The PACA Business ModelRevised version, September 2004 Jörg Meyer-Stamer email@example.com
Development and refinement of highly effective mini- workshop formats and other diagnostic tools Documentation and codification of PACA process = facilitate transfer and training Scanning of international good practice Execution and evaluation of PACA Projects worldwide Scanning of research / academic literature on territorial development and upgrading Key elements of PACA: The product and its evolution Territorial upgrading Territorial change management
Dissemination strategy for PACA • Training of specialized consultants and local actors • in developing countries • in transformation countries • in industrialised countries • so far by mesopartner network • Execution of PACAs by mesopartner network in new settings • to adjust methodology • to develop new formats • to develop new markets • Creation of and support for a Community of Practice
Local government and other LED customers on the ground LED consultants in various countries PACA Community of Practice Key donor projects Technical Assistance Agencies / Donors Other top level agencies Who is involved in PACA? mesopartner network
Skills: Individuals who have participated in a Basic PACA Training have conducted at least two PACA Exercises the first with support / coaching from an experienced PACA Consultant participate in PACA Follow-up Training Courses Behaviour: Individuals who apply PACA regularly communicate experiences with and results of PACA Exercises to mesopartner to contribute to PACA knowledge pool Who may become a member of the PACA Community of Practice?
Basic membership: Access to password-protected section of PACA Website updated manuals new Mini-workshop formats PACA presentations original exercise presentations case studies PACA Flash chat documentation LED library Premium membership: everything mentioned in the left column advertised as provider on the public PACA Website invited to participate actively in mesopartner web events 36 hour response to e-mail requests only for practitioners with repeated successful PACA experiences What’s the deal? € 180 € 90
The emerging worldwide PACA Community of Practice Serbia Bosnia-Herzegovina MontenegroMacedonia Albania Dom. Republic Nicaragua Ecuador Colombia Peru Bolivia Brazil Chile Guatemala Thailand Indonesia Sri Lanka Armenia Vietnam Nepal South Africa Namibia Benin Mozambique Ghana
What is the role of the mesopartner network? • Execute PACA Training and Follow-up Training • Execute few, strategic, innovative PACA Exercises • Support the PACA Community of Practice • subscription-based, password-protected Website • regularly updated manuals, checklists, format instructions • regularly updated PACA presentation files • case-studies, videos, photos etc. • authentic PACA presentations • knowledge-sharing / discussion groups • lots of dynamic content • distance support (e-mail, chat, phone) • newsletter • Quality management of PACA
Typical questions:How can you secure the quality and integrity of PACA? • You can’t really, at least not at large. • You can within the Community of Practice: • constant exchange on advances in method • systematic documentation • ongoing training • For potential customers, the PACA website indicates PACA Consultants who offer good quality. • If customers want to go for cheap and bad copies, we can’t help that.
Typical questions: How can you secure the intellectual property rights to PACA? • PACA is a registered trade-mark in the EU and South Africa. • Rather than pursuing a defensive approach, we opt for an offensive approach: • continuous upgrading of the method • a service-driven Community of Practice model • advertising of experienced PACA Consultants to potential customers • Core idea: Membership in the COP offers value for money -- there is no point in coming up with a cheap copy.