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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.

  • Community Leadership to Halt Gender-based Violence

    Community Leadership to Halt Gender-based Violence

    November 26 – Second in a series for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. How do women living in impoverished, deeply conservative rural communities fight gender-based violence, including child marriage? You can ask them! My organization, The Hunger Project, like many others, builds the capacity of women to be the key change agents for […]

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  • Halting Gender-based Violence is Job #1

    Halting Gender-based Violence is Job #1

    First in a series for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. November 25 is the International Day for the elimination of Violence Against Women. Photo: The Hunger Project-Bangladesh. Acid attack survivors speak out. Will we males ever stop abusing women? This issue is so fundamental to all other human progress that each of us needs […]

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  • UNGA 2018: Youth, Technology and Social Business

    UNGA 2018: Youth, Technology and Social Business

    To achieve SDGs, it is critical that youth work actively into the pursuit of the goals. Youth of today tend to be more educated, technologically adept, and resilient to diseases that previous generations were not resilient to.

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  • Integration and Community Leadership Needs More Than Just Funding Changes

    Integration and Community Leadership Needs More Than Just Funding Changes

    The nature of our world is multi-nodal and, with technology, today’s means of accountability, collaboration, communication and fulfillment of responsibilities are evolving to reflect integration. International development needs to catch up – quickly. Locus, Pact, Church World Service, and The Hunger Project – all members of the international Movement for Community-led Development – addressed this […]

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  • The struggle for human rights starts in the community

    The struggle for human rights starts in the community

    December 10 is Human Rights Day – the anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. I recently attended a meeting with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, a distinguished statesman who must deal on a daily basis with the most horrific violators of human […]

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  • A Toe-hold for Localizing the SDGs: Top 10 things we learned at the HLPF

    A Toe-hold for Localizing the SDGs: Top 10 things we learned at the HLPF

    From July 10-19, 2017 world leaders gathered at the 2017 High Level Political Forum to review progress on the 2030 Agenda – the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). (See the 2017 Report here). This year, the focus was on poverty, hunger, health, gender equality, infrastructure and the seas. Here are my takeaways, looking through our “bottom-up” […]

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  • 10 Ways to #ShiftThePower

    10 Ways to #ShiftThePower

    July 10, 2017 began the second UN High Level Political Forum on progress in achieving the SDGs. The key is to shift the power from top-down to bottom up.

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  • Leave No Voice Behind

    Leave No Voice Behind

    Our 2017 InterAction Forum Workshop. Within country-owned strategies, NGOs have a competitive advantage in community-mobilization and capacity building. How can we work together to ensure that all people enjoy the right to take charge of their own development through country-owned programs of community-led development?

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  • CSW 2017 – Leave No Woman’s Voice Behind: Community-led Development at Scale

    CSW 2017 – Leave No Woman’s Voice Behind: Community-led Development at Scale

    The Movement for Community-led Development will once again host a parallel event during the 61st Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

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