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 […]
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 […]
Monthly Call! Systems Change and MCLD-Uganda!
This month, our colleagues unveiled two new journal articles based on inputs from many of our members, plus we began a new practice of hearing from one MCLD National Association each month. This month featured MCLD-Uganda with its 83 members. We heard from its chair Nixon Ochatre and coordinator Joanna Mbakulo. Update: The journal articles […]
Shaping USAID’s 50% metric
Today more than 190 representatives of community-based organizations engaged with USAID officials on the process of fulfilling the administrator’s goal that 50% of USAID programs will put communities in the driver’s seat. Here is the recording — we still have lots of work to do to distill the wisdom of the participants, so come back […]
#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 […]
Co-creating the future of MCLD — November 30, 2022 Global Zoom Call
As CLD gains traction with policy makers, we have new opportunities for impact and influence that surpass our current structure and budget. This month’s call was to launch a global process to create a new organizational structure! This call followed up a workshop in early October, at which representative subgroup of MCLD leaders and outside […]
Standing with small-scale producers at the World Bank Annual Meetings
During the World Bank Annual meetings in Washington DC on October 12, 2022, civil society and World Bank officials discussed ways to #ShiftThePower to small-scale producers. The event — Good Food Begins with Farmers: building resilience to prevent future food crises addressed the food crisis caused by climate change, conflict, inflation and COVID-19, which is […]
USAID’s New Local Capacity Strengthening Policy
For this month’s call, we were joined by Colleen Brady and Arjun Tasker from USAID to update us on the new Local Capacity Strengthening Policy and how the inputs from MCLD and others have been incorporated.
Democracy and Justice
Our August 2022 Global Call On our monthly call for the Movement for Community-led Developmentand as we prepare for International Day of Democracy and the UN General Assembly, we heard from two inspiring leaders: Christina Ruhinda, executive director, Tanzania Network of Legal Aid Providers(TANLAP) and Maybin Machalo, Director of Corporate Services, Local Government Association of […]
Strengthening Capacity for CLD
The April 2022 Monthly Call focused on a key priority for the Movement — strengthening the capacity of our national chapters and civil society in general — and how the CLD Assessment Tool can support that goal. We hear experiences from seven members in five countries: Outreach International : Cassidy Miller Global Fund for Children: […]