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What about a GAVI-Geographical Information System (GIS) Capability Model? Because of the complexity of a project implemented in urban areas

Gain a sense of the “scaling up effect” for implementing a GAVI-GIS project through a well-defined capability model…

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Describe what you intend to do and how you'll do it in one to two sentences (required 350 Characters)

The GAVI-GIS Capability Model is aiming at describing the eco-system that an in-country organization should master so to implement successfully a GIS project in the context of EPI program. That model does into consideration specific organizational structures, reporting relationships, political and cultural aspects of in-country stakeholders.

Explain the innovation (2,500 characters)

The GAVI-GIS Capability Model shows structured sets of nested GIS related capabilities and sub-capabilities and will enable to better understand what the local EPI team organization must satisfy for launching a large scale GIS project at country level What is a Support Practice ? A practice that creates an underlying infrastructure that enables effective implementation of the GIS activities and legitimates its functions. They deal with such issues as organizational requirements for the implementation of GIS tools and procedures. The 92 GIS related practices are clustered into three dimensions (1) Grouped by Life-cycle, (2) Capability Area and (3) Capability Level The first dimension is temporal, there are three phases : 1- Initiation (Only Emergency Situations: EmS), 2- Delivery (from outbreak to EPI projects - Transitional Programs: TrP) 3- Completion or Transfer to local partner :CoT) There are eight Organizational Elements : Governance, Knowledge, Organizational change, People, Performance, Relationship, GIS Technology, Threat The third dimension is Capability Levels. There are five Capability Levels. Capability Level 5 is the initial level, or the starting point. Capability Level 1 is referred to as “sustaining excellence & predictability” Further description about capability Levels: Level 5 focus is on meeting only GAVI data policy and management At Capability Level 4, a GAVI-GIS is able to • Systematically capture drop out case requirements without mapping • Design and deploy a Mobile Data Collection service to meet GAVI requirements in terms of location of health services At Level 3, mapping is broadened to all organizational levels in order to deploy an oversight service to meet mapping requirements with increased focus on results and knowledge management At Level 2, ICC successfully oversees and share the mapping services according to agreed upon service levels with stakeholders At Level 1, this is expanded with increased focus on innovation, alignment, coordination and prospective value-driven decision making Example Practices: • Establish and implement a knowledge system to identify, control, and provide GIS information (example Ghana) . • Establish and maintain a work environment that ensures a mapping process through a range of stakeholders • Define, communicate and track mapping objectives ( formal review of map contents with requester). • Establish and implement procedures to manage risks across engagement

Which part(s) of the world does this innovation target?

  • North Africa
  • Eastern Africa
  • Middle Africa
  • Southern Africa
  • Western Africa
  • Caribbean
  • Central Asia
  • Eastern Asia
  • South-eastern Asia
  • Southern Asia
  • Western Asia
  • Eastern Europe
  • Oceania

Geographic Focus

Urban settings and slums

Stage of Innovation

  • Prototype

Who will work alongside your organization in the project idea? (1,000 characters)

It is worth defining the stakeholders who are impacted, or can impact that innovative project, so be sure they if will be consulted / informed / engaged: Ministry of Health and In-country statistical Health Service; United Nations Organizations (UNICEF, WHO); other partners (Bilateral agencies, international and local NGOs); local Government agencies (Regional Coordinating Council, District/Municipal Assembly); the Media; and the community (Traditional, Religious and Opinion leaders). The GIS project aims to serve wide range of EPI actors. Thus MAHA Shared Service team will engage multiple stakeholders in a systematic manner: ●“Clients”: Main beneficiaries/in-country GIS end-users will be Urban Operations Planning, Medical, Logistics & Supply chain, Epidemiology and Communication units of the EPI program in urban settings. ●National EPI team and Members of the Interagency Coordination Committee (ICC) ●Partners: partnership engagement with DHIS2 team & Country Statistic Service

How is your idea unique? (750 characters)

The GAVI-GIS Capability Model is aiming at • Improving the understanding of GIS tools & procedures among stakeholders and collaboration activities over ICC and local partners. • Ensuring visibility for the purposes of controlling, managing, and reporting about the achievements of the GIS service. • Maintaining technological surveillance and reliability (Mobile Data Collection tools, QGIS, GIS apps, use of Image satellite…) and managing technological shifts (Dynamic maps, API & interoperability of data, GIS platform, …)

What is the name of your organization

MAHA - Mapping & Analytics for Health Activities

Explain your organization (250 characters)

MAHA is an organization tasked with supplying its in-country partners with IT services including mapping and analytical services. The shared service approach aims at increasing the quality and professionalism of GIS services for the EPI program.

Type of Submitter

  • We are a For-Profit Startup or Startup Social Enterprise

Organizational Characteristics

  •  MAHA is composed of a network of GIS &developer experts located mainly in France and Malawi

Gender and Diversity (500 characters)

MAHA is developing Geographical Information System (GIS) based applications and services. The gender is always taken into consideration in the indicators mapped and analyzed. Every time database are disaggregated by gender, base maps will take benefit of disaggregated information (to the lowest possible granular/administrative unit) in order to better understand specificities in terms of gender, and if possible by urban poor individuals, households and communities.

Organization Location (less than 250 Characters)

Raphael Girod Founder MAHA- Mapping & Analytics for Health Activities 59, vieille route des Pensières 74290 Veyrier du lac - France mob. (33) 6 33 58 65 53 mob. (33) 7 88 18 21 63

Size of organization (number of employees):

  • Less than 5 people

Website URL

Scale of organizational work

  • Global (within 2 or more global regions)

Tell us more about you

Mapping and Analytics for Health Activities (MAHA), is a new French start up linking public health and information technology since March 2018. MAHA was contracted to provide innovative GIS Services to Ghana Health Service in 2018 with funding from GAVI. MAHA is providing GIS and mapping services in the framework of a “Technical Assistance for development of National health care delivery system optimization plan for the Kyrgyz Republic (Master Plan)” led by a German consulting firm, namely Management for Health (M4H) funded by World Bank.

Applying to Gavi INFUSE

  • Referred by a friend / colleague


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