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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.

  • The State of Our Sector

    The State of Our Sector

    During the Movement for Community-led Development’s May global call, we used our discussion to reflect on the current state of our world.

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  • Collective Healing for Systems Change

    Collective Healing for Systems Change

    The Movement for Community-led Development’s April global call was an introduction to Collective Healing for Systems Change with the Collective Change Lab.

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  • Majority World Voice: How to organize convening spaces on LLD

    Majority World Voice: How to organize convening spaces on LLD

    Learn more about and join the commitment letter from majority world CBOs on convening spaces for LLD.

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  • Half-Time! MCLD Prepares for the SDG Summit

    Half-Time! MCLD Prepares for the SDG Summit

    The August 2023 monthly zoom call focused on preparations for September’s SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Summit, at which the UN Secretary General has called for a “Rescue Plan” so that the world can “win in the second half.” Our special guest on this call was Massimo Perrino, Policy Officer at United Cities and Local Governments…

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  • Our May 2023 Global Call: Power to Civil Society Everywhere!

    Our May 2023 Global Call: Power to Civil Society Everywhere!

    In our continuing journey to shift power and resources to community-based organizations (CBOs), we focused this month on two important tools.

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  • S4D – All Politics is Local

    S4D – All Politics is Local

    On the virtual sidelines of this second global Summit for Democracy, The Movement for Community-led Development wants everyone to appreciate the wisdom of the old saying — “All Politics is Local.”

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  • Makueni County launches School for CLD

    Makueni County launches School for CLD

    Thursday, March 16, 2023 marked the official launch of the School for Community-led Development in Makueni County, Kenya. The day included the signing of a revised Memorandum of Understanding with the governor H.E. Multula Kilonzo Junior, CBS elected in 2022. The signing was followed by a very inclusive public event featuring remarks by the governor…

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  • Our recording from the UN Partnership Forum: Shift the Power for Post-COVID SDG Progress

    Our recording from the UN Partnership Forum: Shift the Power for Post-COVID SDG Progress

    The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) invited 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.” MCLD hosted an in-person side event: January 31, 2023 – 8:15am to 9:30am, Conference…

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  • 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. Update: The journal articles…

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