Partnerships for development; launch of the Crowd Funding Academy in Jordan

March 28, 2023


Amman, March 20, 2023 - Tadamon Crowdfunding Academy's training program in Jordan (CFA) was launched today with the participation of 24 selected civil society organizations (CSOs), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Jordan, and the Crown Prince Foundation (CPF). Tadamon Crowdfunding Academy is funded by the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD), managed by the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Through the CFA, the selected civil society organizations will participate in an 8-week training program that enables the organizations to raise funds using crowdfunding, an innovative and alternative tool for fundraising. The 24 civil society organizations were selected from 108 applicants following a comprehensive evaluation and screening of their ideas and the potential to bring about positive change in their communities.

The ideas developed by the CSOs aim to introduce projects and initiatives that respond to the needs and challenges of communities with a focus on women and children. The proposed projects range from creating a safe space for women to develop their professional skills, developing a digital marketplace for farmers, to an educational project that includes science-based shows and experiments delivered to children in the form of comedy-drama.

The selected CSOs will develop their crowdfunding campaign through e-learning tools and offline training using learning materials, presentations, work assignments, and guidance from leading crowdfunding experts. Upon the successful completion of the CFA training program, all participating CSOs will be able to launch their own crowdfunding campaigns on local crowdfunding platforms.

"UNDP in Jordan is looking forward to the launch of Tadamon Crowdfunding Academy, as we continuously work with civil society organizations to contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. This academy will offer the knowledge and tools to access innovative financing solutions and ultimately empower CSOs to sustain and grow their important work" a representative from UNDP said.

A representative from CPF added that: "We are proud to implement this training program and be part of the launch of the Tadamon Crowdfunding Academy in Jordan which marks a significant milestone in our collective efforts to empower and support civil society organizations in driving social change. Through our collaboration with the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD), managed by the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and UNDP Jordan and the 24 selected CSOs, we are committed to providing the necessary training, resources, and networks to enable these organizations to leverage the power of crowdfunding and social innovation to make a meaningful impact in their communities”