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

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

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

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

“Transform or Die”

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”

Accountability Counsel

On this month's global call of the Movement for Community-led Development, our special presenters were Natalie Bridgeman Fields, founder and executive director of Accountability Counsel, and Samer Araabi, research director whose SSIR article at this link brought us together. To download the slide deck or see it full screen, click the >> at right. Natalie's … Continue reading Accountability Counsel

Measuring Social Capital and Social Cohesion

April 2020 Monthly Global Meeting of the Movement for Community-led Development. This month, a team of researchers from Mercy Corps and the University of Washington presented a new tool kit to address one of the most vexing challenges in Community-led Development -- how do you actually measure what matters? (Starts 11 minutes into the recording) … Continue reading Measuring Social Capital and Social Cohesion