Partners launch the project Capacity Building Programme in Iceland

The partnership held a practical session based on the use and benefits of GIS for enhanced public services.


Hosted by the Association of Municipalities of South Iceland (SASS), INNOCAP, or 'Building public sector innovation capacity', project partners have met in Hveragerdi, on the 19 and 20 September, to review project's progress and launch the Capacity Building Programme to deliver more innovative public services.

This second project physical meeting has served to start the delivery of the INNOCAP Capacity Building Programme, that is led by the Insight Centre - University of Galway (Ireland). The first session focused on the use and benefits of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) since it is one of the main priorities identified within the needs analysis carried out with the partners previously in the project. Donegal County Council (Ireland) and Ruralia Institute - University of Helsinki (Finland) partners, due to their experience in the use of Geographic Information System (GIS), served as example and assisted the rest of the partners with questions on problem identification, financial development, feasibility of their ideas, monitoring data collection...

Before the end of the meeting, INNOCAP project partners got into action through the design thinking methodology. The session was guided by partners from the Insight Centre, who wanted to understand the success of the capacity building session held during the day.

This Capacity Building Programme is making use of the work carried out in the first semester of the project, where a complete 'Need Analysis' has been made along with the identification and initial experimentation of the disruptive innovations available in the INNOCAP partner regions.

Whats's next?
During the next months, partners and stakeholders will participate in more capacity building sessions led by Insight Centre. This will prepare them to lead the implementation 4 pilots expected to engage with 120 users of the services developed.