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Latest Events

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.

  • Reflection on Webinar: Challenges to Shifting the Power

    Reflection on Webinar: Challenges to Shifting the Power

    #ShiftThePower is becoming one of international development’s most prominent buzzwords. There is widespread consensus that currently, power is in the hands of donors and international NGOs…

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  • Skoll World Forum Event: Community-Led Development for a Partnership-Based Society

    Skoll World Forum Event: Community-Led Development for a Partnership-Based Society

    We partnered with OneVillage Partners to co-host an event at the Skoll World Forum! Together, we unpacked buzzwords like localization and capacity strengthening. It is essential to #ShiftThePower from the traditional binary of “experts” imposing knowledge on the “non-experts” for participatory #CommunityLed development. We heard the exciting journeys of community-led development champions, ranging from community leaders in […]

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  • NGO CSW Parallel Event: Climate Disruptors

    NGO CSW Parallel Event: Climate Disruptors

    We have all heard of Greta Thunberg, but did you know thousands of young women around the world are also taking action for Climate Justice? On March 23, the Movement for Community-led Development co-hosted a Parallel Event to the 2022 UN Commission on the Status of Women diving into how four young women are engaging […]

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  • Why CLD?

    Why CLD?

  • Celebrating Women and the Environment in Benin

    Celebrating Women and the Environment in Benin

    Some 100 women celebrated International Women’s Day in forest — emphasizing the importance of gender equality to environmental sustainability. The event was organized by the the national women’s association and The Hunger Project, and it received coverage (below) in the national media.

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  • Challenges to #ShiftThePower

    Challenges to #ShiftThePower

    Power dynamics within the development sector have been under scrutiny for years and advocates for change have long called for the decolonization of aid. The emergence of movements for shifting the power calling for community-led development and local ownership has breathed new life into the debate. However, little progress has been made in changing deep-rooted structural inequalities. We partnered with The Hunger Project Sweden to co-host a […]

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  • MCLD-Kenya and County Government of Makueni move to deepen CLD

    MCLD-Kenya and County Government of Makueni move to deepen CLD

    The Movement for Community-led Development (MCLD) and County Government of Makueni (CGM) held a joint workshop (February 28-March 1,2022) to develop an annual workplan to implement the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between MCLD and CGM on September 30 2021. Through this collaboration, MCLD will strengthen the capacity of the county to upscale its community-led […]

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  • Strengthening Community Resilience and Gender Equity

    Strengthening Community Resilience and Gender Equity

    In preparation for International Women’s Day (March 8th), February’s Global Monthly Call focused on two of our five Movement goals – Voice for women in decision making and strengthening community resilience to climate change and other shocks.  Panelists: Danielle Jolicoeur, Global Resilience Director, Mercy Corps  Samuel Mutambo, National Program Director THP Zambia & MCLD Zambia […]

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  • Special Monitoring Workshop with ITPC

    Special Monitoring Workshop with ITPC

    Community-led Monitoring puts community members in the driver’s seat of bringing about change. In this workshop, the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition shared their methodology on conducting effective Community-led Monitoring. We started with the principles of Community-led Monitoring and then look at successful examples of how it can be done in different countries and contexts through breakout groups. The group then concluded the […]

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