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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
The Hunger Project-Mexico has developed and implemented a comprehensive curriculum to empower local stakeholders in mobilizing communities to take change of their own development.