20100410 Plm Epm Foundation Partnerships

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20100410 Plm Epm Foundation Partnerships

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

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