Voting is now open for the Nominees of the OpenSRP Governance Structure!

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The OpenSRP Governance Structure will be launched during a virtual event on 11 March 2021 at 9am EST, 2pm GMT, 4pm SAST, 5pm EAT

Please participate in this historic event by voting for the nominees!

A reminder that Matt Berg (CEO and Founder of Ona) is the chairman of this meritocratic governance structure, and under him we are setting up 2 committees:

1) The Governance / Management Committee (PMC)
This committee will be responsible for the overall strategic direction setting of global goods product: OpenSRP. Their votes on issues are binding.

2) The Product / Technical Committee (PTC)
This committee is responsible for the product and technical roadmap of the product. They can also vote on any and all issues but their votes are non-binding.

Voting for the nominees:

Congratulations to everyone who has been nominated and thank you to those who stepped forward to nominate themselves to serve in either of the committees.

As a community, you can vote for as many or as few people as you want to you. You do not have to vote for people in both committees - i.e. if you only feel comfortable to vote in one of the 2 - that is completely fine.

If you are a nominee - you are allowed vote for yourself.

You will only be allowed to submit one such voting form.

Thanks for taking the time to do this!

Voting closed on the 23rd of Feb 2021.


Our software solutions support partners COVID-19 initiatives

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Last year, we partnered with organizations at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 as well as working directly with governments in various countries. Some of the ways we were able to contribute to the fight against COVID include:

Duty of Care Project (UN Resident Coordinator’s Office, Tanzania)

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In July 2020, Ona started working with the UN Resident Coordinator’s office in Tanzania to support their efforts to better understand the impact of COVID-19 on over 1,500 UN-affiliated staff members and their close family network (over 5,000) in Tanzania. We configured a system to dynamically create and send weekly email surveys to UN staff respondents. The system allows UN staff members to anonymously report key data on themselves, their households, and their close family networks. This data was then pulled into and visualized on Canopy’s infrastructure in real-time. By leveraging these tools, we were able to get the system rolled out and insights generated within a few weeks.

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OpenSRP Governance Structure

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OpenSRP Governance Structure

In its journey to becoming a mature, global goods, digital health product, OpenSRP (Open Smart Register Platform) is formalizing a governance structure that will help steer the tool to new heights.

At the end of 2020, Ona, as OpenSRP’s techncial stewards, successfully filed the registration of the OpenSRP trademark in the USA. In the first quarter of 2021, we are formally launching the OpenSRP Governance Structure, through support from PATH and Digital Square.

The governance structure is meritocratic in nature and consist of a chairperson and two committees: a project management committee (PMC) and a product/technical committee (PTC).

We are excited to hereby invite our tech partners, collaborators, implementing partners and donors to be part of this process and nominate members of the fast-growing OpenSRP community, to formally join our two committees and be part of the historic (virtual) launch event in March 2021.

For more information, see the Introduction to the New OpenSRP Governance Structure slides, which go into more detail on the committee’s roles and responsibilites.

OpenSRP Governance Structure

You can nominate people to join the committees by emailing the nominee’s name and surname, title, organization, and a short motivation of why you think this person should be a member of the PMC or PTC to pmc@smartregister.org or ptc@smartregister.org. The deadline for nomination is 31 January 2021.


Global Resilience Partnership launches website to showcase bold solutions for a resilient future

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GRP Resilience Platform

Earlier this year, the Stockholm-based Global Resilience Partnership (GRP) launched the Resilience Platform to promote its mission of creating a resilient, sustainable, and prosperous future for people and places. In collaboration with GRP, Ona designed and built the platform to capture, access, and advance the latest knowledge for both GRP partners and the world resilience community.

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WHO Family Planning Reference App featured in the PACE Project’s Digital Health Compendium

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As low- and middle-income countries transition from paper to digital systems, family planning (FP) programs can benefit from unprecedented opportunities to improve services. The Digital Health Compendium from the PACE Project collects case studies to give policy and program decisionmakers insights on real-world applications of digital health, promising practices, and challenges that can be applied to FP programs.

Recently the WHO FP Reference App case study was published, examining the benefits of using reference apps as a starting point for digital health programs, instead of building from scratch. Ona developed the WHO FP Reference App on top of OpenSRP, using the same methodology developed for the WHO Antenatal Care Reference App. The FP app allows frontline health workers to register and screen women and men for medical eligibility of FP methods. It includes clinical logic and workflows that walk healthcare providers through service provision, potential side effects, and required follow-up, including any refills or referrals required.

The WHO FP Reference App will be formally launched by WHO next year.