This is the place where the Spot The Future team coordinates to do its "foresight from the edge" exercise for UNDP in Armenia, Egypt and Georgia.

This group is now public. 

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italy: governement and banca intesa

just to inform you that i have started a process of approaching the italian government together with some other people/organizations as they want to explore ways and methodologies to "listen to citiznes and stakeholders"

on the other side i am meeting with banca intesa friend ..he is now in charge of the bank in Ukraine and can understand if in any way the bank can be interested in supporting ER in some eastern countries.

if for both preliminary opprotunities " you have something to suggest to show and see....let me know

ciao

Send the UNDP contractor project deliverable no 2

Hi everyone, I am preparing our second deliverable for Spot the Future, a "Foresight Report that builds on the action plan and includes a specific set of actions to be taken as agreed with 3 COs and BRC", tentatively due for delivery on the 27th of March (page 1 in our contract).

Here is where I'm working on (doc is in the shared google drive), feel free to jump in although this isn't of much interest - basically recycling info we have so far.

Spot the Future funnel website started

A little update: I just configured the DNS stuff and Squarespace account for the funnel website, that we agreed to host on Squarespace. You can go in and add the intro content, mission briefs incl. translations already.

The site is not publicly visible because it is in trial mode – not bad before launching it on Apr 1st anyway. We have to make sure to upgrade it to a paid account within the next 14 days (via the bottom left button of the Squarespace config interface). Else, all the content would be deleted again by Squarespace.

ONU in Milan . acting a lot about digital development in Africa .-for very practical problems

for other reason i met the president of http://www.occam.org/ he is italian, based in milan. now for one month in NY. very intellectual person but with a great concern about the role of technologies and network of people in africa and south america...can be interesting to involve them in some specific project? i am meeting him back after new york in may.. keep this in mind

Summary of Week #4

Hi all,

This has been a full week in terms of reporting and agreeing with each UNDP office on what the steps forward are. It's not exactly where we could have been doing by now (especially in terms of country engagement), had it not been for the delays which if needed we'll capitalize on later. All in all it's going well and everyone is willing to learn, which is key.

Book flights for the STF tour workshops

April is coming up fast; flight prices go up, and Edgeryders will not gain any extra liquidity before these workshops, unless we are very lucky, so we might just as well reserve flights. [Noemi], [Nadia], please do this by tomorrow. [Arthur], can you let the ladies know how to use the company's credit card, and the rest of us if we need to put some extra money in the bank?

telecom csr situation (opportunity)

Here is the sum up of Telecom CSR strategy and needs. Possible to make an offer fitting it totally or partially? Let’s try. 1. Csr reports to CEO and President. President has been nominated yesterday. So within 3-4 weeks they should submit a plan for approval. 2. People in the team are not CSR experts. They are studying now. Anycase they are a communication team. So their role is to promote telecom brand on csr. 3. Csr means above all a way to include all kind of stakeholders (colleagues, suppliers..finance, academic, media and so on) within company action and strategy.

Send the UNDP contractor project deliverable no 2

Hi everyone, I am preparing our second deliverable for Spot the Future, a "Foresight Report that builds on the action plan and includes a specific set of actions to be taken as agreed with 3 COs and BRC", tentatively due for delivery on the 27th of March (page 1 in our contract).

Here is where I'm working on (doc is in the shared google drive), feel free to jump in although this isn't of much interest - basically recycling info we have so far.

Book flights for the STF tour workshops

April is coming up fast; flight prices go up, and Edgeryders will not gain any extra liquidity before these workshops, unless we are very lucky, so we might just as well reserve flights. [Noemi], [Nadia], please do this by tomorrow. [Arthur], can you let the ladies know how to use the company's credit card, and the rest of us if we need to put some extra money in the bank?

Produce visualisation of how Edgeryders works

Ok so Edgeryders is a collaboration platform, and it's open ended so people use it in many different ways. But it can be a bit tricky for a first time visitor to understand how this community "works" and how to make use of it depending on what your aims are. Perhaps you're just curious. Perhaps you are looking for inspiration. Perhaps you have a project and are looking for feedback or people to collaborate with. Perhaps you are looking for a project to get involved in.

Prepare UNDP calls with country offices next week

So we have three upcoming calls next week to do a round of more detailed coordination and explanation with the individual country offices:

  • 2014-03-18 12:30pm CET Call with UNDP Egypt
  • 2014-03-18 14:00pm CET Call with UNDP Armenia
  • 2014-03-19 08:45am CET Call with UNDP Georgia

What do we have to prepare for this, and how do we distribute the workload? I can take up some tasks, but not the lead for this due to time constraints ...

