SERVIR Community Gathers in Nepal for 2nd SERVIR Annual Global Exchange

Published: Nov 15 2016
 Bill Breed and Nancy Searby give opening remarks
Opening remarks from Bill Breed, USAID; and Nancy Searby,
NASA Applied Sciences Program Manager  

From 24-28 October 2016, SERVIR team members from around the globe met in Pokhara, Nepal for the 2nd SERVIR Annual Global Exchange. The event drew close to 100 participants including representatives from SERVIR hubs in Niger, Kenya, Nepal and Thailand; the SERVIR Science Coordination Office in Huntsville, Alabama; NASA HQ and USAID HQ in Washington, D.C.; and the SERVIR Applied Sciences Team, with members from across the U.S.

During this week-long exchange, attendees shared best practices and discussed current GIS-related technical innovations, service planning, communications and knowledge management. The week ended with sessions focused on developing and refining long-term strategic plans for SERVIR’s continued growth. Dan Irwin of the SERVIR Science Coordination Office best summarized this exchange by stating, “It was the rich conversations that made this week such a success.”

panorama pic of break-out session attendees
SAGE attendees participate in a break-out session on service planning

 Anastasia Wahome provides comments to the audience
Anastasia Wahome (Eastern and Southern Africa hub) provides
comments during a session on best practices  
 Albert Momo of USAID gives response to audience
Albert Momo (USAID) responds to a
question on SERVIR strategic planning  

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