OpenLMIS Governance Call Nov 17th - Meeting Notes

The governance committee met today and discussed the following topics:

  • Sharing OpenLMIS Opportunities – what are protocols for sharing business development opportunities, and what opportunities are we currently seeing?
  • Governance Committee Make-Up/ Country Participation – How do we support greater country participation in OpenLMIS leadership? Should country reps be added to the governance committee?
  • Re-Architecture – How will governance committee participate in upcoming OpenLMIS re-architecture? Do we need an ad-hoc call to discuss this?
    For answers to these questions and more, see the full meeting notes available on the wiki: https://openlmis.atlassian.net/wiki/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=33685540

Also note that the monthly community meeting has now officially been repurposed as the governance call, and the meeting invitation and wiki have been updated accordingly.

Thanks!

Sarah

Hi everyone,

One of the things we discussed on yesterday’s call was how we can involve country MOH representatives and there were some concerns and ideas shared. I think we all agree that its important to have countries be involved meaningfully and for them to have a voice/role in shaping Open LMIS. I wonder if we should set up a “client/end-user” group that can have representation on the governance committee (and on the other 2 committees for that matter). I know that this can complicate things a little and I am happy to support better ways of doing this. I think there are at least three things that can be huge positives in this approach:

  1. a group like this could allow countries to discuss individual country interests and prioritize requirements for the overall system, limiting the need for other non-MOH members to “manage” expectations

  2. the group’s representative will be answerable to his/her colleagues and this could drive participation and engagement, and

  3. discussions/buy-in on new deployments, access to relevant data/information and sustainability models will be easier to have and inclusive

Happy to discuss this more and would love to get your thoughts on this.

Thanks,

Gaurav

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On Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 8:20 PM, Sarah Jackson sarah.jackson@villagereach.org wrote:

The governance committee met today and discussed the following topics:

  • Sharing OpenLMIS Opportunities – what are protocols for sharing business development opportunities, and what opportunities are we currently seeing?
  • Governance Committee Make-Up/ Country Participation – How do we support greater country participation in OpenLMIS leadership? Should country reps be added to the governance committee?
  • Re-Architecture – How will governance committee participate in upcoming OpenLMIS re-architecture? Do we need an ad-hoc call to discuss this?
    For answers to these questions and more, see the full meeting notes available on the wiki: https://openlmis.atlassian.net/wiki/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=33685540

Also note that the monthly community meeting has now officially been repurposed as the governance call, and the meeting invitation and wiki have been updated accordingly.

Thanks!

Sarah

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Hi Gaurav,

I think this is a great idea. If I understand what you are saying, we would form an OpenLMIS Users Group, and that group would nominate a rep to participate in the governance committee. I like this idea because it gets countries talking to each other about OpenLMIS, and lets the users group work directly together to advance the ideas that are important to them. I would also like to see this group having physical meetings once a year (or so) in addition to the calls, and I think we could try to find the funding for that in the current grant.

On the governance call we decided that the best next step would be to toss these ideas out to the country teams so they could get feedback from their ministry counterparts. Here is a draft of a note I think we could all forward to our in-country colleagues. I’d like some feedback on the approach of this note before we distribute. Marasi – do you have any input on the approach below?

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On Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 8:20 PM, Sarah Jackson
sarah.jackson@villagereach.org wrote:

The governance committee met today and discussed the following topics:

  • Sharing OpenLMIS Opportunities – what are protocols for sharing business development opportunities, and what opportunities are we currently seeing?
  • Governance Committee Make-Up/ Country Participation – How do we support greater country participation in OpenLMIS leadership? Should country reps be added to the governance committee?
  • Re-Architecture – How will governance committee participate in upcoming OpenLMIS re-architecture? Do we need an ad-hoc call to discuss this?
    For answers to these questions and more, see the full meeting notes available on the wiki: https://openlmis.atlassian.net/wiki/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=33685540

Also note that the monthly community meeting has now officially been repurposed as the governance call, and the meeting invitation and wiki have been updated accordingly.

Thanks!

Sarah

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