Enabling IPMED team to deal proactively with unexpected situations: first meeting of the risk committee
The risk committee for IPMED project held its first virtual meeting last week to assess the risks the project is likely to face, and to determine the priority actions, and accordingly evaluate, analyze and monitor the proposed plans.
The committee consists of five members representing all partners including the chairman, and it will help in minimizing the impact of threats to successful delivery; implementing the project on time and on-budget and ensure the quality of outputs and results envisaged.
Several topics were discussed during the meeting including the quality of the data being gathered for the Intellectual Property Rights related needs assessment of the target groups of the project (MSMEs, start-ups, youths and women entrepreneurs) and the necessity to have precise and representative samples among the partners to attain the optimum assessment results. The team therefore agreed on extending the data collection task until the end of July, allowing partners to encourage more SMEs to engage in the surveying process.
Moreover, Agora Institute confirmed its readiness to conclude the elaboration of collected data in August, so that the team can obtain a full picture of all stakeholders and target groups.
The Committee also discussed conducting local workshops and awareness sessions, which was a hot topic to certain extent. The involved partners confirmed using virtual platform tools in this activity in order to be compliant with social distancing due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Two Awareness sessions will be conducted by the third quarter of 2020, one in August and the other in September. The aim is