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20100410 Plm Epm Foundation Partnerships

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  • 1. The value of multi-stakeholder partnershipsPublic Libraries Network – Medellín, Colombia
    PLM
    Helsinki, Finland
    April 12 – 16, 2010
  • 2. BackgroundInformation
  • 3. BackgroundInformation
    The Network is a program managed by EPM Foundation – ATLA 2009 Recipient
    Initiated in 2006 (public – private partnership)
    Other partners joined later
    34 Libraries located in the 10 municipalities of the metropolitan area
    22 in Medellín
    12 in the surrounding municipalities
  • 4. Partnerships
    We believe in …. Multi-Stakeholder partnerships
    Each type of organization has something to share and learn:
    Public
    Private
    Academic
    NGO / Social
  • 5. Governance
    Day-to-day project operations - Fundación EPM
    Operational committee and team
    Strategic Committee with representatives of all partners
    “Thinking” Committee – for the ATLA Award
  • 6. Examples
  • 7. PrivatePartners
    Fundación EPM
    Manages the project and the relationship with all partners.
    Microsoft:
    Software and training programs
    IBM
    English software
  • 8. PublicPartners
    EPM (EmpresasPúblicas de Medellín)
    Financial resources. Support in project implementation (broadband internet access). Support culture and ICT projects.
    BPP (Biblioteca Publica Piloto)
    KNOWLEDGE. Central node of the network.
    Digital Medellín
    Hosts the portal – www.reddebibliotecas.org.co
  • 9. PublicPartners
    Area Metropolitana del Valle de Aburrá
    Financial resources. Precedes the Strategic Committee.
    Mayorship of Medellín
    Leads the city’s transformation not only in culture but in education, builds Library Parks, supports libraries in the city.
    UNE – Telecommunications
    Financial resources
  • 10. Academia Partners
    Various universities such as EIA Escuela de Ingeniería de Antioquia, ITM and Tecnológico de Antioquia
    Train librarians and users
    Students serving social hours or internships
    Universidad EAFIT
    Impact assessment
    Universidad de Antioquia
    Heritage Project
  • 11. NGO / Social Partners
    “Cajas de Compensación Familiar” – Comfama and Comfenalco
    Contents, methodologies, management of Library Parks
    Makaia
    ICT training for users using computers and internet access in the libraries. Support from ICT Ministry.
  • 12. Lessons
  • 13. Benefits
    More stability
    Long term vision
    Leverage other support - in cash or in-kind.
    It´s all about sharing: Risks…but also Benefit
    Impact in public policies
  • 14. Critical Success Factors
    Partners are empowered
    Partners see the benefit, a way to achieve important social goals.
    Governance instances serve as meeting and collaboration opportunity for all the partners.
    Multi-stakeholder partnerships
  • 15. Challenges
    To ensure the financial sustainability of the project … with the partners
    To “mediate” different interests
    To have a more strategic approach to partnerships – getting there…
  • 16. Thankyou!!!
    Catalina Escobar