Events

  • The struggle for human rights starts in the community

    The struggle for human rights starts in the community

    December 10 is Human Rights Day – the anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. I recently attended a meeting with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, a distinguished statesman who must deal on a daily basis with the most horrific violators of human […]


  • SDGs Compacts 2020

    SDGs Compacts 2020

    Dr. Paul S. Zeitz, former director of Data Revolution at the U.S. State Department and now at movement member Global Development Incubator, presented the concept for accountability in localizing the SDGs at the October global meeting of the Movement for Community-Led Development (CLD). Paul’s slides In addition, click here to download the pdf of his […]


  • A Toe-hold for Localizing the SDGs: Top 10 things we learned at the HLPF

    A Toe-hold for Localizing the SDGs: Top 10 things we learned at the HLPF

    From July 10-19, 2017 world leaders gathered at the 2017 High Level Political Forum to review progress on the 2030 Agenda – the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). (See the 2017 Report here). This year, the focus was on poverty, hunger, health, gender equality, infrastructure and the seas. Here are my takeaways, looking through our “bottom-up” […]


  • 10 Ways to #ShiftThePower

    10 Ways to #ShiftThePower

    July 10, 2017 began the second UN High Level Political Forum on progress in achieving the SDGs. The key is to shift the power from top-down to bottom up.


  • Leave No Voice Behind

    Leave No Voice Behind

    Our 2017 InterAction Forum Workshop. Within country-owned strategies, NGOs have a competitive advantage in community-mobilization and capacity building. How can we work together to ensure that all people enjoy the right to take charge of their own development through country-owned programs of community-led development?


  • CSW 2017 – Leave No Woman’s Voice Behind: Community-led Development at Scale

    CSW 2017 – Leave No Woman’s Voice Behind: Community-led Development at Scale

    The Movement for Community-led Development will once again host a parallel event during the 61st Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women.


  • Putting People First at #UNGA

    Putting People First at #UNGA

    September 22, 2016 – New York City, NY: “Putting People First: Community-led Development” featured leaders from the UN and Civil Civil Society describing the growing momentum for community-led development as the best pathway to achieving the integrated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The event was hosted by The Movement for Community-led Development during the week of the […]


  • The White House Summit on Global Development: Celebration, Legacy, and Looking Forward

    The White House Summit on Global Development: Celebration, Legacy, and Looking Forward

    The Obama administration took July 20th to celebrate almost eight years of global development policies, strategies, and initiatives. The summit hosted six panels around youth, partnerships, governance, food security, energy, and global health. Each panel discussed successes and lessons learned, many of which hold the essence of the principles of community-led development. Practices like subnational […]


  • Watch the June 7 Webinar on Integrated Response Approach

    Watch the June 7 Webinar on Integrated Response Approach

    Here is the recording of our second webinar – with Donal Reilly of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to discuss an approach to address the #1 complaint from households in emergency response situations — that they get “assessed” by multiple agencies, some of whom they never see again. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8fMyUBHmmA] Click here to download a discussion paper, and […]