USAID MADANI Workshop Strengthens Civil Society’s Ability to Create Effective Local Regulations on Inclusive Villages
Civil society actors in Luwu Utara (South Sulawesi) continue their efforts to ensure that village-owned entities are more accessible to their citizens. On March 13-14, USAID MADANI partner CSO Wallacea hosted a workshop on how to develop village regulations (Perdes) through a participatory approach.
Experts from MADANI’s provincial support partner Lembaga Studi Kebijakan Publik (LSKP) trained attendees on the participatory approach model and the importance of community involvement, regulatory frameworks, and how to identify policy enablers and vulnerable groups. Thirty-eight people, representing five village governments, the district planning and development agency, front line agencies, and the extended CSO network, attended the workshop. With this new skillset, local CSOs are now more effective at drafting impactful regulations and creating inclusive villages.