Training of Trainers for the School for CLD – Session 1!
March 17, 2023 – Wote City, Makueni County, Kenya – Today was the first session of the first School for Community-led Development in Africa! Hear from the Director for Citizen Engagement and public participation, Zipporah Wambua: There are enormous challenges facing the people of Makueni, and they did exercises (which they will recreate locally) to […]
Makueni County launches School for CLD
Thursday, March 16, 2023 marked the official launch of the School for Community-led Development in Makueni County, Kenya. The day included the signing of a revised Memorandum of Understanding with the governor H.E. Multula Kilonzo Junior, CBS elected in 2022. The signing was followed by a very inclusive public event featuring remarks by the governor […]
Disability Inclusion in the Practice of CLD
Our February 2023 global call was inspired by the dynamic participation of disability rights groups in our January 10th call and our recognition that these two movements needed to join forces. This call was not a one-time event but rather the beginning of a journey and a commitment to an every-day negotiation. Join us! Watch […]
International Day of the Girl Child: Reflections by Members of MCLD Kenya
Young girls are tenacious, bold, creative, and courageous, and can transform their communities when they have the necessary power to make a difference. Girls play some of the most critical roles in supporting resilient communities, and at the same time are often the most vulnerable when communities are threatened. Community-led growth demands that girls are […]
One Year of Strengthening Devolution in Kenya
Post by Steve Ogutu, MCLD Kenya This month, we celebrate one year of a transformative partnership with the County Government of Makueni in Kenya. MCLD and the county signed a five-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) on September 30, 2021 to strengthen community-led development as an important tool to tackle development challenges. In just one year, […]
How to Develop Partnerships!
On this month’s global MCLD Zoom Call we learned key principles and inspiring stories from three of our colleagues who had successfully established partnerships and funding through “friend raising” — establishing strong human relationships. Each had reflected on their experiences and shared key principles. Our guest speakers: Arthur Nkosi, Country Director, CorpsAfrica, Malawi Caren Wakoli, […]
USAID Meets with MCLD-Kenya
“I’m Here to Listen and Explore How USAID Can Work Closely with Local Organizations” Michele Sumilas, USAID’s Assistant Administrator while Meeting Kenya’s CBOs On May 27, 2022, Movement for Community-Led Development (MCLD) Kenya Chapter hosted USAID’s delegation led by Ms. Michele Sumilas, Assistant to the Administrator of the Bureau for Policy, Planning, and Learning (PPL). […]
Next Steps for CLD in Kenya!
The Kenya chapter of the Movement for Community-led Development (CLD) met today with Governor Kibwana of Makueni County and several members of his team to discuss next steps in our five-year partnership. A key milestone is to pilot and institutionalize a “School for CLD” inspired by the successful pioneering of this approach in Mexico. During […]
MCLD-Kenya and County Government of Makueni move to deepen CLD
The Movement for Community-led Development (MCLD) and County Government of Makueni (CGM) held a joint workshop (February 28-March 1,2022) to develop an annual workplan to implement the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between MCLD and CGM on September 30 2021. Through this collaboration, MCLD will strengthen the capacity of the county to upscale its community-led […]
All Democracy is Local
A side event to the Summit for Democracy – December 6, 2021 A famous US politician once said “All politics is local.” By this he meant that the success of any political system depends on responding to local needs. Article 21 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights establishes that every person has a right […]