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Since it’s existence the openIMIS Initiative has been pre-actively seeking exchange with stakeholders in the field of finance and insurance for Universal Health coverage. As a result, the Initiative was also contacted by a number of other software developers, who build software to support scheme operators in low and middle income countries. Although several bi-lateral encounters were made, these relations remained in a casual state with little evidence for a further collaboration. The idea was born to get like minded developers at one table to brainstorm on potential synergies and develop ideas for a more substantial co-operations.
In June / July 2020 GIZ’s social protection global sector programme organized a series of meetings with various solution providers. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the workshops were organized as remote sessions and facilitated using a collaborative platforms for collaborative whiteboards (https://miro.com/app/) and videoconferencing (https://meet.jit.si/).
The objective of the sessions were
to get the different solution providers to know each other
to understand the similarities, differences and skills of the different partners
to find common areas for future collaboration
openIMIS Developers and partners (Consortium led by GIZ, incl. BlueSquare, Possible Health, Digital Square)
Nepal, Tanzania, Cameroon, Tchad
Germany / Switzerland / Nepal / Belgium
BlueSquare / openRBF
21 countries in sub-Saharan Africa
Carepay / PharmAccess
The group agreed to exchange on three virtual workshops:
The results of the sessions including slides and screenshots of the collaborative whiteboards can were documented in the openIMIS wiki for all 3 workshops: