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MADANI Learning Forum Brings Together Local CSOs in Sumedang

Dec 3, 2022

The District of Sumedang (West Java) has more than 100 civil society organizations (CSOs); however, many of them work in silos, which limits their effectiveness.

Women participate in blood drive during CSO festival in Sumedang.

On November 27, 2022, USAID MADANI Learning Forum Insan Madani Sumedang organized the first-ever “CSO festival” in the district. The event aimed to strengthen collaboration among CSOs and with the local government and local businesses. Fifty-five CSOs participated in a town-hall style meeting and more than 800 people attended the festival, which included a talk show, blood drive, a public health drive, and local business kiosks. The event received a wide range of support, including public donations and contributions from the private sector.