Author: MCLD Team
Exploring Dynamic, Community-led WASH Systems
Millions of people around the world continue to suffer from inadequate access to safely managed water, sanitation and hygiene facilities. Our Dialogue on August 19th explores the importance of community-led approaches in achieving SDG #6 and improving global WASH planning and implementation. John Oldfield, Principal, Global Water 2020 John has two decades of experience in the nonprofit […]
Partnership with Makueni County
September 30, 2021: Today Prof. Kivutha Kibwana, governor of Makueni County, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Movement for Community-led Development to work together to strengthen people’s participation in local governance. The next step will be to develop action plans and, in particular, explore the establishment of a School for Community-led Development, learning from […]
Citizen Engagement in Global Health
In the 2030 Agenda established in 2015, the world community set bold commitments to “To ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.” (Sustainable Development Goal #3). It followed this up in 2019 with a commitment to Universal Health Coverage (UHC). In the UN System’s Global Action Plan, one of the seven […]
Our September 2021 Global Call was a co-creation of principles for how CLD organizations can effectively engage governments. We were pleased to hear introductory remarks from Jeff Thindwa, Program Manager, Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA). Ann Hendrix-Jenkins presented a framework for the discussion (see slides below) and then breakout groups each created 3-4 guiding […]
Implementing CLD in Makueni County Kenya
August 26, 2021: Makueni County is a leader in citizen engagement in governance. Their governor was the keynote in the launch of the Kenya Chapter in 2019. Here, Mrs. Zipporah (“Zippy”) Wambua, Director of Public Participation and Citizen Engagement, presents their experience in Community-led Development.
What We Learned
For the first time, our collaborative research team shared findings from a rapid realist review of 56 programs globally to understand how facilitation and community leadership enable food security for all.
MCLD-Liberia hosts Youth Day Summit!
The MCLD Liberia Youth Chapter on August 12, 2021 hosted the World Youth Day Summit with about fifty (50) young adult youth under the theme: Shift the power subtopic VISION TO LEAD.
Strategy in Benin plus celebrating Youth Community Leadership
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.
Time to Decolonise Aid!
June 2021: This month the Movement for Community-led Development focused on the Triple Nexus of Peace, Humanitarian Response and Development. “Time to Decolonize Aid” is a new report that emerged from a three-day online consultation with 158 activists, decision- makers, academics, journalists and practitioners across the globe. Participants and guest contributors exchanged insights and local experiences on […]
Practicing CLD: A Training on How to Use the Participatory CLD Assessment Tool
By Janet Kassim, Intern at the Movement for Community-led Development On Tuesday, May 25th, 2021 at 8 AM EDT, a group of about 26 chapter members, program designers, and program implementers from different organizations, time zones, countries, and continents connected virtually on Zoom for MCLD’s first official training on the Participatory CLD Assessment tool organized […]