March 17, 2021: More than 40 Community-led Development practitioners and supporters from across Asia - from Afghanistan to Australia - came together last night to discuss the methodologies of two of the largest, oldest and most successful Community-led Development (CLD) programs in the world: BRAC's Community Empowerment Program (link to their website), which currently reaches … Continue reading First Asia Zoom Call: Experience Sharing with BRAC and the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement
February 2021: This month, the MCLD Learning Working Group hosted a discussion on responsible transitions to locally led entities including Grace Boone, Program Manager at CDA Collaborative Learning, Pauline Wambeti, Director of Nuru Kenya, and Sia Nowrojee, program lead of the UN Foundation's Girl Up program. Our speakers discussed practical lessons for how shifts in … Continue reading What Transformation Takes
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
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
Recording and notes from today's global call of the Movement for Community-led Development featuring the Citizens' Charter National Priority Program of Afghanistan, and government-implemented CLD programs in Indonesia and Uzbekistan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONw6BpgVoV4 Presenters: Mr. Mujeeb Habib, Head of Capacity Development, Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, Afghanistan Ms. Nani Zulminarni, Founder and Director, Pekka (Female Headed … Continue reading Citizens’ Charter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=004TOcelgxk Wednesday, October 21 at 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EST) Facilitators: Gunjan Veda (MCLD) and Nelly Mecklenberg (Institute for State Effectiveness) As the Adapting Community-Led Development (CLD) to Covid 19 series moved into its seventh month, participants from around the world took time to reflect on their experiences and discuss what had changed over … Continue reading A Reflection on Covid-19 and Community-Led Development: The Journey Thus far
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
Wednesday, August 19 at 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (EST) Facilitators: Gunjan Veda (MCLD) and Nelly Mecklenberg (Institute for State Effectiveness) During the fifth call in the Adapting CLD to Covid 19 series, participants reflected on government engagement with communities and civil society during the Covid 19 pandemic. This was particularly pertinent in advance of … Continue reading Adapting CLD to Covid 19 and Beyond: Government Engagement (Call 5)
On 16 September, on the margins of the 75th UN General Assembly, we held a webinar to focus attention on the vital role of community leadership in the global fight against COVID-19. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zJu01gtzik Featured Panelist: Bineta Diop; Special Envoy of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on Women, Peace and Security Mme Bineta Diop … Continue reading UNGA75: Relive our event!
We have all heard horror stories of large-scale development projects destroying the livelihoods of poor communities. How can low-income communities hold international financial institutions such as the World Bank accountable? How can they even find out that these projects are coming their way?