The IsDB-ISFD NGO Empowerment for Poverty Reduction Program supports CSOs in harnessing the power of alternative finance to lift vulnerable people out of poverty and empowers CSOs as a network of developers
A total of 80 civil society organizations (CSOs) were selected from four countries (21 in Lebanon, 29 in Kazakhstan, and 30 in Indonesia) to join the Tadamon Crowdfunding Academy.
The open call for project proposals, organized jointly by IsDB, UNDP, and local partners in Kazakhstan, Lebanon, and Indonesia, received over 230 applications. Following a rigorous selection process, the evaluation jury, consisting of experts from IsDB, UNDP, and local partners (LiveLoveBeirut, Starttime.kz, and Kitabisa), selected CSOs demonstrated potential for impact to join the Tadamon Crowdfunding Academy, an initiative a part of the IsDB-ISFD NGO Empowerment for Poverty Reduction Program.
The selected teams put forward a range of inspiring projects from community green solutions to peacebuilding and poverty reduction. They will join the Tadamon Crowdfunding Academy to further develop their ideas through our online training program that enables CSOs to raise funds using crowdfunding. It aims to empower CSOs with know-how on how to finance their projects and ideas in alternative ways, build and grow their community, give their projects more visibility, engage more partners and donors, and ultimately, bring positive impact and change.
"Tadamon Crowdfunding Academy is a part of the IsDB - ISFD NGO Empowerment for Poverty Reduction Program, which is sponsored by the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD), managed by the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and implemented in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The mission of the program is to provide visibility to CSOs'projects and activities, support them to have better access to alternative finance, and connect them to potential partners and supporters," says the Islamic Development Bank.
"We had a huge response to the open call for project proposals. There was a fantastic range of ideas submitted for big and small projects across Indonesia, Lebanon, Kazakhstan, Morocco. We are pleased to see many interesting project ideas that will have a chance to participate in the training program – Tadamon Crowdfunding Academy. Through interactive materials and working with crowdfunding experts, organizations will gain a deeper understanding of crowdfunding by giving them mentoring and tools to launch their crowdfunding campaigns," says Robert Pasicko, UNDP Project Coordinator for IsDB-ISFD NGO Empowerment for Poverty Reduction program Program.
The next call for project proposals will open for CSOs in Somalia, Turkey, and Tunisia! Stay tuned for more information on https://tadamon.community/