Raising Local Resources

On our April 2021 Global Call, our members discussed the challenge of decolonizing aid by meeting core expenses via mobilizing local resources. Our special guests for the call were Eshban Kwesiga of the Global Fund for Community Foundations based in Uganda, shared his own story growing up in a community with no access to government … Continue reading Raising Local Resources

MCLD-Asia: PEKKA and NSP

https://youtu.be/CkkV9M-dPHs Started in 2001 as a small component of a large World Bank funded program, discover how PEKKA (Women Headed Family Empowerment) became a nationwide Movement for women's empowerment and change. Nani Zulminarni, the Founder and Chair of PEKKA Foundation shared the story of how change happens and how women lead! The National Solidarity Program … Continue reading MCLD-Asia: PEKKA and NSP

Feminism and Food Systems

The March global Zoom gathering of the Movement for Community-led Development featured special presentations by: Ritu Sharma, president of Radiant Advocacy and a member of the Steering Committee of the Coalition for a Feminist Foreign Policy in the United States. Learn more at this link, and scroll to the bottom to sign on!Joanna Veltri, chief … Continue reading Feminism and Food Systems

First Asia Zoom Call: Experience Sharing with BRAC and the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement

March 17, 2021: More than 40 Community-led Development practitioners and supporters from across Asia - from Afghanistan to Australia - came together last night to discuss the methodologies of two of the largest, oldest and most successful Community-led Development (CLD) programs in the world: BRAC's Community Empowerment Program (link to their website), which currently reaches … Continue reading First Asia Zoom Call: Experience Sharing with BRAC and the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement

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

President Joyce Banda to Keynote January 27 Event

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Joyce Banda, the 1997 Africa Prize Laureate and former president of Malawi will deliver the keynote address at our upcoming event. President Banda has recently devoted her energies to a new community development initiative in her country.  On Wednesday, January 27, we will host our first major Zoom … Continue reading President Joyce Banda to Keynote January 27 Event

Co-creating 2021

December’s global call by the Movement for Community-Led Development provided our movement members and national chapter leaders with the opportunity to reflect on 2020 and think collaboratively towards co-creating 2021. As Raj Kuman recently said, 2020 may have set back development by a decade, but it also accelerated the transformation of development by a decade. … Continue reading Co-creating 2021

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

Measurement Tools for CLD

At the November 25, 2020 Monthly Global Zoom Call, we introduced two new tools: Catholic Relief Services presented their Mini-Social Cohesion Barometer and our Scoping Subgroup introduced their CLD Assessment tool. Click here to learn more about the CLD Assessment Tool. Click here to learn more about the Mini-Social Cohesion Barometer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPYu-YoPO-k