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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.

  • What We Learned

    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!

    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

    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!

    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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  • Monthly Global Call: Transforming Food Systems

    Monthly Global Call: Transforming Food Systems

  • Raising Local Resources

    Raising Local Resources

    On our April 2021 Global Call, our members discussed the challenge of decolonizing aid by meeting core expenses via mobilizing local resources. Our special guests for the call were Eshban Kwesiga of the Global Fund for Community Foundations based in Uganda, shared his own story growing up in a community with no access to government […]

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  • Feminism and Food Systems

    Feminism and Food Systems

    The March global Zoom gathering of the Movement for Community-led Development featured special presentations by: Ritu Sharma, president of Radiant Advocacy and a member of the Steering Committee of the Coalition for a Feminist Foreign Policy in the United States. Learn more at this link, and scroll to the bottom to sign on! Joanna Veltri, […]

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  • First Asia Zoom Call: Experience Sharing with BRAC and the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement

    First Asia Zoom Call: Experience Sharing with BRAC and the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement

    March 17, 2021: More than 40 Community-led Development practitioners and supporters from across Asia – from Afghanistan to Australia – came together last night to discuss the methodologies of two of the largest, oldest and most successful Community-led Development (CLD) programs in the world: BRAC’s Community Empowerment Program (link to their website), which currently reaches […]

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  • What Transformation Takes

    What Transformation Takes

    February 2021: This month, the MCLD Learning Working Group hosted a discussion on responsible transitions to locally led entities including Grace Boone, Program Manager at CDA Collaborative Learning, Pauline Wambeti, Director of Nuru Kenya, and Sia Nowrojee, program lead of the UN Foundation’s Girl Up program. Our speakers discussed practical lessons for how shifts in […]

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