July 28, 2021 – On the monthly global call, members shared stories of youth community leadership, and took a deep dive with our West Africa Regional Director – Pascal Djohossou – into the strategic process and impact of MCLD-Benin.
June 2021: This month the Movement for Community-led Development focused on the Triple Nexus of Peace, Humanitarian Response and Development. “Time to Decolonize Aid” is a new report that emerged from a three-day online consultation with 158 activists, decision- makers, academics, journalists and practitioners across the globe. Participants and guest contributors exchanged insights and local experiences on … Continue reading Time to Decolonise Aid!
Moderators Gunjan Veda - Movement for Community-led Development, and Nelly Mecklenburg - Institute for State Effectiveness Presenters Karina Sánchez Bazán – FAO MexicoAbdon Michel Lunda – Outreach DRC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLoxL3nMe6o Livelihoods, Food Security, and Nutrition vs. COVID-19 Continuing the dialogue that started with our Food Systems Summit Independent Dialogue (https://bit.ly/MCLDFood), this month’s Adapting CLD to COVID-19 … Continue reading Livelihoods, Food Security, Nutrition, and COVID-19
By Janet Kassim, Intern at the Movement for Community-led Development On Tuesday, May 25th, 2021 at 8 AM EDT, a group of about 26 chapter members, program designers, and program implementers from different organizations, time zones, countries, and continents connected virtually on Zoom for MCLD’s first official training on the CLD Assessment tool organized by … Continue reading Practicing CLD: A Training on How to Use the CLD Assessment Tool
By Kristiann Koris and Anya Petranovic Introduction In September 2021, the UN Secretary-General will convene a Food Systems Summit as part of the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. In response to the Summit’s invitation for civil society participation, the Movement for Community-led Development (MCLD) is taking bold and … Continue reading Key Takeaways from our Independent Food Systems Dialogue
By Tim Prewitt, CEO - The Hunger Project This year, the world is coming together to chart a path toward a more sustainable and equitable food system—a system that can meet the demands of our ever-growing population and is resilient to environmental shocks. Having spent my career working on food systems, I can easily say … Continue reading Food Systems For All
Featured photo: Primary school students receiving a nutritious, daily school meal with USDA donated commodities from PCI’s McGovern-Dole project in Huehuetenango, Guatemala and commodities purchased by PTAs with funds from Guatemala’s Ministry of Education. Photo Credit: Project Concern International, a Global Communities Partner Written by Stephanie Gaffney, Technical Advisor for Integrated School Feeding and Sustainable … Continue reading Shifting the Power: Sustaining School Feeding Programs through Active Stakeholder Engagement
Featured Photo Credit: IIRR By Peter Williams, President, International Institute of Rural Reconstruction A stark global demographic projection, paired with the limited capacity to produce food at a low environmental cost, is cause for one of the most food insecure periods in modern times. The food crisis affecting more than 25% of the world’s population … Continue reading Community-led Food System Models: Self-Sustaining and Shock-Resilient
By Eugene Cho, President/CEO, Bread for the World Rev. Dr. Heber M. Brown III, the senior pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland, would not have expected the food system in the community to play such a large role in his ministry. But when he joined Pleasant Hope in 2010, he soon found himself praying with ailing members of the church beside their hospital beds. Diabetes and other chronic conditions related to … Continue reading A Garden of Inspiration in Baltimore