These multi-stakeholder Learning Forums are the main way through which local CSO partners builds partnerships between CSOs, the local government, media, and the private sector, support the capacity for citizens to exercise their democratic authority over public matters, and strengthen government accountability and communal tolerance During the week of May 17-21, MADANI collaborated with SATUNAMA, one of Indonesia’s oldest and most well-known civil society resource organizations, to provide online training to MADANI partners in the target 32 districts. More than 140 participants joined the week-long training, recruited from MADANI Lead Partners and Learning Forum members. The topics included how to initiate and maintain relationships within a multi-stakeholder forum; understanding what types of coalitions and forum that have been effective and sustainable in Indonesia; managing dynamics and conflicts in multi-stakeholder forums; and how multi-stakeholder coalitions and forum best can engage with local policy-making. This classroom training will be followed in June with one-day in-person mentoring and coaching by SATUNAMA staff in each of the 32 districts, focusing on the specific needs of the Learning Forum in each district. Later in July and August, MADANI will also provide technical assistance through YAPPIKA-ActionAid on how to improve the advocacy capacity of Lead Partner and Learning Forums.
Capacity Building for Local CSOs to Manage Multi-stakeholder Forums and Build Partnerships with Local Government and the Private Sector
Through its capacity-building and collaborative governance approach, MADANI contributes to strengthening government accountability and communal tolerance through establishing “Learning Forums” in each of MADANI’s 32 target districts in in the provinces of Banten, East Java, South Sulawesi, West Kalimantan, West Java and Central Java.