Author: MCLD Team
March Update: Women’s History Month and the launch of Africa’s first School for CLD.
Listen to the recording of our March 29th call, to noted Indian Muslim feminist Dr. Syeda Hameed on the transformative power of women’s leadership, and from MCLD-Kenya’s Steve Ogutu and Makeuni County director for citizen engagement Zipporah Wambua.
S4D – All Politics is Local
Watch the Recording of our Event On the virtual sidelines of this second global Summit for Democracy, The Movement for Community-led Development wants everyone to appreciate the wisdom of the old saying — “All Politics is Local.” This refers to the fact that nearly all the issues that most directly affect people’s lives — health, […]
Training of Trainers for the School for CLD – Session 1!
March 17, 2023 – Wote City, Makueni County, Kenya – Today was the first session of the first School for Community-led Development in Africa! Hear from the Director for Citizen Engagement and public participation, Zipporah Wambua: There are enormous challenges facing the people of Makueni, and they did exercises (which they will recreate locally) to […]
Makueni County launches School for CLD
Thursday, March 16, 2023 marked the official launch of the School for Community-led Development in Makueni County, Kenya. The day included the signing of a revised Memorandum of Understanding with the governor H.E. Multula Kilonzo Junior, CBS elected in 2022. The signing was followed by a very inclusive public event featuring remarks by the governor […]
Farmers Spearheading Community Led Development in Liberia
By Ian Smith* This article was originally published by Foodtank at this link. The Movement for Community Led Development in Liberia (MCLD-Liberia) is helping farmers address challenges with home-grown solutions. Through these efforts, they are working to empower women and youth and to ensure that international development in their country is driven by communities. In […]
Disability Inclusion in the Practice of CLD
Our February 2023 global call was inspired by the dynamic participation of disability rights groups in our January 10th call and our recognition that these two movements needed to join forces. This call was not a one-time event but rather the beginning of a journey and a commitment to an every-day negotiation. Join us! Watch […]
Our recording from the UN Partnership Forum: Shift the Power for Post-COVID SDG Progress
The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) invited all relevant stakeholders to the 2023 Partnership Forum with the theme: “Accelerating the recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at all levels.” MCLD hosted an in-person side event: January 31, 2023 – 8:15am to 9:30am, Conference […]
Monthly Call! Systems Change and MCLD-Uganda!
This month, our colleagues unveiled two new journal articles based on inputs from many of our members, plus we began a new practice of hearing from one MCLD National Association each month. This month featured MCLD-Uganda with its 83 members. We heard from its chair Nixon Ochatre and coordinator Joanna Mbakulo. Update: The journal articles […]
Take the Survey on the 50% Metric
The USAID Administrator has committed to 50% of USAID funding putting communities in the driver’s seat by 2030. USAID has identified 30 good practices (listed below) towards this goal. We’d like to collect your input by January 31 on these practices to share with USAID! Featured image: by Ana Flávia on Unsplash
Shaping USAID’s 50% metric
Today more than 190 representatives of community-based organizations engaged with USAID officials on the process of fulfilling the administrator’s goal that 50% of USAID programs will put communities in the driver’s seat. Here is the recording — we still have lots of work to do to distill the wisdom of the participants, so come back […]