On 16 September, on the margins of the 75th UN General Assembly, we held a webinar to focus attention on the vital role of community leadership in the global fight against COVID-19. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zJu01gtzik Featured Panelist: Bineta Diop; Special Envoy of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on Women, Peace and Security Mme Bineta Diop … Continue reading UNGA75: Relive our event!
We have all heard horror stories of large-scale development projects destroying the livelihoods of poor communities. How can low-income communities hold international financial institutions such as the World Bank accountable? How can they even find out that these projects are coming their way?
Notes and recordings from our July 2020 Monthly Call Our featured speaker this month was Danny Sriskandarajah, chief executive of Oxfam GB and former head of Civicus, a global alliance dedicated to strengthening civil society around the world. Danny described the transformation underway at Oxfam -- towards a future where their current program countries are … Continue reading “Transform or Die”
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
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
https://youtu.be/5Sug1COt3ww November 2019 monthly global meeting of the Movement for Community-led Development, featuring a tutorial on Collective Impact 3.0 and the Water of System Change by Ann Hendrix-Jenkins, reports from participants at six international conferences, and news from East and West Africa country chapters. Click here to view the slide deck!
A full-day symposium on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi Date: October 2, 2019 On the day he was assassinated, Mahatma Gandhi left behind a message - what he called a "talisman." He said, we must think of the face of the poorest person we've ever seen and ask whether the action we contemplate will … Continue reading Standing for Human Dignity: #ShiftThePower by Transforming our Language and Actions
This year's UN High-level Political Forum (HLPF) to track progress on the 2030 Agenda - the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was particularly important to the Movement as Goal 16 - Peace and Inclusive Good Governance - was on the agenda. (Featured photo with the star of the "Citizen-generated Data" session, 14-year-old Roslinda from Indonesia) A … Continue reading Our time at the 2019 UN High-level political forum
Our world is changing from the ground up. Whether a community-owned pub in the UK, participatory budget-making in Spain, a community endowment fund in Zimbabwe, or a post-earthquake bare-foot volunteer programme in Nepal, local communities are finding new ways of deciding things and doing things for themselves.
Every year, thousands of women’s rights activists from around the world converge on UN Headquarters in New York to push world leaders ever closer - inch by inch - to realizing the vision of women’s full and equal participation. This year’s 63rd session on the Commission on the Status of Women paid special attention to … Continue reading Dignity, Equality and Social Protection: A Call for Integrated Strategies at CSW