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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.

  • 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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  • UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) 2022

    UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) 2022

    When the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were launched (along with MCLD) in September 2015, the UN committed to host a “High-Level Political Forum” each year to review progress. Each year, there is a focus on particular SDGs and country can provide Voluntary National Reports (VNRs). The theme for the 2022 HLPF is “Building back…

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  • What’s Next for MCLD Chapters Across the Globe?

    What’s Next for MCLD Chapters Across the Globe?

    June 29th marks the halfway mark in an amazing year for community-led development.  What have we each achieved? What is our highest priority by the end of 2022?  What messages should MCLD take to the July UN Review of the SDGs? Participants in MCLD’s June Global Call heard about a new 3-year campaign in Ghana to strengthen local…

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  • Ending Hunger and CLD

    Ending Hunger and CLD

    On May 25, 2022 the Movement for Community-led Development discussed our role in ending world hunger. This call leads up to the World Hunger Day social media campaign on May 28. The Hunger Project recently conducted a comprehensive literature review on the causal links between CLD and ending hunger. We encourage you to review the…

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  • Strengthening Capacity for CLD

    Strengthening Capacity for CLD

    The April 2022 Monthly Call focused on a key priority for the Movement — strengthening the capacity of our national chapters and civil society in general — and how the CLD Assessment Tool can support that goal. We hear experiences from seven members in five countries: Outreach International : Cassidy Miller Global Fund for Children:…

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  • 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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