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Donors and economic model

Project donors

  • 2013-2016: implementation of phase 2 begins thanks to funding from the French Development Agency (AFD), the Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF), and Rhône-Alpes Regional Council and participation in programmes like the Google Summer of Code. 65% of the budget for Phase 2 is covered and we are looking for other financial partners.
  • 2011-2012: the Rhône-Alpes region and the participation to the Google Summer of Code 2012 programme support the needs assessment for the project phase 2 and the development of the new version 1.2 which has been released in 2013.
  • 2010-2011: DG ECHO, the Catalan Agency for Development Cooperation (ACCD), Ile-de-France region, Rhône-Alpes region, Fondation pour le Progrès de l’Homme and the members of the Steering Cooperative allow development of the software to begin.
  • 2008-2010: the initial needs assessment was made possible thanks to funding from the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and the French Development Agency.

Sigmah was built on the basis of ActivityInfo and the Dynamic Compas which were funded respectively by UNICEF in the Democratic Republic of Congo and DG ECHO.

Sigmah's economic model

The Sigmah project is based on an economic model which aims to guarantee both its sustainablilty and its development. The model works on three funding levels:

1 - The major steps in the project's development are made possible through
external funding
=> The development costs of this shared asset are kept to a minimum for the user organisations.

2 - Professional technical support can be given by private service-providers involed
in the development of the software from the beginning
. The software's economic model does however ensure that any changes or corrections made by the technical support team
must be shared with all members, thereby contributing to the evolution of Sigmah as a shared asset.
=> The tool can be used sustainably and independently by each organization and their using
of the software also contributes to improving this shared asset.

3 - The durability and survival of the project is based on the involvement (in terms of financial and human resources) of the Steering Cooperative. Each member organisation contributes financially to a platform to maintain the collaborative development of the software, whether or not outside funding is received.
=> This model guarantees the fundamental sustainability of this collaborative project.

  Video part of Sigmah Launch Conference 2011

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