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.

  • Partnership with Makueni County

    September 30, 2021: Today Prof. Kivutha Kibwana, governor of Makueni County, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Movement for Community-led Development to work together to strengthen people’s participation in local governance. The next step will be to develop action plans and, in particular, explore the establishment of a School for Community-led Development, learning from

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  • Engaging Governments

    Our September 2021 Global Call was a co-creation of principles for how CLD organizations can effectively engage governments. We were pleased to hear introductory remarks from Jeff Thindwa, Program Manager, Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA). Ann Hendrix-Jenkins presented a framework for the discussion (see slides below) and then breakout groups each created 3-4 guiding

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  • Strengthening Community-Led Health Systems

    On September 28, 2021, The Movement for Community-Led Development (MCLD) in partnership with the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CANWACH), organized a special dialogue on Strengthening Community-Led Development Health Systems. This was part of an ongoing series of Sector Dialogues being organized by MCLD in order to engage with sector experts to promote

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  • Pandemics, Environment, and Communities

    This month’s Adapting CLD Covid-19 call was focused on the environment, what the pandemic has revealed about our relationship to the environment, and how climate change and the safeguarding of nature could be addressed through community-led development.  Moderators Gunjan Veda, Movement for Community-Led Development Nelly Mecklenburg, Institute for State Effectiveness Keynote Speakers David Bonnardeaux, Director of Environment,

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  • Localizing Livelihoods: Expanding Opportunities in Communities

    The Movement’s second Sector Dialogue, Localizing Livelihoods: Expanding Opportunities in Communities, took place on September 16th. Watch the recording here: Our moderator for this event was Dr. Laté Lawson-Lartego (DBA)  Interim Co-Vice President, Global Program at Oxfam America. Panelists Facilitators Localizing Livelihoods: Expanding Opportunities in Communities On September 16, 2021, the Movement for Community-led Development organized

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  • What We Learned

    For the first time, our collaborative research team shared findings from a rapid realist review of 56 programs globally to understand how facilitation and community leadership enable food security for all.

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  • MCLD-Liberia hosts Youth Day Summit!

    The MCLD Liberia Youth  Chapter on August 12, 2021 hosted the World Youth Day Summit with about fifty (50) young adult youth  under the theme: Shift the power subtopic VISION TO LEAD.

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  • Strategy in Benin plus celebrating Youth Community Leadership

    July 28, 2021 – On the monthly global call, members shared stories of youth community leadership, and took a deep dive with our West Africa Regional Director – Pascal Djohossou – into the strategic process and impact of MCLD-Benin.

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  • Time to Decolonise Aid!

    June 2021: This month the Movement for Community-led Development focused on the Triple Nexus of Peace, Humanitarian Response and Development. “Time to Decolonize Aid” is a new report that emerged from a three-day online consultation with 158 activists, decision- makers, academics, journalists and practitioners across the globe. Participants and guest contributors exchanged insights and local experiences on

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