About The Meeting

SAHF serves as a platform for regional exchange, collaboration and fostering innovation1.The forum propels the ongoing national and regional modernization efforts in hydromet service delivery to the next level by strengthening technical, human, and institutional capacity. SAHF aims to improve coverage, quality, and access to hydromet service delivery with a focus on sustaining the forum in the South Asia (SA) region. At the second South Asia Hydromet Forum (SAHF II) held in Kathmandu, Nepal in November 2019, the Heads of the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NHMSs) in SA agreed to proceed with the implementation of a regional strategy for operational cooperation. Further, it was agreed that Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia (RIMES), should develop and implement this activity on behalf of its members in SA. SAHF countries include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, which are members of the RIMES Council.