Capacity Project Informatics Director Certified in Enterprise Architecture

Capacity Project's Informatics Director and HRIS Team lead, Dykki Settle, was recently certified as an Enterprise Architect, after completing an invitational TOGAF 8 training course offered by WHO's Health Metrics Network secretariat.  Enterprise Architecture refers to how an information system is organized, the relationship of its data components, and the principles governing its design and evolution. TOGAF stands for The Open Group Architectural Framework and is, as stated on their website, a detailed method and supporting tools for developing an enterprise architecture that can be used freely by any organization.

This training and subsequent collaboration builds on the Project's comprehensive HR information system (HRIS) strengthening process and contributes directly to integrating the Project's HRIS strengthening work with broader health information system (HIS) strengthening activities, while adhering to a common national HIS Architecture Framework.  Integrating siloed information systems with strengthening activities continues to be an essential part of the Project's global partnering and sustainability effort.

Mark Landry, Senior Informatics Specialist of the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) and Lead for the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) HMIS Technical Working Group, emphasized the significance of Settle’s achievement, “Enterprise Architecture is an important part of bringing comprehensive planning and discipline to health systems strengthening.  As far as I know, Dykki’s TOGAF certification makes him the first certified Enterprise Architect among any of the USAID Cooperative Agreements.”