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Please join us for our next call in the Adapting CLD programming to Covid 19 on June 9. Based on your suggestions this call will focus on Livelihoods and Food and Nutrition Security. We will continue the conversation that started with MCLD’s Independent dialogue on Community-led Food Systems, particularly around Action Track 4 and 5, to answer the following questions through our speakers and breakout groups:
a) What innovations/adaptations have been coming out of communities to deal with livelihoods and food security during the pandemic (that can be adopted in the long term)?
b) What kind of longer-term adaptations are needed in our work – as donors, INGOs, local CSOs and governments- to address this heightening/ ever-present issue?Register for the call here:

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  • Livelihoods, Food Security, Nutrition, and COVID-19
    Moderators Gunjan Veda – Movement for Community-led Development, and Nelly Mecklenburg – Institute for State Effectiveness Livelihoods, Food Security, Nutrition, and COVID-19 Presenters Karina Sánchez Bazán – FAO Mexico Abdon Michel Lunda – Outreach DRC To access or download the slides, click the >> at right.
  • COVID-19 and Mental Health
    Moderators Gunjan Veda – Movement for Community-led Development, and Nelly Mecklenburg – Institute for State Effectiveness When this series first launched more than a year ago, we sought to explore the implications of COVID-19 and necessary adaptations. However, we did not know or expect the pandemic to be with us for so long and have…
  • One Year Later: A Reflection on 12 Months of the Covid-19 Pandemic and Monthly MCLD calls
    For the past year, MCLD has been holding monthly calls with partners and organizations around the world to discuss their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic. The calls have been a place for these organizations to collectively brainstorm solutions to problems they were facing and to build international solidarity during this crisis. To commemorate one year…
  • Adapting CLD processes to continue through COVID-19
    The 10th call in the Adapting CLD Programming to COVID-19 series marked a year (or more) of lockdowns in many parts of the world. The pandemic has forced organizations to pivot their programming and priorities – beyond just the immediate needs and response to the pandemic. During the call, participants heard from organizational representatives and…
  • Stepping into their Role: How Civil Society Organizations can strengthen the COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign
    By Gunjan Veda On December 9,  we polled a virtual room full of civil society representatives if they felt prepared to engage with the World Health Organization and the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on COVID-19 vaccine acceptability and rollout. The answer was a resounding no.  This gathering of community-led development (CLD)…