Pandemics, Environment, and Communities

Moderators Gunjan Veda, Movement for Community-Led DevelopmentNelly Mecklenburg, Institute for State Effectiveness Keynote Speakers David Bonnardeaux, Director of Environment, Pact Neil Vora, Pandemic Prevention Fellow, Conservation InternationalJanet Edmond, Senior Director for Peace and Development Partnerships, Conservation International https://youtu.be/nYrFbbRcbEc

Collaborating with Governments During COVID-19

Moderators Gunjan Veda, Movement for Community-Led DevelopmentNelly Mecklenburg, Institute for State Effectiveness Keynote Speakers Dr. Daisy N. Owomugasho, MCLD East Africa Regional DirectorSamuel Mutambo, National Program Director for THP Zambia, MCLD Zambia CoordinatorTindi Sitati, Collaboration Learning and Adaptation Officer for Global Communities, Regional Secretary for AFRICOOP Consortium https://youtu.be/dCq-pFpD3ls Introduction On August 4th, participants across the … Continue reading Collaborating with Governments During COVID-19

Livelihoods, Food Security, Nutrition, and COVID-19

Moderators Gunjan Veda - Movement for Community-led Development, and Nelly Mecklenburg - Institute for State Effectiveness Presenters Karina Sánchez Bazán – FAO MexicoAbdon Michel Lunda – Outreach DRC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLoxL3nMe6o Livelihoods, Food Security, and Nutrition vs. COVID-19 Continuing the dialogue that started with our Food Systems Summit Independent Dialogue (https://bit.ly/MCLDFood), this month’s Adapting CLD to COVID-19 … Continue reading Livelihoods, Food Security, Nutrition, and COVID-19

COVID-19 and Mental Health

Moderators Gunjan Veda - Movement for Community-led Development, and Nelly Mecklenburg - Institute for State Effectiveness When this series first launched more than a year ago, we sought to explore the implications of COVID-19 and necessary adaptations. However, we did not know or expect the pandemic to be with us for so long and have … Continue reading COVID-19 and Mental Health

One Year Later: A Reflection on 12 Months of the Covid-19 Pandemic and Monthly MCLD calls

For the past year, MCLD has been holding monthly calls with partners and organizations around the world to discuss their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic. The calls have been a place for these organizations to collectively brainstorm solutions to problems they were facing and to build international solidarity during this crisis. To commemorate one year … Continue reading One Year Later: A Reflection on 12 Months of the Covid-19 Pandemic and Monthly MCLD calls

Adapting CLD processes to continue through COVID-19

The 10th call in the Adapting CLD Programming to COVID-19 series marked a year (or more) of lockdowns in many parts of the world. The pandemic has forced organizations to pivot their programming and priorities - beyond just the immediate needs and response to the pandemic. During the call, participants heard from organizational representatives and … Continue reading Adapting CLD processes to continue through COVID-19

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