byHarro Riedstra via web
The D2D project officially started on the 1st of April 2017. However, the official approval of the project proposal was not yet received. Akvo therefore agreed with DGIS to start limited activities already, pending the official approval.
The D2D proposal is divided in 5 pillars of activities: 'partnerships'; 'enabling environment'; 'sustaining and scaling'; 'outreach and dissemination' and 'project management'. The pillar 'enabling environment' is divided in two subpillars: 'partner services' and 'software tools'. The pillar 'sustaining and scaling' is divided in the five regional Akvo hubs. Together, this leads to this parent project (which includes the work on project management) and 9 subprojects. Activities will be reported on these projects in RSR.
Each of these 9 projects are divided in a number of subprojects. At the start of the D2D project, for each of these projects a project manager is appointed and a budget, objectives and deliverables are set in an internal yearplan. For 2017 no formal yearplan is required. The project managers of the subprojects report to the D2D project manager who oversees the overall planning, objectives and budget.
During the inception phase of D2D the monitoring framework as presented in the D2D proposal will be updated by Akvo to be approved by DGIS. Each year, Akvo will report on this monitoring framework in RSR.
Together with DGIS, a project advisory board will be set up which oversees the overall direction of the project and meets every three months.
A full inception report on the activities of Akvo in D2D in 2017 will be presented in February 2018.