South African and French. Post Masters Degree in Political Studies specialising in public service administration (Aix en Provence, 1992).
1994: Manager in the French Department of Public Works, Transportation, Housing and Tourism, from 1996 to 1999 responsible between for bilateral cooperation with African and Middle Eastern countries. Since 2002:…
Annelien provides administrative, management and content support to Mesopartner. Her main tasks involve organising events such as the Summer Academy in Berlin, maintaining the website, managing the client database and customer communication. She manages Mesopartner Africa and provides project implementation support to several projects. Her background…
Meso Assessment Framework
The Compass of Local Competitiveness
The Hexagon of Local Economic Development
Regional Economic Potential Analysis
Mesopartner has developed or co-developed a number of methods and tools that are widely used by territorial development practitioners.
If you would like to engage us on this topic, email Christian Schoen or Dr Shawn Cunningham
Competitiveness is based on innovation. Any company that wants to thrive in a globalised economy has to constantly innovate. Innovation is shaped by the structure and the pattern of interaction in an innovation system. Innovation systems have a territorial dimension. Any location that wants…
The Hexagon is a framework to organise LED training events. It organises the key issues in territorial development around six triangles. Moreover, it is the basis of a number of formats for quick workshops to clarify local stakeholders' perspective at LED.
The Hexagon is the sum of six triangles:
The target group of LED: Local firms, start-ups, and external investors Locational factors:…
Compass Pocket Guide for facilitators
The Compass, which is an evolution from the Balanced Scorecard approach, is a participatory method that combines strategising, action planning and monitoring. It is a robust method, and its use is not limited to territorial development. The efficiency of the method makes it particularly appealing to business people…
In an article from 2008, Christian Schoen introduced the Regional Economic Potential Analysis. To explore the differences between the Mesopartner and other traditional potential analysis approaches, he provides an overview of the existing methodologies to identify potentials of local, regional and national industries and subsectors. He explains the need to introduce a…
CALIDENA website CALIDENA handbook
CALIDENA is a participatory methodology developed and implemented by the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) and Mesopartner to stimulate quality in value chains (VC) and aims to systematically and sustainably support the improvement of the national quality infrastructure (NQI) in developing and transformation…