lower Mekong regions.

Oct 08
Kathmandu, Nepal
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The regional knowledge forum intends to deliberate on and address three areas related to agriculture and drought services – i) agricultural and hydrological drought monitoring and early warning systems, ii) crop mapping and yield estimation, and iii) Agromet advisory services.

The forum has the following objectives:

  • To identify gaps and needs for sustained information services at regional and national levels for drought monitoring, crop monitoring, and climate services
  • To establish a forum (expert group) to foster regional cooperation on agriculture and drought monitoring and management
  • To formulate working groups (forum) on regional cooperation for drought early warning systems and agriculture advisory services.


Call for Abstracts

The organizers invite researchers to submit abstracts for presentation relevant to South and Southeast Asia and relevant to the forum topics. 

Abstracts must be submitted by 26 August 2018, 5:00 PM (UTC+5:45 hours) via our web form. Selected authors will be invited for an oral or poster presentation at the knowledge forum by 3 September 2018.

Click here for more information and submission guidelines. 


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