Stepping into their Role: How Civil Society Organizations can strengthen the COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign

By Gunjan Veda On December 9,  we polled a virtual room full of civil society representatives if they felt prepared to engage with the World Health Organization and the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on COVID-19 vaccine acceptability and rollout. The answer was a resounding no.  This gathering of community-led development (CLD) … Continue reading Stepping into their Role: How Civil Society Organizations can strengthen the COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign

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

Covid 19 Vaccine: Access, Preparedness and Information

https://youtu.be/NStKcvkKtXA In response from community leaders around the world, senior representatives from the WHO and civil society presented an initial briefing on COVID-19 vaccines and the strategies for equitable access and community engagement. Click to read the the key takeaways in English or French. The WHO Team has also answered all the audience questions. You … Continue reading Covid 19 Vaccine: Access, Preparedness and Information

A Reflection on Covid-19 and Community-Led Development: The Journey Thus far

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=004TOcelgxk Wednesday, October 21 at 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EST) Facilitators: Gunjan Veda (MCLD) and Nelly Mecklenberg (Institute for State Effectiveness) As the Adapting Community-Led Development (CLD) to Covid 19 series moved into its seventh month, participants from around the world took time to reflect on their experiences and discuss what had changed over … Continue reading A Reflection on Covid-19 and Community-Led Development: The Journey Thus far

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

Community Leaders Fighting COVID-19: A Global Conversation at UNGA75

On September 16, 2020, the Movement for Community-led Development organized a global conversation around community leaders fighting the COVID-19 pandemic as a side event for the 75th United Nations General Assembly. With speakers from the community, institutional, and policy level, the discussion sought to facilitate a knowledge exchange and advocate for the inclusion of community … Continue reading Community Leaders Fighting COVID-19: A Global Conversation at UNGA75

Adapting CLD to Covid 19 and Beyond: Government Engagement (Call 5)

Wednesday, August 19 at 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (EST) Facilitators: Gunjan Veda (MCLD) and Nelly Mecklenberg (Institute for State Effectiveness) During the fifth call in the Adapting CLD to Covid 19 series, participants reflected on government engagement with communities and civil society during the Covid 19 pandemic. This was particularly pertinent in advance of … Continue reading Adapting CLD to Covid 19 and Beyond: Government Engagement (Call 5)

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

Social Accountability and CLD in Covid-19 Response

By Gunjan Veda and Rowlands Kaotcha Published June 29, 2020 by Global Partnership for Social Accountability. Shortly after the WHO declared Covid19 a global pandemic, community leaders in Bangladesh realized the need to organize to limit its spread and ensure social protection for the most vulnerable. They began enrolling volunteers to form Village Development Teams … Continue reading Social Accountability and CLD in Covid-19 Response

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yFZNL6ViuI Wednesday, June 17th at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm (EST) Facilitators: Gunjan Veda (MCLD) and Nelly Mecklenburg (ISE)  The Movement for Community-Led Development (MCLD) organized the third global call to continue the collective brainstorming around how to adapt programming to address the challenges posed by Covid-19 on June 17th, 2020. The focus of the … Continue reading “Adapting CLD Processes to Covid 19 Brainstorm Session 3: Scenario Planning for Crisis Response”