LED in post recovery disaster areas August 31, 2009

By:Ulrich Harmes-Liedtke

Economic Recovery introduces an economic dimension in the emergency response to disasters. Ulrich Harmes-Liedtke of mesopartner interviews ... more

LEDcast Natascha Walker on Facilitation, Part 2 July 10, 2009

By:Shawn Cunningham

This is the 2nd part of the interview between Shawn Cunningham and Natasha Walker on facilitation. more

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LEDcast Natascha Walker on Facilitation, Part 1 July 08, 2009

By:Shawn Cunningham

Shawn Cunningham interviews Natasha Walker on the essence of facilitation. During the conversation they share some practical tips and also agree ... more

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Category: Innovation

Innovation #1: What is innovation? November 29, 2008

Shawn and Jorg kick off a new LEDcast series on innovation. In the first episode they discuss some basic issues, such as: What is innovation, and how is it different from invention? more

Category: Case Studies

Cases #14: The evolution of carnival in Trinidad November 14, 2008

Clive Pegus tells Ulrich Harmes-Liedtke how the carnival in Trinidad is an important factor in the local economy, not only due to its growth and the tourism it attracts but also because it has spawned carnivals in other cities around the world. more

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Category: Tools

Tools #11: The Boston Matrix November 04, 2008

In another presentation from mesopartner's Africa Academy on LED, Colin Mitchell presents a variation of the Boston Matrix, a simple tool to investigate promising areas of specialisation for a given territory. more

Category: Tools

Tools #10: The Leaking Bucket October 25, 2008

In a presentation from mesopartner's Africa Academy on LED, Afia Darkwa-Amanor presents the Leaking Bucket, a tool that allows to leverage money and other resources that usually flow out of the local economy for local economic development. Afia is a Senior Advisor in the gtz-supported LRED program ... more

Category: Tools

Tools #9: Polarity management October 10, 2008

In a presentation from mesopartner's Africa Academy on LED, Shawn Cunningham presents the concept of polarity management, i.e. an approach to deal with opposing options to address a given issue in a constructive manner and avoiding extreme swings of a pendulum. more

Category: Tools

Tools #8: The Vegetable Garden: A practical way to explain the "enabling environment" October 03, 2008

In a recording from mesopartner's first Africa Academy on LED, Sonja Ende uses the metaphor of a vegetable garden to explain the principles of an enabling environment and to highlight the appropriate role of government in LED. more

Category: Concepts

Concept #9: Competition and competitiveness September 13, 2008

Shawn and Jorg discuss why some people are uncomfortable with the notion of competition, what the upside and downside of competition is, and how to become competitive. more

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Category: Case Studies

Cases #13: IBA See -- Conversion of a former open pit mining region August 29, 2008

Michael Feiler, project manager at IBA See, explains their experimental, innovation-focused approach to the conversion of a region that has been shaped by decades of open pit lignite mining. more

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Category: Concepts

Concept #8: Change management August 15, 2008

Jorg Meyer-Stamer and Grant McKenzie discuss what lessons Change Management has to offer for territorial development.  more

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Category: Case Studies

Cases #12: LED in Bosnia and Herzegovina August 01, 2008

Zdravko Miovcic, director of EDA - Development Agency, Banja Luka, shares experiences and lessons learnt in many years of doing LED in Bosnia and Herzegovina. more