(This is the group that was considered to be on the "right" of the spectogram)
Structured /Managed Networking (Structuration et gestion du réseau)
Briefly describe the structure
We are thinking about a structured and managed multi-stakeholders network which facilitates innovative approaches based on a partnership approach in order to achieve its goals
You can think of it as a connected graph where autonomous projects, institutions, or individuals represent nodes that are connected to other nodes and to the hub/central node of the network.
Types of roles in structure
Coordination Body: Provides overall techincal, financial, and political leadership
Members: Responsible for creating, innovating, and doing the work
How can coordination be provided
Technical: Project is presented, idea evaluated, grouped with other projects if need be to achieve synergies, coordinate the allocation of tasks, manage online tools like wiki, email lists, ...etc.
Financial: are there resources to fund this project ? If not raise funds.
Political: Lobbying, forming interest groups to influence policy
How to make sure things move ahead
- Setting up a strategic plan
- Partnership approach
- Regular online meetings
- Regular status updates
How are decisions made
There are 5 types of decisions:
- Inter-projects level
- Project to coordinator
How does collaboration happen within the structure
In the spirit of partnership (Please see moving ahead)
A structure could exist within an existing instituion that provides it only institutional support while the tasks and roles are defined by the proposed structure which is accountable to itself.