Delegates from the Philippines and Indonesia Gather to Forge Partnerships and Drive Impact for Learning Exchange Visit

In a concerted effort to address water challenges and promote sustainable solutions, delegates from and partner organizations embarked on a Learning Exchange Visit last May 13 – 16, 2024 in Indonesia. The event aimed to facilitate meetings and engagements with various Indonesia partner organizations, fostering collaboration and knowledge-sharing.

The Learning Exchange Visit served as a platform for 29 delegates, including representatives from Philippines, Indonesia, and partner organizations from the Philippines. Among the attendees were 21 delegates from Philippines partners, comprising Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) including LifeBank Foundation, Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines, Mindanao 

Microfinance Council (MMC), and Microfinance Council of the Philippines, Inc. (MCPI).  Additionally, the delegation included 2 representatives from Philippines and 5 from Indonesia. To ensure effective communication, an interpreter accompanied the group.

Throughout the four-day visit, delegates participated in a series of meetings, workshops, and site visits aimed at deepening their understanding of local water challenges and exploring collaborative opportunities. Discussions ranged from innovative water management strategies to community-driven initiatives for water access and sanitation.

Key highlights of the Learning Exchange Visit included interactive sessions where delegates exchanged insights, best practices, and lessons learned from their respective water initiatives. The event provided a valuable opportunity for networking, fostering new connections, and strengthening existing partnerships.

The success of the Learning Exchange Visit underscores the importance of collaboration and partnership in addressing complex global issues. As delegates return to their respective organizations, they carry with them not only new insights and perspectives but also a renewed commitment to driving positive change in the realm of water access and sanitation.

Stay tuned for more updates as and its partners continue their journey towards a water-secure future, one collaborative effort at a time.

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