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.
MCLD Listening Cafés: Bring your voice to our transition
MCLD has begun a process to co-create our future. At this time, we have designed an outreach conversation with members and other stakeholders that will take the form of a Listening Café. We invite you to sign up for a 45-minute meeting to bring your voice to this moment of transition while we intentionally listen. […]
Addressing Nutrition Crises in South Asia
On February 1, the Movement for Community-led Development partnered with InterAction on their next Big Think session on U.S. Global Food Security Response: Zeroing in on Local Leadership. In a thoughtful discussion moderated by MCLD-Uganda’s Sophie Kange, participants came together to learn about the U.S. global food security response from the perspectives of local and […]
MCLD Highlights of 2022
With our members’ leadership and commitment, community-led development (CLD) continued to gain traction this year and we have seen how differently CLD can be done through diverse local visions. Looking to 2023, we are eager to continue this push to center local voices! Join us in celebrating some of the Movement for Community-led Development’s highlights […]
Reflection on MCLD’s (Un)Learning Labs
“Unlearning is the highest level of learning” You know that feeling when you find something that you have been searching for your entire life? You step in the room…virtual or in-person…listen, and slowly find yourself instantly nodding in agreement, while also asking the question, “How am I just now finding myself here?” I know the […]
#ShiftThePower for Health Equity
A major theme at the 2022 Global Health Council’s Landscape Symposium has been health equity. We in MCLD believe that the only way to ensure people’s right to health is to ensure they have the collective voice to demand it. We organized a concurrent session at the symposium to address the question — now that […]
Self-reliant action in Liberia
MCLD-Liberia reports it has recently mobilized its members for a series of self-reliant community-led action projects. In these recent photos, you see the graduation from the chapter’s Home, Business and community management program, and a community action program to build walkways to deal with flooding.
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.
MCLD at the UN General Assembly
While the official proceedings at the opening of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly were pretty grim — the Secretary General stated “Our world is in peril — and paralyzed.” – and while virtually no civil society participation in the high-level events was permitted – we civil society members participated in dozens of […]
How does Locally Led Development Work?
The Movement for Community-led Development, The Hunger Project and World Vision launch the new USAID-funded LIFE Project in Bangladesh and Ethiopia to create and measure locally led and climate, conflict and economically-resilient development programs.