With the assistance from MDF Asia, Indonesia Office, the MAMPU partners are currently developing a sustainability plan of the institution and program. The technical assistance and facilitation provided by MDF to the MAMPU partners is based on the understanding that sustainability is grounded on three sustainability aspects; organization/ institution, program and resources. In addition, MDF uses the Integrated Organization Model (IOM) to help the partners to develop a well-defined sustainability plan. This model is applied to describe, to analyse and to diagnose organisations.

The process started with desk review to gather initial information about the organisation including their current program design and the result of their Organisational Capacity Performance and Assessment (OCPAT) to gain a better understanding of the organisation's orientation, governance, organisational management, program management, sustainability aspects, and overall performance. The next stage is appreciative consultations aimed at building a good relationship between the assigned consultant with the partner and identifying the source of their sustainability inspiration, their current strengths (what works) and opportunities available which may help them to achieve sustainability. This also is intended to learn more about their organisational structure and dynamics as well as to communicate clearly the whole process involved in the facilitation and consultations for the next two years.

A national workshop was conducted to strengthen the partners’ understanding of sustainability, expose them to new and sustainable ways to achieve sustainability and agree on the next stage of the process.  Each partner is invited to envision what they want to become in 10 years’ time and how they are going to arrive at this. Inspirational speakers and resource persons are invited to share their thoughts and experiences relating to women’s empowerment, creative resource mobilisation strategies including the use of technology, policy influencing and advocacy, and other relevant issues. The partners then discuss the inputs from the resource persons and accordingly revise the list of their strategies which they present before a panel of resource persons who give them feedback.  

SWOT analysis is used to analyse key components in the mission and to identify strategic options to achieve sustainability. For each strategic option (SO), a results chain of activities, output, outcome and impact is developed. At this stage, the partner can see the logical links between the impacts they want to contribute to the outcome they want to influence and achieve and the output they want to produce as well as the activities needed for the output to happen. Monitoring framework is developed to include SMART indicators, relevant stakeholders are mapped out and risks are identified. The sustainability plans comprising of SOs and the required budget were submitted to MAMPU for review before deciding which activities of which SOs to fund.

While the three sustainability aspects are equally important, activities relating to resource mobilisation are among the top priority. The success of the partners to make the most of available financial and non-financial resources is dependent on their ability to attract potential supporters and funders. A sales pitch workshop was conducted to equip the partners with the skill to achieve this. This also is aimed to prepare them for a real sales pitch event to be conducted this year during which partners will meet potential funders and supporters from diverse range of sectors including private, government, philanthropy, etc. Capacity building to ensure successful implementation of the strategies will be provided.  Likewise, a lessons learned workshop involving partners and other MAMPU stakeholders will be conducted marking the official completion of the MDF technical assistance.