Raising Local Resources

On our April 2021 Global Call, our members discussed the challenge of decolonizing aid by meeting core expenses via mobilizing local resources. Our special guests for the call were Eshban Kwesiga of the Global Fund for Community Foundations based in Uganda, shared his own story growing up in a community with no access to government … Continue reading Raising Local Resources


https://youtu.be/CkkV9M-dPHs Started in 2001 as a small component of a large World Bank funded program, discover how PEKKA (Women Headed Family Empowerment) became a nationwide Movement for women's empowerment and change. Nani Zulminarni, the Founder and Chair of PEKKA Foundation shared the story of how change happens and how women lead! The National Solidarity Program … Continue reading MCLD-Asia: PEKKA and NSP

First Asia Zoom Call: Experience Sharing with BRAC and the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement

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

What Transformation Takes

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

Co-creating 2021

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

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

Citizens’ Charter

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

A Reflection on Covid-19 and Community-Led Development: The Journey Thus far

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

Peer Learning Across Countries

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