The stakeholder mapping and baseline study will contribute to a comprehensive understanding of the programme stakeholders and the determination quantitatively and qualitatively the current situation in relation to the result areas and indicators of the programme at the inception phase.
The beneficiary of the EGEE-ICT programme is defined in the Programme documents. These stakeholders, however, are not adequately expressed in terms of profiles, status, and characteristics. It is important, therefore, that the programme carries out a stakeholder mapping which will help in understanding the key stakeholders of the programme, their needs and the benefits the programme can offer to them. Similarly, though the EGEE-ICT programme, indicators and targets are clearly defined in the programme Log frame, the baseline information are currently inadequate and not available in many result areas. It is therefore important that a baseline survey is carried out to capture and come up with baseline indicators for the programme and a composite index to monitor progress in the various RECs.
The information to be gathered under this assignment will help measure the programme’s achievements and outputs in the mid-term and at the end of the implementation. It will also help in building the consensus required to ensure greater acceptance and wider applicability of the programme results as well as accountability towards the stakeholders.