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?
Notes and recordings from our July 2020 Monthly Call Our featured speaker this month was Danny Sriskandarajah, chief executive of Oxfam GB and former head of Civicus, a global alliance dedicated to strengthening civil society around the world. Danny described the transformation underway at Oxfam -- towards a future where their current program countries are … Continue reading “Transform or Die”
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
On this month's global call of the Movement for Community-led Development, our special presenters were Natalie Bridgeman Fields, founder and executive director of Accountability Counsel, and Samer Araabi, research director whose SSIR article at this link brought us together. To download the slide deck or see it full screen, click the >> at right. Natalie's … Continue reading Accountability Counsel
Happy World Environment Day! Rural communities are playing a vital role in restoring our natural environment - they are the people most dependent on a vibrant, sustainable environment. Watch how former poachers change their ways through community action. Image iStock: Rusanovska https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KV-U-6AWsrQ Read more on how community-led development and nature conservation go hand-in-hand in Malawi.
A founding goal of our Movement has been to raise the profile of Community-led Development in mainstream development discourse. Unicef has taken a major step in that direction by developing and launching standards and indicators for community engagement in its programs. We were delighted to welcome Rania Elessawi, Communication for Development Specialist (Planning and Monitoring) … Continue reading Unicef’s new Minimum Standards for Community Engagement
A special Learning Session In this year of Beijing+25 the session theme is Harnessing the power of Gender Equality featuring Geeta Rao Gupta (UNF and 3D), Hemlata Verma (ICRW) and Mary Kate Costello (THP). The full program with speaker bios and their slide decks are below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoEIuf1lUo0 Program-and-Speaker-BiosDownload 3D-Program-MCLD-March-25-2020Download GEMS_learnings-on-primary-prevention-of-GBV_for-ciruclation_-ICRW-March-2020Download Girls-LEAD-PPT_MCLD-Mar-2020Download
Grace Boone of CDA Collaborative and David Yamron of Search for Common Ground were the special guests at our meeting today, briefing us on a project central to Community-led Development - "Stopping As Success: Transitioning to Locally Led Development." The project website here has just gone live, and will feature 20 case studies and tools. … Continue reading Stopping As Success: January 2020 MCLD Meeting