Events

  • Halting Gender-based Violence is Job #1

    Halting Gender-based Violence is Job #1

    First in a series for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. November 25 is the International Day for the elimination of Violence Against Women. Photo: The Hunger Project-Bangladesh. Acid attack survivors speak out. Will we males ever stop abusing women? This issue is so fundamental to all other human progress that each of us needs…


  • System-based approach to Community Led Development (CLD)

    System-based approach to Community Led Development (CLD)

    Presentation at the October 31, 2018 global meeting of the Movement for Community-led Development presented by Ebele Achor, Interim Global Director Capacity Development at Pact.  


  • Sarvodaya Approach to Development

    Sarvodaya Approach to Development

    On September 21, 2018 Dr. Vinya Ariyaratne presented an in-depth look at the the philosophy and approach of the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement of Sri Lanka – a pioneering organizations in community-led development that reaches 15,000 villages – 2/3 of all villages in the country.


  • UNGA 2018: Youth, Technology and Social Business

    UNGA 2018: Youth, Technology and Social Business

    To achieve SDGs, it is critical that youth work actively into the pursuit of the goals. Youth of today tend to be more educated, technologically adept, and resilient to diseases that previous generations were not resilient to.


  • GlobalGiving India

    GlobalGiving India

    On our July 2018 call, Kavita Mathew of GlobalGiving India shared the findings from visits to their partner organizations across 18 states of India to assess the degree to which they are community-led.


  • Integration and Community Leadership Needs More Than Just Funding Changes

    Integration and Community Leadership Needs More Than Just Funding Changes

    The nature of our world is multi-nodal and, with technology, today’s means of accountability, collaboration, communication and fulfillment of responsibilities are evolving to reflect integration. International development needs to catch up – quickly. Locus, Pact, Church World Service, and The Hunger Project – all members of the international Movement for Community-led Development – addressed this…


  • 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”…