Movement Matters

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.

  • Young Agro-Green Africa Network (YAGANET): Leveraging Community Resources

    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.

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  • Mansofinia Agric Farmers’ Organization: Using what we have to help others

    Mansofinia Agric Farmers’ Organization: Using what we have to help others

    This month’s Movement Matters features Aiah Marrah and Lansana Kondeh, two contributors to the formation of MCLD Sierra Leone and initiators of Mansofinia Agric Farmers’ Organization (MAFO). Aiah and Lansana share their experiences launching a community-based organization and the power of youth in community-led development. 

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  • Amani Initiative: Challenging Societal Norms by Engaging Communities

    Amani Initiative: Challenging Societal Norms by Engaging Communities

    “At Amani Initiative, our strength has been our ability to leverage pathways at the community level,” shares Nixon Ochatre, Founder of Amani Initiative and Chairperson for the MCLD Uganda Chapter. In the fourth edition of the Movement for Community-led Development’s monthly column, Movement Matters, Sera Bulbul and Nixon Ochatre talk about working with community change agents to prevent and respond to child marriage and teenage pregnancy.

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