IWMI wins award for digital transformation from Project Management Institute (PMI) in Sri Lanka
The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) has received the Award for Excellence at the 2023 National Project Management Excellence Awards in Sri Lanka for its Earth Observation for Agricultural Risk Management (EO4ARM) application, which contributes to Sri Lanka’s agricultural digital transformation. The platform offers smallholder farmers in Sri Lanka a wide range of solutions, including weather forecasts, flood and drought monitoring, crop health assessments, and farm-level updates to manage climate risks and crop health. It provides access to real-time satellite data, historical data, and supports the development of insurance products and disaster preparedness programs.
EO4ARM’s potential lies in helping insurance companies monitor and underwrite specific insured areas to reduce production risks, with plans to integrate it with the GeoGoviya smart farming platform. The project was funded with assistance from the German development agency GIZ and the European Union.
IWMI staff win special prize at the 2022 Transformative Research Challenge (TRC)
Sidra Khalid, Senior Research Officer – Gender and Social Inclusion, and Najeeb Ullah, Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Specialist, won the special prize at the 2022 Transformative Research Challenge (TRC), hosted by the World Food Forum, for their research pitch on ‘Transforming nutritional practices and livelihoods through improved fish farming in Pakistan’ under the TRC category, Better Life.
The TRC aims to recognize young and young-at-heart researchers for their outstanding research and promising potential for a positive impact on global and local agri-food systems. It aims to inspire research and innovation in sustainable development to end hunger and transform our agri-food systems.
IWMI’s Dr Lisa-Maria Rebelo receives the 2022 Derek Tribe Award
IWMI’s Dr Lisa-Maria Rebelo, Lead Scientist at Digital Earth Africa and Principal Researcher, Earth Observation for Sustainable Development at the International Water Management Institute in Sri Lanka is the recipient of the 2022 Derek Tribe Award.
Lisa-Maria received the award in recognition of her work across the African continent, and in South and Southeast Asia, in water productivity, remote sensing, natural resource management, wetland monitoring and assessment, basin water accounting and water productivity.