RIICE Roadmap 2016


Key decisions that have to be taken, as agreed in the SC or in intermediate communications are listed here

SDC- GIZ Alignment on RIICE+ scope

July 1, 2016 - Approx. October 31, 2016

Including a strategic workshop of both (as well as numerous internal milestones not liste here, obviously)

Swiss Re Onboarding Vietnam

July 1, 2016 - Approx. August 31, 2016

Including Technical Due Diligence & Bilateral exchanges with AllianzRe

NEW COUNTRIES: Criteria list to be signed off

July 15, 2016

List will be shared shortly

PHILIPPINES: 1st Break-up point for pursuing RIICE in the Philippines

August 1, 2016

Final date to object to PMO proposal to pause RIICE Philippines. A resumption is subject to a scope definition of RIICE+. If RIICE Philippines is not resumed, partners need to be informed

THAILAND: Break-up point of multi-party LoA and change to bilateral LoA

August 26, 2016

Need to be able to remunerate TRD until September 15 to ensure that relevant field work is being conducted post-September 2016 (the end of the budgetary year)

RIICE+ Set-up

January 26, 2017

During global SC in Los Banos

Steering and Strategic Management Events

Global and National Steering Committee Meetings or similar events are listed

Local Steering Committee Meeting Vietnam

September 21, 2016

Including Stakeholder Workshop and Insurance Technical Team meeting on the same day or prior to it

Local Steering Committee Meeting Cambodia

September 23, 2016

Followed by 1-on-1 meeting with the DG

RIICE Manager Meeting

Approx. November 29, 2016 - Approx. December 2, 2016

Precise date (week) and place (Bangkok?) to be confirmed

Advisory Board Odisha

Approx. January 3, 2017

Presentation of first season results and decision on insurance scope inclusion

Global Steering Committee Meeting

January 25, 2017 - January 27, 2017

In Los Banos at IRRI

Operational Milestones

Only key outreach-related milestones are listed here and not ongoing activities such as monitoring the relevant seasons, issuing the products and releasing the Bulletins

Operational Manual development

July 1, 2016 - Approx. August 31, 2016

Write-up of the operational manual (version 1.0.) that contains all key protocols (particular field work) and that will form a backbone of the product catalogue

RIICE JV Biz Plan Developm

July 1, 2016 - Approx. August 31, 2016

Development of Sarmap/IRRI basic business plan (first without external help). This includes in particular the product catalogue

Operational Kick-Off Odisha

Approx. July 12, 2016 - Approx. July 13, 2016

Participation of Sarmap. GIZ participation postponed to 01/2017 when results of remote sensing will be presented.

CAMBODIA: Rice Ecosystem and WebGIS training (IRRI)

July 17, 2016 - July 23, 2016

Operational Insurance Kick-Off Tamil Nadu

Approx. July 27, 2016 - Approx. July 28, 2016

Outreach and training to tender-winning insurance company as well as training of DA officials (can be two separate dates)

RIICE Database update I (Metadatasheet and Indicatorsheet integration)

July 31, 2016

IRRI to perform this "quick fix", integrating the results of the official RIICE Database (called "indicator sheet") into the Meta-Datasheet that is only capturing the most important indicators only (like yield estimates vs. CCEs). 2. Comparison method of RIICE yields against CCEs/Official yields (called "agreement") as well as applying Stephan's method on generating district-level yield results.

RIICE Database Update II (Designing a database management system

October 3, 2016 - December 30, 2016

Upgrading current xls-based system to a database system (e.g. Access). There is a dependency on the post-RIICE set-up and access rights should be investigated.

CAMBODIA: SAR&Yield Problem Solving Training

October 9, 2016 - October 15, 2016

VIETNAM: SAR&Yield Problem Solving Training

October 23, 2016 - October 29, 2016

Final date to be decided

TAMIL NADU: Mid-Season Yield Forecast Training

November 20, 2016 - November 25, 2016

Fra & Tri to hold the training that might take place in Los Banos rather than at Coimbatore

Administrative Milestones

A reminder list of important joint administrative milestones

Deadline for financial reporting 1st Semester

July 15, 2016

Deadline for financial reporting 2016

January 20, 2017

This is the internal project deadline. Hand-in deadline for SDC is on Jan 31st