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.

When Women Lead
November 28, 2018

Fourth in a series for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence On this day in 1919, American-born Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor (Lady Astor) became…

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Denying Health Care is Violence
November 27, 2018

Third in a series for 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence. Photo: The Hunger Project – women’s march at the Bissiga epicenter. There is…

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Community Leadership to Halt Gender-based Violence
November 26, 2018

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…

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Halting Gender-based Violence is Job #1
November 25, 2018

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.…

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UNGA 2018: Youth, Technology and Social Business
September 25, 2018

https://youtu.be/S40Kjio-Kcs On September 25, 2018 the Movement for Community-led Development participated in a high-level side event on Social Business, Youth and Technology on the opening day of…

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Integration and Community Leadership Needs More Than Just Funding Changes
February 14, 2018

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.…

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The struggle for human rights starts in the community
December 8, 2017

December 10 is Human Rights Day – the anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. I recently attended a…

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A Toe-hold for Localizing the SDGs: Top 10 things we learned at the HLPF
July 31, 2017

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…

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10 Ways to #ShiftThePower
July 10, 2017

How can we track progress on “localizing the SDGs” and building strong communities? I had a striking experience this Spring in rural Benin (photo above).…

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Leave No Voice Behind
June 21, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBU1Qxc08wT3FNK87IhNU25aIckmmQrlu Leaving No Voice Behind: Taking Community-led Development to National Scale Within country-owned strategies, NGOs have a competitive advantage in community-mobilization and capacity building. How…

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CSW 2017 – Leave No Woman’s Voice Behind: Community-led Development at Scale
March 2, 2017

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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Putting People First at #UNGA
September 22, 2016

September 22, 2016 – New York City, NY: “Putting People First: Community-led Development” featured leaders from the UN and Civil Civil Society describing the growing…

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The White House Summit on Global Development: Celebration, Legacy, and Looking Forward
July 28, 2016

The Obama administration took July 20th to celebrate almost eight years of global development policies, strategies, and initiatives. The summit hosted six panels around youth,…

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Watch the June 7 Webinar on Integrated Response Approach
May 5, 2016

Here is the recording of our second webinar – with Donal Reilly of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to discuss an approach to address the #1 complaint…

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April 6 IFPRI Event
April 6, 2016

April 6, 2016 – Washington, DC: Movement member IFPRI – the International Food Policy Research Institute – co-hosted a special event with our movement -…

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March 31 BBL with the World Bank CDD Global Solutions Group
March 24, 2016

Sponsored by the Community Driven Development Global Solutions Group The Movement for Community-led Development: Strategy for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals The Hunger Project and…

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CSW60: Empowerment-based Strategies to Build Resilience
March 15, 2016

Building community-level resilience is a critical pathway to achieving the Sustainable Development goals. At this parallel event chaired by the CEO of Relief International (RI),…

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Launching the Movement
September 30, 2015

September 30, 2015 – NEW YORK, NY – Eighteen leading international organizations launched today the Movement for Community-Led Development, calling for a process that empowers…

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