Focus Group Initiatives
The Focus Group Initiative (FGI) is one of the two regular APMP programmes that fund APMP projects to establish and improve sustainable metrological infrastructure in the Asia-Pacific region. APMP projects assist member institutes in promoting science innovation, increasing technical capacities, and meeting stakeholders' demands through technical collaboration and resource sharing.
The idea of FGs was originally proposed at the 2014 APMP Directors' Workshop and approved by APMP members at the 30th APMP GA in 2014. The main tasks of a FG is "to survey regional and national capabilities and measurement issues and needs" in the focus area and "to determine how APMP can respond to the issues and needs". APMP at its 31st GA decided to fund FGI projects as a means of fulfilling FGs' tasks.
For more information of application and evaluation of TCI projects, please refer to here.