MAMPU Holds Pitching Training and a DEVI Speed Date to Support Program Sustainability

19 February 2020
Author: Amron Hamdi

MAMPU worked with Saraswati to facilitate Pitching Training and DEVI Speed Date activities with the theme ‘Data for Empowerment.’ DEVI Speed Date is a meeting between civil society organisations (CSO) — including MAMPU Partners and other organisations active in women’s empowerment initiatives — private sector actors, research institutes, media, and data and technology experts who work to process data for policy formation, especially in relation to women’s issues.

In collaboration with Tempo Institute, the DEVI Speed Date was made a part of Tempo Media Week 2019 which took place at the National Library on Saturday, 7 December 2019. The activity was also part of MAMPU’s Sustainability Pathways program to support MAMPU Partners to develop strategies to increase their organisational sustainability. The day before DEVI Speed Date, MAMPU Partners participated in “Pitching Training” to prepare them with the skills and knowledge needed to promote their institutions and activities in an interesting and effective manner.

DEVI (www.devi.id) is a social networking platform developed by Saraswati that aims to connect development actors and allow them to easily share information and collaborate to produce wider social impacts for the community. DEVI Speed Date is a routine event held to introduce DEVI members to institutions and individuals who are active in certain fields of development.

Thirteen MAMPU Partners — ‘Aisyiyah, BaKTI, BITRA, FPL, KAPAL Perempuan, Indonesian Women’s Coalition (KPI), Komnas Perempuan, Migrant Care, PEKKA, PERMAMPU, TURC, Yasanti, and Women’s Health Foundation (YKP) —took part in the activities. It is hoped that after taking part in the DEVI Speed Date, MAMPU partners will be inspired to use data for organisational decision making and to network with other institutions that conduct research and process data to support advocacy efforts. It is also hoped that through participating in the activity, the MAMPU Partners will be encouraged to exchange information and collaborate on issues and campaigns related to gender equality and women’s empowerment with other organisations.