IWMI wins award for Digital Transformation from Project Management Institute (PMI) in Sri Lanka
The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) was honored with the Award for Excellence at the 2023 National Project Management Excellence Awards in Sri Lanka. This recognition was bestowed upon IWMI for its Earth Observation for Agricultural Risk Management (EO4ARM) application, which has significantly contributed to the digital transformation of Sri Lanka’s agriculture sector. The EO4ARM platform empowers smallholder farmers with vital tools such as weather forecasts, flood and drought monitoring, crop health assessments, and real-time farm-level updates, facilitating climate risk evaluation and prompt compensation measures. By harnessing publicly available satellite data, the platform not only supports agricultural insurance monitoring but also aids in the development of new insurance products and climate resilience strategies. This achievement underscores IWMI’s commitment to advancing agricultural innovation through digital technologies and open-source data, with the potential to scale and collaborate with public and private sector partners for broader impact.