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Meeting with SEWA for governance tool

  • Mohit - owner of Communication Bulls
    • Working with SEWA for 4-4.5 years
  • Salonie: Business analytics / governance tool
    • Mohit has been working on this for now
    • It has a login and password for coops, where they enter their data month to month, which gives them very simple bus analytics
    • Helps them develop their business plans
    • Envision as a gov tool, maybe a communication tool going forward as well
  • Mohit: 
    • There’s a form everyone Is supposed to fill out
    • All of the database and be exported in a way that can be used for analytics
  • Salonie:
    • We want to figure out how to make these analytics available visually, make it simpler for them to digest the information
  • Mohit:
    • All the data is available in the back-end, based on that we can provide the analytics
  • Salonie:
    • Maybe real time [cut out]
    • Where we are hoping you to come in
    • Help us envision this platform - two way communication portal
    • I have trouble visualizing how that would happen on the portal
    • Also, this is something we discussed briefly at the federation, sector-specific, how can we bring in design (artisans), other services (e.g. cleaning work) onto our platform - connect them to customers
  • Dana - can you say more about that?
    • For example, we’ve been talking about our coop
    • The work we’ve been doing is linking consumers to artisans directly - that’s been the role of federation
    • How do we take that online?
    • How do we take our artisans and customers linked directly? Take that online
    • Bring them on sector wise in a more interactive way - to develop their business

    • I’m not sure if that’s something Mohit will be… we haven’t talked about this with Mohit, we’ve only talked about BA
    • But that’s the vision moving forward with this platform
    • Starting with this is just to get them familiar with it
  • Dana:
    • In this data analytics, and pulling data from the database and visualizing it in some way… I guess we want to figure out how we can support the work Mohit is doing
    • Mohit, how do you think we can support?
  • Mohit
    • Basically, we’re uploading content that has been provided
    • For the best of my knowledge, this should be completed in the next 10 working days
    • Back end will be available at that time
    • Once that’s up and running, we can have a look together at the system
    • You can have a look right now, but the visual presentation - it needs [inaudible]
  • Dana:
    • What I heard is.. once you have a demo, that we’ll take a look at it and give you feedback on how its functioning
    • Will that include data vis? Yes
    • Once you have something, you’ll share with us and we can give you feedback on that?
    • I can populate with real data so it’s easy to understand
    • Within a day or two I can share things that have happened already
  • Salonie
    • It would be great if you folks can think more about the sector specific services
    • I’m very lost when it comes to how to translate digitally
  • Dana
    • OK, so this is the communication between the artisan and consumer
    • Looking for features and some designs of the UI?
  • Mohit
    • What kind of designing are we talking about?
  • Dana
    • How much input do you want from us?
    • You have the form, there are things we can do to make the form more usable
  • Salonie
    • Have a look at it, and identify how much work needs to happen on the interface
  • using PHP and wordpress! Good!
  • Ned - building tools as part of a larger labour platform - how can they work well with other tools
  • Scalability of the system? Any major developments in any other language
  • Open to working with different tools in different languages
  • APIs that can talk to each other
  • Another tool in a another language ok, as long as it can communicate through API
  • Ned not concerned about that aspect of it
  • Mohit - no questions yet for now 

  

Actionables:

  • IDRC to look at form to see how much work needs to happen on the UI
  • Mohit to email some of his work to us next Monday, we can set up a meeting the following week to walk through it
  • IDRC to think about how the communication between artisan and consumer can happen - maybe we can pull some sketches of the marketing tool?

 

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