CSP Launches Exit Strategy to Transfer USAID’s Municipal and CSO E-Learning Hub to Local Stakeholders
In its efforts to ensure the sustainability of USAID-provided resources, USAID’s Community Support Program (CSP) launched a Municipal and Civil Society Organization e-learning hub on its website in 2021 that includes a rich library of training materials to strengthen the capacities of municipalities and civil society organizations. Originally developed by USAID’s seven-year BALADI CAP project, and later continued through CSP, the hub includes more than 200 types of USAID-developed training content, including tip sheets and guidelines on various topics such as governance and leadership, financial management, digital media, environmental planning, and others.
On May 5, 2023, CSP hosted a roundtable discussion at the Smallville Hotel with 19 representatives of universities, civil society organizations, and think tanks to discuss the future transfer of ownership of the hub to local stakeholders as part of CSP’s exit strategy prior to its closeout in July 2024. The roundtable was an opportunity to assess participants’ interests in hosting the e-hub and receive their feedback on an eventual solicitation that might be issued for this purpose.
“This e-hub is a valuable resource for anyone to access information and material on municipal and NGO capacity building for free. We need to capitalize on this platform and utilize the collective knowledge on it to deliver technical workshops,” stated Dany Azzi, Notre Dame University E-Learning Director.