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  • All Democracy is Local

    All Democracy is Local

    A side event to the Summit for Democracy – December 6, 2021 A famous US politician once said “All politics is local.” By this he meant that the success of any political system depends on responding to local needs. Article 21 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights establishes that every person has a right […]

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  • Climate Action: Engaging with Governors at the “Devolution Conference”

    Climate Action: Engaging with Governors at the “Devolution Conference”

    MCLD Kenya participated in the Devolution Conference 2021 (November 23-26) where Kenya’s President H.E Uhuru Kenyatta was the headline speaker. Hosted by the Makueni County Government, this year’s conference was themed “Multi – level Governance for Climate Action” and sought to address how county governments can be supported to unlock the full potential of climate […]

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  • Community-led Adaptation for Climate Change

    Community-led Adaptation for Climate Change

    Climate change is the most urgent crisis facing the world as we head towards a future where as much as a third of global food production will be at risk without drastic action. Centering community voices in climate discourse is the only pathway to achieving climate goals and developing durable solutions to climate change and its far-reaching […]

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  • Localizing Livelihoods: Our Best Chance in the War on Poverty

    Based on MCLD’s sector dialogue on Livelihoods, Research and Advocacy Intern Benjamin Goldberg prepared a position paper to further present the arguments for a community-led approach to livelihoods and SDG 1. Excerpt from Ben’s paper: Thus far, global and indeed national development efforts have been dominated by a top-down approach that imposes policies framed by […]

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