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SERVIR Service Planning Toolkit .

Toolkit | September 21, 2021

The SERVIR Service Planning Toolkit provides an overview of the ways in which how applying a user-centric approach to integrating earth observations, geospatial science and technology can address various development challenges.

How do we build inclusive spaces when developing geospatial services? How can we ensure that the services developed by SERVIR benefit all of society—particularly the most vulnerable—in the context of a rapidly changing climate?

SERVIR applies a user-centric and collaborative approach to answer these questions, applying Earth observations, geospatial science and technology to address development challenges. Articulated in the SERVIR Service Planning Toolkit, the approach facilitates a deep understanding of development challenges—including who is impacted, what data and information is needed, where to build capacity, and how to measure impact—so that services are sustainable and responsive to the needs of user communities. The toolkit was designed to be a “living” resource, updated as new solutions come to light, and responsive to network needs.

The first update to the Toolkit addressed the network’s need for more concrete examples and approaches to ensure that women and those in marginalized communities are realizing equal benefits from SERVIR’s geospatial services.