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

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

Citizens’ Charter

Recording and notes from today's global call of the Movement for Community-led Development featuring the Citizens' Charter National Priority Program of Afghanistan, and government-implemented CLD programs in Indonesia and Uzbekistan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONw6BpgVoV4 Presenters: Mr. Mujeeb Habib, Head of Capacity Development, Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, Afghanistan Ms. Nani Zulminarni, Founder and Director, Pekka (Female Headed … Continue reading Citizens’ Charter

Peer Learning Across Countries

Our national chapters comprise more than 1,000 community-based organizations and many networks. Each month they meet at the national and global level -- often with topical guest speakers. This month chapter leaders themselves presented strategies and priorities, and Benin presented a case study of successful influence with the health ministry and Benin's national response strategy. … Continue reading Peer Learning Across Countries

#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

#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.

Stopping As Success: January 2020 MCLD Meeting

Grace Boone of CDA Collaborative and David Yamron of Search for Common Ground were the special guests at our meeting today, briefing us on a project central to Community-led Development - "Stopping As Success: Transitioning to Locally Led Development." The project website here has just gone live, and will feature 20 case studies and tools. … Continue reading Stopping As Success: January 2020 MCLD Meeting

Unleash Women’s Power: Neighborhood Groups in Kerala

By Father Edwin M. John - a submission to the UN Commission on the Status of Women A massive experiment in the State of Kerala, India, points the way to a new political order in terms of global governance from below, to ensure empowerment of women,  in a wide-reaching and sustainable manner. The experiment, Kudumbashree, … Continue reading Unleash Women’s Power: Neighborhood Groups in Kerala