Community action, levers of change: Reorienting more inclusive & resilient local food systems

Abstract: Food and market systems consistently evolve requiring astute management by suppliers to remain competitive. To meet this challenge, World Vision invests in smallholder farmer entrepreneurship. Through training, mentoring and technical support to networks of market actors, World Vision catalyzes food and market systems change through intergroup collaboration and market-driven intragroup competition, leading to a … Continue reading Community action, levers of change: Reorienting more inclusive & resilient local food systems

Outreach International: Mobilizing Resilient Community-Led Food Systems

By Dr. Kevin W. Prine President & CEO, Outreach International Alongside our local program partners and leaders, Outreach International supports communities to organize and access the resources necessary to overcome their most pressing challenges. For many households, such challenges pertain to food shortages, and it is through processes that are community-led, driven, and owned that … Continue reading Outreach International: Mobilizing Resilient Community-Led Food Systems

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

Systems Thinking for Community-led Food Systems

John Coonrod, PhD. Executive Vice President, The Hunger Project and coordinator, the Movement for Community-led Development, 31 March 2021 Abstract: The pandemic has shown us once again that our current, increasingly centralized food system not only fails to meet the basic requirement of ensuring year-round affordable access to nutrition rich food for all, it has … Continue reading Systems Thinking for Community-led Food Systems

Facilitating Group Discussions

Photo by Antenna on Unsplash Description: This guide is for group discussions designed to explore one's own views and views of others, to share specific information and to hear about the views and perspectives of others, and to lead a group decision. Quick Tip: This guide is an easier read but is not very organized. … Continue reading Facilitating Group Discussions

COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqgSzNOV0Nw Adapting CLD Processes to Continue Through COVID-19: Vaccine Preparedness December 9, 2020 The ninth global CLD and Covid-19 call hosted by the Movement for Community Led Development (MCLD) brought together MCLD members and experts from global health and civil society organizations to discuss the development of COVID-19 vaccines and the role of community organizations … Continue reading COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Community Action for Nutrition

November 24, 2020: What are the linkages between community-led development, nutritional health, and local resilience? And how has the COVID era highlighted the urgent need for all three? An MCLD sponsored event offered practical insights to these questions and more through presentations from Nuru Nigeria, Gardens for Health in Rwanda, and Uganda’s Food Rights Alliance, … Continue reading Community Action for Nutrition

Social Accountability and CLD

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

Community is key to Universal Health Coverage (UHC)

Top 10 Recommendations of the Movement for Community-led Development to the World Health Organization Executive Board, February 2020. Everyone wants a healthy life for themselves and their families. To achieve this, people must have affordable and accountable access to quality health care and disease prevention, as well as information that they trust on the social … Continue reading Community is key to Universal Health Coverage (UHC)

Dignity, Equality and Social Protection: A Call for Integrated Strategies at CSW

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