CsocD Side Event

January 14, 2022

Financing Community-led Action for Inclusive, Resilient Post-Covid-19 Recovery

MCLD is looking forward to hosting a Side Event at CsocD, titled Financing Community-led Action for Inclusive, Resilient Post-Covid-19 Recovery.

Resilience is inherently a community-level attribute as community leaders are always the first responders to any shock. Yet, many local governments in low-income countries and community-based organizations lack any reliable source for core funding. Meeting this challenge requires an entire ecosystem of funding, including devolution of national budgets, pool funds from donors, local taxation, and community philanthropy.

Join us to hear from an expert panel on both the challenges and emerging opportunities for ensuring local communities are able to mobilize the resources they need in order to “build back better” post-Covid-19.

Thursday, February 10, 8:30 – 9:45 am ET.


  • UNDP: Amita Gill, Core Government Functions and Local Government
  • Kenyan Government: Zipporah Wambua , Director of Citizen Engagement and Participation, Makueni County
  • Jamie Boex, Managing Director, Local Public Sector Alliance
  • Jenny Hodgson, Director, Global Fund for Community Foundations.
  • Bilateral: Representative of Irish Aid or the Dutch government(TBC)

Facilitators: John Coonrod and Gunjan Veda