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

    Governor at our table

    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

    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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  • Nutrition for Growth Side Event: Community Ownership Key to Good Nutrition

    November 24, 2021 – More than 95 activists for community-led nutrition action met to emphasize key community-led strategies and share three case studies. Good nutrition requires not only affordable access to nutritious food, but an entire local system of community-owned programs – what has often been termed a “food environment.” As identified in the Lancet

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