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Daleel Madani Goes on Tour: stop in Jordan
On September 15th, 2020, Lebanon Support hosted a webinar to introduce Daleel Madani to civil society actors in Jordan, its features and how to use and benefit from the platform in order to increase their outreach and enhance their collaboration with other civil society actors.
Dr. Marie-Noëlle AbiYaghi (Director at Lebanon Support) and Léa Yammine (Deputy Director at Lebanon Support) gave an overview of Daleel Madani clarifying its main objective of promoting accessible information about civil society, out of a belief in the right to information, and highlighting the importance of transparent civil society work. All the features of the platform were introduced in an in-depth manner, in addition to highlighting the benefits of registering which would provide the organisations and initiatives with an efficient way to connect with other actors in civil society in Jordan:
- The “Jobs” section allows organisations to post opportunities, and recruit new members with the ability to specify to applicants the nature of the job, qualifications required, and period of employment, among others.
- The “Calls” section allows organisations and initiatives to post various announcements such as calls for consultants, trainers, papers, researchers, and fellowship applicants.
- The “Projects” section was introduced as being an efficient way for the organisation and initiatives to gain visibility on the projects they are working on, and attract donors, contributors, and experts.
- The “Resources” section was introduced as a space to showcase the latest resources and produced materials. The “Press releases” would also allow civil society actors to publicise their work and grow their audience.
- The “Groups” section allows organisations to join open and closed discussions on themes and issues related to civil society. The groups are an online space for discussion, a platform to organise concerted action, as well as a place to launch campaigns and/or collaborations.
Dr. Marie-Noëlle AbiYaghi (Director at Lebanon Support) gave an example of a Lebanese initiative مساهمة بسيطة that managed to raise funds in a very efficient way using this feature.
- The “Experts Roster” provides a verified list of specialists across various sectors that can be contacted by civil society organisations, and initiatives seeking to commission expertise, knowledge, or a specific skill set. It also increases the visibility of the talent of registered experts, and showcases feedback and endorsements they received from members of the Daleel Madani community with whom they have previously collaborated.
The participants shared some insights based on their experience, and expressed their particular interest in the “Experts” feature emphasising its usefulness, in light of the lack of credibility in the modern recruitment processes, and thus such a feature could ensure efficiency, and reliability.
Throughout the session, various participants gave their insights about the challenges they are facing. They mentioned the duplication of efforts arising from the lack of transparency, and how this programme could help them in their work by providing accessible information about civil society.
The Lebanon Support team wrapped up the session by inviting all organisations and initiatives to register on Daleel Madani in order to strengthen cooperation, and enhance the civil society sector in Jordan.
Daleel Madani currently has a directory of 621 local civil society organisations, from the region, including Lebanon, Jordan, Bahrain, Iraq, among others.
If you haven’t already, join Daleel Madani by filling in this form online here.
Daleel Madani programme is considered the main civil society reference in Lebanon, and gathers over 1 million and a half pageviews per month from users around the world, with more than 1300 organisations registered.
It is accessible for all initiatives not only registered organisations, but also for municipalities, and non-registered organisations which are also eligible to register on the platform as long as they are active and operational,non partisan, and serving a broader public good objective.