Events

  • Our May 2023 Global Call: Power to Civil Society Everywhere!

    Our May 2023 Global Call: Power to Civil Society Everywhere!

    In our continuing journey to shift power and resources to community-based organizations (CBOs), we focused this month on two important tools.


  • Partnership with Taita-Taveta County

    Partnership with Taita-Taveta County

    In March 2023, MCLD signed its second county partnership, this with Taita Taveta County. MCLD-Kenya Executive Director Steve Ogutu has recent held meetings with the county leadership and staff. Following the second meeting, H.E. Christine Saru Kilalo, Deputy Governor, provided this message.


  • March Update: Women’s History Month and the launch of Africa’s first School for CLD.

    March Update: Women’s History Month and the launch of Africa’s first School for CLD.

    Listen to the recording of our March 29th call, to noted Indian Muslim feminist Dr. Syeda Hameed on the transformative power of women’s leadership, and from MCLD-Kenya’s Steve Ogutu and Makeuni County director for citizen engagement Zipporah Wambua.


  • S4D – All Politics is Local

    S4D – All Politics is Local

    On the virtual sidelines of this second global Summit for Democracy, The Movement for Community-led Development wants everyone to appreciate the wisdom of the old saying — “All Politics is Local.”


  • Training of Trainers for the School for CLD – Session 1!

    Training of Trainers for the School for CLD – Session 1!

    March 17, 2023 – Wote City, Makueni County, Kenya – Today was the first session of the first School for Community-led Development in Africa! Hear from the Director for Citizen Engagement and public participation, Zipporah Wambua: There are enormous challenges facing the people of Makueni, and they did exercises (which they will recreate locally) to…


  • Makueni County launches School for CLD

    Makueni County launches School for CLD

    Thursday, March 16, 2023 marked the official launch of the School for Community-led Development in Makueni County, Kenya. The day included the signing of a revised Memorandum of Understanding with the governor H.E. Multula Kilonzo Junior, CBS elected in 2022. The signing was followed by a very inclusive public event featuring remarks by the governor…


  • Disability Inclusion in the Practice of CLD

    Disability Inclusion in the Practice of CLD

    Our February 2023 global call was inspired by the dynamic participation of disability rights groups in our January 10th call and our recognition that these two movements needed to join forces. This call was not a one-time event but rather the beginning of a journey and a commitment to an every-day negotiation. Join us! Watch…


  • Our recording from the UN Partnership Forum: Shift the Power for Post-COVID SDG Progress

    Our recording from the UN Partnership Forum: Shift the Power for Post-COVID SDG Progress

    The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) invited all relevant stakeholders to the 2023 Partnership Forum with the theme: “Accelerating the recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at all levels.” MCLD hosted an in-person side event: January 31, 2023 – 8:15am to 9:30am, Conference…


  • Monthly Call! Systems Change and MCLD-Uganda!

    Monthly Call! Systems Change and MCLD-Uganda!

    This month, our colleagues unveiled two new journal articles based on inputs from many of our members, plus we began a new practice of hearing from one MCLD National Association each month. This month featured MCLD-Uganda with its 83 members. We heard from its chair Nixon Ochatre and coordinator Joanna Mbakulo. Update: The journal articles…