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Local Means Local: Community Leadership and Facilitation in CLD

Local Means Local: Community Leadership and Facilitation in CLD, a two-part multi-lingual learning event to share the findings from phase 2 of our collaborative research. We shared the key findings, implications, and recommendations from a Rapid Realist Review of 56 community-led programs.

Catch Up with the National Chapters: September 2021

Our National Chapters have had a busy month of strengthening their internal understanding and practice of community-led development.  Photo Credit: Jude Nwachukwu The Liberia Chapter hosted a knowledge sharing event to launch a Farmer’s Learning and Action Group. The attention and excitement generated demonstrated the powerful convening role that our National Chapters have; 50 farmers … Continue reading Catch Up with the National Chapters: September 2021

Exploring Dynamic, Community-led WASH Systems

Millions of people around the world continue to suffer from inadequate access to safely managed water, sanitation and hygiene facilities. Our Dialogue on August 19th explores the importance of community-led approaches in achieving SDG #6 and improving global WASH planning and implementation. John Oldfield, Principal, Global Water 2020 John has two decades of experience in the nonprofit … Continue reading Exploring Dynamic, Community-led WASH Systems

Promoting Access to Justice Through Community-led Approaches

There are about 5 billion people globally whose justice needs are unmet, including those who cannot obtain justice for everyday problems, those who are excluded from opportunities the law provides, and those who live in extreme conditions of injustice. While there are different justice systems in different parts of the world, this event will focus on how we can use community-led … Continue reading Promoting Access to Justice Through Community-led Approaches

Partnership with Makueni County

September 30, 2021: Today Prof. Kivutha Kibwana, governor of Makueni County, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Movement for Community-led Development to work together to strengthen people's participation in local governance. The next step will be to develop action plans and, in particular, explore the establishment of a School for Community-led Development, learning from … Continue reading Partnership with Makueni County

Citizen Engagement in Global Health

In the 2030 Agenda established in 2015, the world community set bold commitments to "To ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages." (Sustainable Development Goal #3). It followed this up in 2019 with a commitment to Universal Health Coverage (UHC). In the UN System's Global Action Plan, one of the seven … Continue reading Citizen Engagement in Global Health

Engaging Governments

Our September 2021 Global Call was a co-creation of principles for how CLD organizations can effectively engage governments. We were pleased to hear introductory remarks from Jeff Thindwa, Program Manager, Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA). Ann Hendrix-Jenkins presented a framework for the discussion (see slides below) and then breakout groups each created 3-4 guiding … Continue reading Engaging Governments

Strengthening Community-Led Health Systems

On September 28, 2021, The Movement for Community-Led Development (MCLD) in partnership with the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CANWACH), organized a special dialogue on Strengthening Community-Led Development Health Systems. This was part of an ongoing series of Sector Dialogues being organized by MCLD in order to engage with sector experts to promote … Continue reading Strengthening Community-Led Health Systems

Pandemics, Environment, and Communities

Moderators Gunjan Veda, Movement for Community-Led DevelopmentNelly Mecklenburg, Institute for State Effectiveness Keynote Speakers David Bonnardeaux, Director of Environment, Pact Neil Vora, Pandemic Prevention Fellow, Conservation InternationalJanet Edmond, Senior Director for Peace and Development Partnerships, Conservation International https://youtu.be/nYrFbbRcbEc

Localizing Livelihoods: Expanding Opportunities in Communities

The Movement's second Sector Dialogue, Localizing Livelihoods: Expanding Opportunities in Communities, took place on September 16th. Watch the recording here: https://youtu.be/Lpfq686HRwE Our moderator for this event was Dr. Laté Lawson-Lartego (DBA)  Interim Co-Vice President, Global Program at Oxfam America. Panelists Dr. Stephen Commins, UCLA Silvya Kananu, Irex Adesuwa Ifedi, Heifer International Facilitators Eric Muñoz, Oxfam Anna Kovasna, GEN … Continue reading Localizing Livelihoods: Expanding Opportunities in Communities