Activity 3.1 and 3.2 involved engaging end-user organisations to the project, carrying out market research, interviewing decision-making organizations and presenting a demo of the dashboard. We’ve placed all these tasks under “Stakeholder engagement”.

The approach for the stakeholder engagement required flexibility and timing from our side, due to the decline in urgency of a COVID-19 dashboard by Q3/4 of 2021. By this time multiple dashboards were already operational globally (see the Chapter about Existing Databases) and most stakeholders agreed that enthusiasm for “another dashboard” was lacking, unless it brought more valuable insight to the forefront. For this same reason, the search for an end-user posed quite a challenge as well.