Category: Movement Matters
Loren Reyes – Ikapitbisigmo
This month’s column features Loren Reyes of Ikapitbisigmo. Loren is an advocate for inclusive development, and co-founder of Ikapitbisigmo Cooperative. Loren shares about the power of building a strong network, how she began following a community-led approach, and more.
Emmanuel Singa – l’Engagement Communautaire et de Mobilisation Sociale
Emmanuel Singa works on issues of community engagement and social mobilization that enable the community to take local initiatives for development while building on available local resources. In this month’s article, Emmanuel unpacks his vision for MCLD-RCA and his conception of community-led development.
Young Agro-Green Africa Network (YAGANET): Leveraging Community Resources
Baluku Isaya is from the Rwenzori sub-region in Mid-Western Uganda. He is passionate about community-led initiatives and grew up in a farming background, where he cultivated his love of nature. In this month’s column, Baluku shares his journey to founding YAGANET, an organization focused on community-based interventions and unleashing the power in young people and women, and delves into how he lives through a positive mindset to impact his community.
Mansofinia Agric Farmers’ Organization: Using what we have to help others
This month’s Movement Matters features Aiah Marrah and Lansana Kondeh, two contributors to the formation of MCLD Sierra Leone and initiators of Mansofinia Agric Farmers’ Organization (MAFO). Aiah and Lansana share their experiences launching a community-based organization and the power of youth in community-led development.
Amani Initiative: Challenging Societal Norms by Engaging Communities
“At Amani Initiative, our strength has been our ability to leverage pathways at the community level,” shares Nixon Ochatre, Founder of Amani Initiative and Chairperson for the MCLD Uganda Chapter. In the fourth edition of the Movement for Community-led Development’s monthly column, Movement Matters, Sera Bulbul and Nixon Ochatre talk about working with community change agents to prevent and respond to child marriage and teenage pregnancy.
Girl Up: Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders
In the third edition of the Movement for Community-led Development’s monthly column, Movement Matters, Sera Bulbul dives into the essential role of young leaders in gender advocacy and the role of youth in community leadership with Anita Dywaba (Girl Up Leader, Journalist, and Human Rights Activist, South Africa) and Sia Nowrojee (Senior Director, Global Community at Girl Up).
Corps Africa: Locals Helping Locals
In the second edition of the Movement for Community-led Development’s monthly column, Movement Matters, Arthur Nkosi (Director, CorpsAfrica Malawi) unpacks the links between CorpsAfrica and MCLD’s values and shares learnings from experiences in a leadership role at MCLD’s Malawi Chapter.
Restless Development: Doing Development Differently
In this first edition of the new column, Jean Manney (US Director, Restless Development) shares her learnings from being a Movement member and illustrates the power of youth-led and community-led development.