The Movement for Community-led Development is unique because it is not a standalone entity. As of July 2022, we have started a monthly column to share human interest stories that illustrate breakthroughs and learning moments across our membership. Every month, Sera Bulbul interviews a member of our Movement to present key elements of their work and our partnership.
Loren Reyes – Ikapitbisigmo
This month’s column features Loren Reyes of Ikapitbisigmo. Loren is an advocate for inclusive development, and co-founder of Ikapitbisigmo Cooperative. Loren shares about the power of building a strong network, how she began following a community-led approach, and more.
Emmanuel Singa – l’Engagement Communautaire et de Mobilisation Sociale
Emmanuel Singa works on issues of community engagement and social mobilization that enable the community to take local initiatives for development while building on available local resources. In this month’s article, Emmanuel unpacks his vision for MCLD-RCA and his conception of community-led development.
Young Agro-Green Africa Network (YAGANET): Leveraging Community Resources
Baluku Isaya is from the Rwenzori sub-region in Mid-Western Uganda. He is passionate about community-led initiatives and grew up in a farming background, where he cultivated his love of nature. In this month’s column, Baluku shares his journey to founding YAGANET, an organization focused on community-based interventions and unleashing the power in young people and women, and delves into how he lives through a positive mindset to impact his community.