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December, 2021 – This has been an extraordinarily productive period, as MCLD provided input the Democracy and Nutrition Summits and USAID’s new Local Capacity Development Policy, strengthened our stand for Climate Action and began developing ambitious national chapter strategies for 2022.

  • Monthly Call! Systems Change and MCLD-Uganda!

    Monthly Call! Systems Change and MCLD-Uganda!

    This month, our colleagues unveiled two new journal articles based on inputs from many of our members, plus we began a new practice of hearing from one MCLD National Association each month. This month featured MCLD-Uganda with its 83 members. We heard from its chair Nixon Ochatre and coordinator Joanna Mbakulo. Video Recording of the […]

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  • Join us at the UN Partnership Forum: Shift the Power for Post-COVID SDG Progress

    Join us at the UN Partnership Forum: Shift the Power for Post-COVID SDG Progress

    The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) invites all relevant stakeholders to the 2023 Partnership Forum with the theme: “Accelerating the recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at all levels.” Registration is open until January 23, and those without a UN grounds pass can […]

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  • Shaping USAID’s 50% metric

    Shaping USAID’s 50% metric

    Today more than 190 representatives of community-based organizations engaged with USAID officials on the process of fulfilling the administrator’s goal that 50% of USAID programs will put communities in the driver’s seat. Here is the recording — we still have lots of work to do to distill the wisdom of the participants, so come back […]

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  • #ShiftThePower for Health Equity

    #ShiftThePower for Health Equity

    A major theme at the 2022 Global Health Council’s Landscape Symposium has been health equity. We in MCLD believe that the only way to ensure people’s right to health is to ensure they have the collective voice to demand it. We organized a concurrent session at the symposium to address the question — now that […]

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  • Co-creating the future of MCLD — November 30, 2022 Global Zoom Call

    Co-creating the future of MCLD — November 30, 2022 Global Zoom Call

    As CLD gains traction with policy makers, we have new opportunities for impact and influence that surpass our current structure and budget. This month’s call was to launch a global process to create a new organizational structure! This call followed up a workshop in early October, at which representative subgroup of MCLD leaders and outside […]

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  • Join us for #16Days of activism to halt gender-based violence

    Join us for #16Days of activism to halt gender-based violence

    From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. In 2022, in the face of push-back and discouraging regressive laws, UN Women […]

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  • Standing with small-scale producers at the World Bank Annual Meetings

    Standing with small-scale producers at the World Bank Annual Meetings

    During the World Bank Annual meetings in Washington DC on October 12, 2022, civil society and World Bank officials discussed ways to #ShiftThePower to small-scale producers. The event — Good Food Begins with Farmers: building resilience to prevent future food crises addressed the food crisis caused by climate change, conflict, inflation and COVID-19, which is […]

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  • Democracy and Justice

    Democracy and Justice

    Our August 2022 Global Call On our monthly call for the Movement for Community-led Developmentand as we prepare for International Day of Democracy and the UN General Assembly, we heard from two inspiring leaders: Christina Ruhinda, executive director, Tanzania Network of Legal Aid Providers(TANLAP) and Maybin Machalo, Director of Corporate Services, Local Government Association of […]

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  • July Monthly Call: Youth!

    July Monthly Call: Youth!

    MCLD is committed to powerfully including youth in our Movement. This month we heard from three youth Movement members on how youth are shifting the power across the globe. We also heard from our chapters as they prepare for International Youth Day (August 12). Speakers Left to Right: Alexandre Agbozoh-Guidih (Togo), Gloria Legorreta (Mexico), and […]

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