“Transform or Die”

Notes and recordings from our July 2020 Monthly Call Our featured speaker this month was Danny Sriskandarajah, chief executive of Oxfam GB and former head of Civicus, a global alliance dedicated to strengthening civil society around the world. Danny described the transformation underway at Oxfam -- towards a future where their current program countries are … Continue reading “Transform or Die”

Social Accountability and CLD

On June 30, 2020, representatives from the Movement for Community-led Development facilitated a webinar hosted the Global Partnership for Social Accountability entitled "Community-led Development and Social Accountability: Mobilizing Community Response to Covid-19." The 90-minute webinar was attended by 128 participants from around the world. https://player.vimeo.com/video/434073464

Accountability Counsel

On this month's global call of the Movement for Community-led Development, our special presenters were Natalie Bridgeman Fields, founder and executive director of Accountability Counsel, and Samer Araabi, research director whose SSIR article at this link brought us together. To download the slide deck or see it full screen, click the >> at right. Natalie's … Continue reading Accountability Counsel

#WorldRefugeeDay: Refugees are Community Leaders

By Mary Elizabeth Margolis, Senior Director of Communications, Church World Service We often hear about the unbelievable challenges refugees face in their journeys to find safety. Refugees fleeing violence and persecution risk everything for the hope of safety and a bright future for their children. Once they escape immediate danger, rather than open arms they … Continue reading #WorldRefugeeDay: Refugees are Community Leaders

“Adapting CLD Processes to Covid 19 Brainstorm Session 3: Scenario Planning for Crisis Response”

This meeting focused on: Expanding discussion on longer-term adaptations to better respond and maintain programming during COVID-19 waves or other crisesA scenario planning exercise to identify key challenges that may arise in 3-6 months across a best, medium, and worst case scenario – and solutions.Establishing a working group to dig deeper into ideas and reflections … Continue reading “Adapting CLD Processes to Covid 19 Brainstorm Session 3: Scenario Planning for Crisis Response”

#WorldEnvironmentDay – Communities are the key!

Credit: Rusanovska

Happy World Environment Day! Rural communities are playing a vital role in restoring our natural environment - they are the people most dependent on a vibrant, sustainable environment. Watch how former poachers change their ways through community action. Image iStock: Rusanovska https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KV-U-6AWsrQ Read more on how community-led development and nature conservation go hand-in-hand in Malawi.

Unicef’s new Minimum Standards for Community Engagement

A founding goal of our Movement has been to raise the profile of Community-led Development in mainstream development discourse. Unicef has taken a major step in that direction by developing and launching standards and indicators for community engagement in its programs. We were delighted to welcome Rania Elessawi, Communication for Development Specialist (Planning and Monitoring) … Continue reading Unicef’s new Minimum Standards for Community Engagement

Adapting CLD Processes for Covid19 and Beyond – Part 2

Adapting CLD Processes for Covid19 and Beyond Wednesday, May 20th at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm (EST) Facilitators: John Coonrod (MCLD) and Nelly Mecklenburg (ISE)  On May 20, 2020 The Movement for Community-Led Development (MCLD) organized a second call to continue the collective brainstorming around how to adapt programming to address the challenges posed by … Continue reading Adapting CLD Processes for Covid19 and Beyond – Part 2

Measuring Social Capital and Social Cohesion

April 2020 Monthly Global Meeting of the Movement for Community-led Development. This month, a team of researchers from Mercy Corps and the University of Washington presented a new tool kit to address one of the most vexing challenges in Community-led Development -- how do you actually measure what matters? (Starts 11 minutes into the recording) … Continue reading Measuring Social Capital and Social Cohesion

COVID-19 Brainstorm – 21 April

Purpose: To collectively consider the barriers to CLD programming during COVID-19 preparation, response and recovery, and to brainstorm solutions. Some 98 practitioners from around the world shared the barriers, resources and adaptations. To expand or download the PDF documents below, click on >> at right. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmGDQH_8SfI Video of the entire call including Breakout Group 4