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Management Response and Action Plan Follow-up

Report Recommendations Deliverables Completion Date Status Update Description of Progress
Planned Adjusted Actual

1. The Interdepartmental Steering Committee take the opportunity of the recommendation of the Government of Canada and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to not proceed with the Pilot Scale Manufacturing Capacity for Clinical Trial Lots component to re-examine the nature and scope of the Initiative and, as individual departments/ agencies, to re-examine their commitments to, and roles in, the Initiative, as well as the role of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Decision regarding nature and scope of the Initiative, and the roles of the individual departments/agencies and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

December 2010 – June 2011

 

August 2010

Completed

In July 2010, at the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria, the Government of Canada and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation renewed their commitment of up to $139 million to implement the CHVI.

The Government of Canada and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are supporting the establishment of a new CHVI Research and Development Alliance.

The CHVI Research and Development Alliance is a network in Canada that brings together leading researchers from the public and private sectors, as well as the international community, to develop innovative solutions to the challenges facing HIV vaccine development.

An Advisory Board will provide oversight and governance to the Alliance At the heart of the Alliance is the Alliance Coordinating Office, which will focus on building and sustaining the Alliance, advising the Government of Canada and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on research gaps, prospecting innovative proposals to respond to identified gaps and promoting synergy between Alliance members.

2. The Interdepartmental Steering Committee seek an extension to the Initiative beyond 2012/13, ensuring that there is sufficient flexibility in the Initiative to allow it to remain consistent over time with the global efforts to achieve an HIV vaccine.

Decision regarding an extension of the CHVI

December 2010

 

August 2010

Completed

An extension of the CHVI has been granted until March 31, 2017.

3. As part of the re-examination of the nature and scope of the Initiative, the Interdepartmental Steering Committee identify clear expectations and timelines with respect to the delivery responsibilities of the participating departments/ agencies in order to overcome the factors that have contributed to the delays to date in the Initiative.

Action plan

December 2010

 

August 2010

Completed

A strengthened governance structure (Advisory Board) is now in place which will provide strategic oversight of the implementation of the renewed CHVI.

4. The Interdepartmental Steering Committee put in place measures to communicate effectively with external stakeholders, through both the CHVI website and clear messaging from the participating departments/ agencies.

Communications Engagement Strategy

December 2010

March 2011

 

In progress

A revised Communications Strategy is currently in development to reflect the renewed CHVI and to ensure effective communications with external stakeholders.

5. The Interdepartmental Steering Committee re-examine the structure of the CHVI governing bodies, notably the Interdepartmental Steering Committee, to ensure that there is adequate authority and capacity to provide the necessary interdepartmental leadership.

Revised Governance Structure

December 2010

 

August 2010

Completed

A strengthened governance structure (Advisory Board) is now in place which will provide strategic oversight of the implementation of the renewed CHVI.

6. The Secretariat, working with the program-level Interdepartmental Committee, review the existing RMAF/RBAF to ensure that it remains relevant and clearly identifies departments/ agencies responsibilities for all components to the outcomes; and ensure that the RMAF/RBAF is implemented to provide sufficient data for the next evaluation.

Revised performance measurement framework

March 2011

 

March 2011

In progress

A revised performance measurement framework is currently in development to reflect the renewed CHVI and to enable improved performance measurement of the CHVI.