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Date: 27 April 2022

Place: virtual, WebEx session (link will be added here)

In a nutshell

openIMIS, an open source software to manage health financing and social protection schemes, has been certified as a digital public good by the Digital Public Good Alliance. Since Sep 2021 it is listed in the digital public goods registry.

openIMIS, has been implemented in 8 countries (Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gambia, Mauritania, Niger, Nepal and United Republic of Tanzania) for 12 schemes, covering almost 10 million beneficiaries (as of April 2022).

During the Steering Group Meeting participants can learn about the interoperability of the software in diverse country and use case settings, presented by several openIMIS implementer teams (session I). Beyond the scope of openIMIS, looking also at other Digital Public Goods, business models will be discussed that show what makes the uptake of open source solutions in health and social protection attractive for implementer and developer teams.



Overall 40-50 participants will be invited

  • Country/implementation representatives; experts from bilateral implementing agencies, donors and international organisations working in the areas of digitalisation, health and social protection; supporter and organiser team

  • openIMIS community members

  • Represented organisations (tba):

  • Organiser: BMZ, SDC, openIMIS initiative (GIZ)

Sitemap (and summary of inputs)

  • Warm-up

  • Opening remarks by BMZ and SDC

  • openIMIS digest

  • openIMIS interoperability in practice (session I)

  • Business models of Digital Public Goods in health & social protection (session II, panel discussion)

  • Wrap-up

Documentation and resources

  • Minutes reader (available in May 2022)

  • openIMIS factsheet

  • openIMIS pitch

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