Hire graphic designer

We'll most probably need some nice visual designs for the project, I'm thinking a logo and digital flyers - or any visual identity related stuff. 

I've just talked to Rita Pacheco (as usual, she offered to help!) but she's just onboarding a new job in Glasgow and while she's willing to help like until now, she can't commit to taking on board the thing against a paycheck. Who else can we contact? 

Upload the STF contract document

[ADadmin], is it possible that you upload the UNDP contract document here into the group, as a reference for us? Esp. I'm interested if they now wanted the platform integration with World You Want or not, so that I can plan accordingly.

Setting up public facing group for Spot the future

Hi everyone, Noemi and myself are setting up the public group where we are building the spot the future initiative and where project related documents, call for submissions and calls for e.g. community participation will be published. Which should help give everyone a kind of nice overview. Workflow for this week (ideally before the phonecall this evening):

Identify engagement managers

Engagement managers in Spot The Future play mostly the role of connecting us to the local hacker/civic hacker/social innovation communities in Armenia, Egypt and Georgia – all countries in which ER is not present. 

Produce detailed STF timeline

We need to turn it in by Monday next week to have time to review it with Khatuna (and Millie) on Tuesday during the call.

Content wise, I've started to work in a spreadsheet in our google Admin drive here. Can everyone have a look and operate changes? Note that during weeks 2-5 things can be interchangeable.

italy: governement and banca intesa

just to inform you that i have started a process of approaching the italian government together with some other people/organizations as they want to explore ways and methodologies to "listen to citiznes and stakeholders"

on the other side i am meeting with banca intesa friend ..he is now in charge of the bank in Ukraine and can understand if in any way the bank can be interested in supporting ER in some eastern countries.

if for both preliminary opprotunities " you have something to suggest to show and see....let me know

ciao

Spot the Future funnel website started

A little update: I just configured the DNS stuff and Squarespace account for the funnel website, that we agreed to host on Squarespace. You can go in and add the intro content, mission briefs incl. translations already.

The site is not publicly visible because it is in trial mode – not bad before launching it on Apr 1st anyway. We have to make sure to upgrade it to a paid account within the next 14 days (via the bottom left button of the Squarespace config interface). Else, all the content would be deleted again by Squarespace.

ONU in Milan . acting a lot about digital development in Africa .-for very practical problems

for other reason i met the president of http://www.occam.org/ he is italian, based in milan. now for one month in NY. very intellectual person but with a great concern about the role of technologies and network of people in africa and south america...can be interesting to involve them in some specific project? i am meeting him back after new york in may.. keep this in mind

Summary of Week #4

Hi all,

This has been a full week in terms of reporting and agreeing with each UNDP office on what the steps forward are. It's not exactly where we could have been doing by now (especially in terms of country engagement), had it not been for the delays which if needed we'll capitalize on later. All in all it's going well and everyone is willing to learn, which is key.

telecom csr situation (opportunity)

Here is the sum up of Telecom CSR strategy and needs. Possible to make an offer fitting it totally or partially? Let’s try. 1. Csr reports to CEO and President. President has been nominated yesterday. So within 3-4 weeks they should submit a plan for approval. 2. People in the team are not CSR experts. They are studying now. Anycase they are a communication team. So their role is to promote telecom brand on csr. 3. Csr means above all a way to include all kind of stakeholders (colleagues, suppliers..finance, academic, media and so on) within company action and strategy.

matera...

maybe sounds obvious for the local people..but sometimes..something shuld eb said about the obvious staff. are eni and shell involved in funding? they have big investment in basilicata and as they are both clients for me. i know they have a lot of intersted in supporting "culture"

Request for Proposal

This document contains a detailed description of the requirements that need to be fulfilled for the proposal to be complete. Includes the list of deliverables, a timeline for delivery, a timeline for payments, the criteria for assessing the proposal, and a form for submitting the proposal. 

To be read preferably after the TOR document. It was downloaded from the UNDP procurement website on 28th December 2013 (link). 

Proposed methodology


The Service Provider must describe how it will address/deliver the demands of the RFP; providing a detailed description of the essential performance characteristics, reporting conditions and quality assurance mechanisms that will be put in place, while demonstrating that the proposed methodology will be appropriate to the local conditions and context of the work.

Concept

In deliverable 1 we will provide a detailed activity plan based on the following principles: