About the Digital Convergence Initiative
The Digital Convergence Initiative (DCI) is a joint effort by USP2030 members, governments, development partners, civil society, and the private sector to support national social protection systems to advance meaningful data exchange via standards-based interoperability.
Interoperability in Action
Interoperability in Action is a DCI workshop series for the development and consensus building on standards for integrated social protection management information systems. This series brings together social protection practitioners and information technology experts from government agencies, private sector, open-source software solution providers and international organisations.
These workshops are a forum to exchange use cases, interfaces (API & data standards), and experiences regarding the interoperability of systems through the use case scenarios and technical demonstration in a controlled environment.
The workshops will be conducted virtually, with each session highlighting a specific system (e.g., ID, CRVS, Payment, Farmer, Disability, Social Registry etc.) interoperability capability scenario with Social Protection Management Information System (SP-MIS). Each session is designed to facilitate a deep dive into process, functional and technical aspects of interoperability between the systems.
Structure of the session
The seventh workshop in the series, will discuss some use cases of interoperability between Integrated Beneficiary Registry and SP-MIS systems, and demonstrate the Integration with SP-MIS. The demonstration will highlight the value of interoperability for delivering social protection programs.
The workshop will encourage open discussion and feedback on various aspects including use cases, data fields and technical interfaces (API). We also encourage inputs regarding availability of different vendors of open-source solutions, which can be used for interoperability of SP-MIS, Integrated Beneficiary Registry, thus enabling consensus building on standards.
Opening remarks: Veronika Wodsak, Social Protection Policy Specialist, ILO
Valentina Barca, Social Protection Expert, Independent Expert
Meme Shadrack, Principal Information Communication Technology Officer, National Social Protection Secretariat, Kenya
Ercan Dansuk, Senior Social Protection Specialist, General Directorate of Social Assistance, Ministry of Family and Social Services, Turkey
Ali Saip Demiröz, Head of Social Assistance Applications, General Directorate of Information Technologies, Ministry of Family and Social Services, Turkey
Verónica Achá-Alvarez, Head of Social Information Analysis Department, Ministry of Social Development and Family, Chile
Moderator: Veronika Wodsak, Social Protection Policy Specialist, ILO
Closing remarks: Mohamed Almenfi, Social Protection Analyst, World Bank