|* Manchester Business School|
|* 4 November, 2010|
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The 2010 Conference is the first conference of coprodnet, a new interdisciplinary academic research network on co-production. It is a co-produced conference, which means that we're open to suggestions to improve and develop the format and the content of the conference. If you have an idea or would like to do something then you can add it below, or raise it on the talk page, or contact us. The conference format is below.
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Welcome (9.30 - 9.50)
Welcome, housekeeping, explanation of the day and introducing Coprodnet
Session one - Co-production explained (9.50 - 11.00)
Keynote 1: David Boyle (New Economics Foundation) - The case for co-production in the UK.
David Boyle is a fellow of the New Economics Foundation, the pioneering think-tank in London, and has been at the heart of the effort to introduce time banks to Britain as a critical element of public service reform - since when the movement has grown to more than 100 projects in the UK.
Read more about David here.
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Keynote 2: Dr. Diana Mitlin (IDPM & IIED, University of Manchester) with special guests Sekai Catherine Chiremba and Davious Muvindi (Zimbabwe Homeless People's Federation) - Co-production in developing contexts.
Diana Mitlin's research engages with poverty, inequality, exclusion and injustice within towns and cities of the Global South. Her specific research interests are urban community development, urban poverty, urban poverty reduction strategies, NGOs (management and organizational issues), civil society, participatory governance.
Read more about Diana here.
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Sekai Catherine Chiremba is a National Coordinator of the Zimbabwe Homeless Peoples' Federation, a network movement of the urban poor and homeless. Sekai was born in the rural village of Mutasa in Eastern Zimbabwe. Sekai has a flair for speaking to city authorities and her community has used her to argue the case of homeless communities. She has assisted groups negotiate for secure tenure and currently leads the movement's technical component where she is responsible for the general oversight of all the building projects that the federation is currently undertaking. Sekai has participated in numerous SDI organized international exchanges in the Southern African region and Asia. She has spoken at international forums such as the World Urban Forum. More recently as part of a new initiative with the University of Zimbabwe, Sekai has led the facilitation of academic seminars for Masters' students of Urban Planning on a course on strategies employed by the urban poor to secure housing and tenure in cities in Zimbabwe.
Davious Muvindi is a National Coordinator of the Zimbabwe Homeless People's Federation. Davious has participated in numerous SDI organized international exchanges in the Southern African region and Asia and Latin America. He has spoken at international forums such as the World Urban Forum addressing the UNDP World Bank High Level Commission on the Legal Empowerment of the Poor at the 2006 World Urban Forum. He has led the Federation at various events in which they have sort to present their perspectives and experiences to their own government and other governments particularly in Southern Africa.
This session will be chaired by Prof. Colin Talbot (MBS). Colin Talbot's main area of expertise in is public services and public management reform. He has recently completed major international comparative studies on the creation of arms-length agencies (for the UK government and ESRC); of the use of performance reporting systems (for the National Audit Office); and of budget participation and scrutiny systems (for the Scottish Parliament). Read more about Colin here.
Coffee break (11.00 - 11.15)
Session two - Open session (11.15 - 12.30)
Open session (11.15 - 12.00) Members of the audience are invited to ‘host’ discussions in break out groups on topics of their choice.
Open session plenary (12.00 - 12.30): Those who hosted the discussions report back to the group, including short discussion to frame key issues for the day.
Lunch (12.30 - 1.30)
Session three - Co-production showcase (1.30 - 3.00)
Co-production is an emerging research focus in public services and business in the UK. The term is widely applicable but there is a lack of awareness across the breadth of the humanities. So we are going to stage a co-production showcase to demonstrate the many and varied applications of co-production. Academics and practitioners will present their co-production related work during the showcase session.
Track one: Co-producing with vulnerable or marginalised groups.
- Contributions from the margins: How people with intellectual disabilities engage in Higher Education activities - Martin Bollard (Coventry University, University of Warwick Download PowerPoint
- Co-producing welfare-to-work? Separating good from bad co-production in services for the unemployed/disabled - Ben Baumberg (London School of Economics) Download PowerPoint
- Limits of co-production in infrastructure service delivery; the case of Windhoek, Namibia - Beth Chitekwe-Biti (University of Manchester)
- Tentative beginnings of 21st century co-operative learning communities. - Phil Arnold (Reddish Vale Co-operative Trust Stockport) Download PowerPoint
- Chair - Harriet Rowley (University of Manchester)
Track two: Co-producing community capabilities.
- Who is “they?” What New Orleans’ neighbourhood associations can tell us about collective coproduction. - Stephen Danley (Oxford University, University of Pennsylvania) Download PowerPoint
- The co-production of sustainability and resilience in a northern mill town - James Duggan (University of Manchester) Download PowerPoint
- Making Co-production Work: insights from social network analysis - Julia Panther (Durham University)
- Analysis of the Carbon Management Challenges in UK universities using co-production - Dr. Babis Theodoulidis, David Diaz, and Mohamed Zaki (University of Manchester) Download PowerPoint
- Capable Communities - Jenni Viitanen (IPPR north) Download PowerPoint
- Chair - Melanie Lombard (University of Manchester)
Track three: Crossing 'divides' in co-production.
- Connecting communities: Community Engagement and the Big Society at MMU - Dr. Annabel Kiernan (Manchester Metropolitan University) Download PowerPoint
- Using student voice to co-produce more equitable school systems - Sue Goldrick (University of Manchester) Download PowerPoint
- Gap Mapping: a methodology for exploring stakeholder involvement in co-production - Dr Qin Han (Design Generalist)
- Conflict in medical co-production: The challenge of combining professional and lay perspectives - John Owens (King's College London)
- Synthetic Vernaculars: The co-production of architecture - Ambrose Gillick (University of Manchester)
- Chair - Paola Michialino (Newcastle University)
Workshop: How to measure the impact and value of coproduction – coproduced insights - Francesca Cignola (NESTA) and Julia Slay (nef)
NESTA and nef are hosting a workshop where delegates are invited to co-produce a solution to the problem “how do we measure the impact and value of co-production?” This will be an interactive session aiming to build on delegates’ experience of co-production in public services; their understanding of commissioning and reporting mechanisms and their academic knowledge of measurement tools and processes, in order to generate insights on the most appropriate ways of capturing and communicating the value of co-production across different sectors.
Coffee break (3.00 - 3.15)
Session four - Plenary (3.15 - 4.15)
Chairs feed back from discussions (3.15 - 3.45)
Open discussion (3.45 - 4.15)
Final Keynote (4.15 - 4.35)
Dr. Susan Maddock (MBS, Institute for Innovation) - Closing remarks.
Su Maddck is Senior Fellow within the MBS Institute for Innovation Research and a Visiting Professor in knowledge exchange at the University of the West of England (UWE). She was until May 2010 Director of the Whitehall Innovation Hub and before that Director of the Manchester Business School Change Centre. She will present on the forthcoming study ‘An Innovation in Mental Health: Recovery Begins with Hope’ (National School of Government, NESTA and MBS).
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Networking Event (4.35 - 6.00)
Participants are invited to a ‘cheese and wine’ networking event where they can discuss any ongoing work or plans with other attendees. If you would like host a stall or informal discussion please email us at James.Duggan@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk.
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