SAHF Implementation Framework
SAHF Executive Council
The Executive Council is the decision-making body, which develops strategic plans and direction for SAHF. The Executive Council plays a leadership role in steering the implementation of the SAHF Program to Support South Asia Regional Development in Operational Forecasting and Service Delivery.
Each Working Group consist of one nominated expert from each of the nine SAHF countries to assess capacity needs and build synergy for regional benefits in four thematic areas.
The Four Thematic Areas
Impact Based Forecasting
Transitioning from traditional meteorological and hydrological forecasting to impact based forecasting is a priority to ensure that NMHSs remain relevant to their stakeholders, responders and civil societies.
Numerical Weather Prediction
Given the increasing dependence on NWP to build state of the art early warning services & concurrently build upscaling mechanisms to adopt rapid advances of NWP in advanced centers, all the countries in South Asia need to position themselves to take full advantage of the rapidly evolving service delivery enhancement technology systems.
Observations are a critical component of skilful forecasts ranging from large scale measurements that provide the initial conditions for global NWP with crowdsourced data that can be used to verify an impact-based forecast for a specific sectorial group of users.
Skilled human capital backed by an in-service competency enhancement mechanism is needed to improve and sustain NMHSs enhanced service delivery needs.