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, chief … Continue reading Feminism and Food Systems

MCLD-Malawi addresses COVID-19 questions on national radio and TV

With so much misinformation swirling around COVID-19, the Movement for Community-led Development Malawi chapter organized community radio call-in and TV shows carried by the national broadcaster in the local Chewa language to link people to the experts. (Featured image credit: John Kalapo). https://youtu.be/7mUMxpyAgm0 https://youtu.be/vTXZ5hvTY48 Listen to the expert panel radio Program 1 in the Chewa … Continue reading MCLD-Malawi addresses COVID-19 questions on national radio and TV

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

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 … Continue reading What Transformation Takes

Highlights of 2020: The Pandemic is a Portal

Raj Kumar of DEVEX summarized the year 2020, saying that while the COVID-19 pandemic had set back development progress by perhaps a decade, it had accelerated the transformation of development by a decade. The Movement for Community-led Development (MCLD) witnessed this first hand. As outside “experts” were pulled out of villages and towns around the … Continue reading Highlights of 2020: The Pandemic is a Portal

New Report: Unpacking Community-led Development

Today, the Collaborative Research Team of the Movement for Community-led Development released the first phase of findings. This report represents a collaborative study of 173 programs across 65 countries that were identified by their implementing organizations as being community-led. While there have been a few attempts to capture the impact of CLD, to the best … Continue reading New Report: Unpacking Community-led Development

President Joyce Banda to Keynote January 27 Event

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Joyce Banda, the 1997 Africa Prize Laureate and former president of Malawi will deliver the keynote address at our upcoming event. President Banda has recently devoted her energies to a new community development initiative in her country.  On Wednesday, January 27, we will host our first major Zoom … Continue reading President Joyce Banda to Keynote January 27 Event

COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqgSzNOV0Nw Adapting CLD Processes to Continue Through COVID-19: Vaccine Preparedness December 9, 2020 The ninth global CLD and Covid-19 call hosted by the Movement for Community Led Development (MCLD) brought together MCLD members and experts from global health and civil society organizations to discuss the development of COVID-19 vaccines and the role of community organizations … Continue reading COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Community Action for Nutrition

November 24, 2020: What are the linkages between community-led development, nutritional health, and local resilience? And how has the COVID era highlighted the urgent need for all three? An MCLD sponsored event offered practical insights to these questions and more through presentations from Nuru Nigeria, Gardens for Health in Rwanda, and Uganda’s Food Rights Alliance, … Continue reading Community Action for Nutrition