Roadmap

2019
Apr
10th Steering Committee meeting
Present technology development solutions to rectify the shutdown of the development company that was selected to work on the portal.
Focus the current efforts on knowledge exchange and on identifying functional buyers to participate in the portal pilot test.
Jan
9th Steering Committee meeting
Flag development partner potential shutdown.
Flag key challenges in securing buyers commitment to post their RFQs on the portal and engage with SMEs during testing period.
2018
Nov
8th Steering Committee Meeting
Discuss market updates.
Source additional leads for potential humanitarian buyers to join the testing period.
Aug
7th Steering Committee meeting
Address the challenge of identifying additional champion buyers in pilot area 1 to ensure the MVP launch offering participating MSMEs the diversity in POs and RFQs required for engagement
Discuss the Platform Minimal Viable Product (MVP) deployment plan
Assess results from final round of connecting with SME groups in pilot area
Jun
Elevate the efforts to secure additional champion buyers in pilot area 1
Activate the Platform Minimal Viable Product (MVP) deployment plan
The final round of connecting with SME groups in pilot area
May
6th Steering Committee meeting
Secure additional champion buyers in pilot area 1
Discuss the Platform Minimal Viable Product (MVP) deployment plan
Assess results from second round of connecting with SME groups in pilot area
Mar
Connect with potential champion buyers in pilot area 1
Activate UNHCR Engagement Scenario and New Nominee to the Steering Committee
The second round of connecting with SME groups in pilot area
Feb
5th Steering Committee meeting
WHS 2nd report on progress
Secure additional champion buyers in pilot area 1
Discuss UNHCR engagement scenario and the new nominee to the steering committee
Assess results from first round of connecting with SME groups in pilot area
2017
Nov
4th Steering Committee meeting
Secure champion buyers in pilot area 1
Connect with SME groups in pilot area and start to engage with potential active users and confirm field mission date, schedule and duration
Aug
3rd Steering Committee meeting
Survey feedback
Establish small taskforces to explore NGO and SME involvement
Consultative session with potential partners
Identify and secure NGOs who will share buying lists
June
Conduct survey on pilot area, mobilise support from NGOs and UN agencies regarding sharing knowledge, procurement items listing as well as capacity to share potential active users in preferred pilot area.
May
2nd Steering Committee Meeting
Steering Committee expansion consultations
Mar
Platform design
Platform development RFP
Sustainability options consultations
Ongoing platform management consultations
Feb
1st Steering Committee Meeting
Steering Committee expansion consultations
WHS 1st report on progress
Governance framework consultations
2016
Dec
Steering Committee established
May
Panel event at World Humanitarian Summit

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