MADANI Learning Forum Brings Together Local CSOs in Sumedang
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.
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.