In the framework of Gavi-sponsored business feasibility study (BFS) project which is designed and implemented by GaneshAID, a stakeholder mapping workshop was organized on 12 June 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. The workshop is one of the stakeholder mapping activities in Thailand. This is the first workshop in a range of stakeholder mapping workshops in the six candidate countries to establish Regional Asia Pacific Centres of Excellence.
The workshop aimed at presenting the key findings of the stakeholder mapping conducted in the country. It was the effort of GaneshAID team, national field investigator in Thailand under the support from the BFS Project Advisory Group members who come from Gavi Secretariat, UNICEF and WHO.
The workshop welcomed representatives from different stakeholders including Thailand Ministry of Health, private sector and especially three possible hosts of RACE including National Vaccine Institute, Healthcare Supply Chain Excellence Centre/Centre of Logistics Management, Faculty of Engineering, Madihol University, and Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Association of Thailand.
The workshop included 6 presentations that provided participants with understanding of the RACE concept, the preliminary key findings of the BFS, results from the stakeholder mapping activity in Thailand, and particularly sharing from three possible hosts about their added value and required investment for hosting a RACE.
The RACE model in Thailand and business scenarios were discussed among participants in the workshop. Report of this workshop will be prepared by the national field investigator as an evidence for the final report of the BFS project.