MADANI Partner CSOs in South Sulawesi Provide Key Components to New Directives on Waste Management
As local civil society organizations (CSOs) continue to improve their credibility and collaboration, the government in Palopo City (South Sulawesi) has recognized their contribution to the promotion of community interests and local voices in municipal waste management innovations.
On July 14, 2022, the Palopo Government enacted a Circular Letter and a District Environment Office Decree to bolster the role of citizens in the handling of the city’s waste problems. MADANI’s partner CSO and multistakeholder forum contributed to drafting the orders by providing the main components of the community-based waste management strategy. The circular letter and decree demonstrate that the government in Palopo values CSOs, welcoming their participation in government-led development activities by contributing to policy formulation.