Events

  • Democracy and Justice

    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 […]


  • July Monthly Call: Youth!

    July Monthly Call: Youth!

    MCLD is committed to powerfully including youth in our Movement. This month we heard from three youth Movement members on how youth are shifting the power across the globe. We also heard from our chapters as they prepare for International Youth Day (August 12). Speakers Left to Right: Alexandre Agbozoh-Guidih (Togo), Gloria Legorreta (Mexico), and […]


  • UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) 2022

    UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) 2022

    When the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were launched (along with MCLD) in September 2015, the UN committed to host a “High-Level Political Forum” each year to review progress. Each year, there is a focus on particular SDGs and country can provide Voluntary National Reports (VNRs). The theme for the 2022 HLPF is “Building back […]


  • What’s Next for MCLD Chapters Across the Globe?

    What’s Next for MCLD Chapters Across the Globe?

    June 29th marks the halfway mark in an amazing year for community-led development.  What have we each achieved? What is our highest priority by the end of 2022?  What messages should MCLD take to the July UN Review of the SDGs? Participants in MCLD’s June Global Call heard about a new 3-year campaign in Ghana to strengthen local […]


  • Ending Hunger and CLD

    Ending Hunger and CLD

    On May 25, 2022 the Movement for Community-led Development discussed our role in ending world hunger. This call leads up to the World Hunger Day social media campaign on May 28. The Hunger Project recently conducted a comprehensive literature review on the causal links between CLD and ending hunger. We encourage you to review the […]


  • Strengthening Capacity for CLD

    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: […]


  • Reflection on Webinar: Challenges to Shifting the Power

    Reflection on Webinar: Challenges to Shifting the Power

    #ShiftThePower is becoming one of international development’s most prominent buzzwords. There is widespread consensus that currently, power is in the hands of donors and international NGOs…


  • Skoll World Forum Event: Community-Led Development for a Partnership-Based Society

    Skoll World Forum Event: Community-Led Development for a Partnership-Based Society

    We partnered with OneVillage Partners to co-host an event at the Skoll World Forum! Together, we unpacked buzzwords like localization and capacity strengthening. It is essential to #ShiftThePower from the traditional binary of “experts” imposing knowledge on the “non-experts” for participatory #CommunityLed development. We heard the exciting journeys of community-led development champions, ranging from community leaders in […]


  • NGO CSW Parallel Event: Climate Disruptors

    NGO CSW Parallel Event: Climate Disruptors

    We have all heard of Greta Thunberg, but did you know thousands of young women around the world are also taking action for Climate Justice? On March 23, the Movement for Community-led Development co-hosted a Parallel Event to the 2022 UN Commission on the Status of Women diving into how four young women are engaging […]