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President Joyce Banda to Keynote January 27 Event

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Joyce Banda, the 1997 Africa Prize Laureate and former president of Malawi will deliver the keynote address at our upcoming event. President Banda has recently devoted her energies to a new community development initiative in her country.  On Wednesday, January 27, we will host our first major Zoom … Continue reading President Joyce Banda to Keynote January 27 Event

Stepping into their Role: How Civil Society Organizations can strengthen the COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign

By Gunjan Veda On December 9,  we polled a virtual room full of civil society representatives if they felt prepared to engage with the World Health Organization and the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on COVID-19 vaccine acceptability and rollout. The answer was a resounding no.  This gathering of community-led development (CLD) … Continue reading Stepping into their Role: How Civil Society Organizations can strengthen the COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign

Co-creating 2021

December’s global call by the Movement for Community-Led Development provided our movement members and national chapter leaders with the opportunity to reflect on 2020 and think collaboratively towards co-creating 2021. As Raj Kuman recently said, 2020 may have set back development by a decade, but it also accelerated the transformation of development by a decade. … Continue reading Co-creating 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqgSzNOV0Nw Adapting CLD Processes to Continue Through COVID-19: Vaccine Preparedness December 9, 2020 The ninth global CLD and Covid-19 call hosted by the Movement for Community Led Development (MCLD) brought together MCLD members and experts from global health and civil society organizations to discuss the development of COVID-19 vaccines and the role of community organizations … Continue reading COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Community Action for Nutrition

November 24, 2020: What are the linkages between community-led development, nutritional health, and local resilience? And how has the COVID era highlighted the urgent need for all three? An MCLD sponsored event offered practical insights to these questions and more through presentations from Nuru Nigeria, Gardens for Health in Rwanda, and Uganda’s Food Rights Alliance, … Continue reading Community Action for Nutrition

Measurement Tools for CLD

At the November 25, 2020 Monthly Global Zoom Call, we introduced two new tools: Catholic Relief Services presented their Mini-Social Cohesion Barometer and our Scoping Subgroup introduced their CLD Assessment tool. Click here to learn more about the CLD Assessment Tool. Click here to learn more about the Mini-Social Cohesion Barometer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPYu-YoPO-k

Mini-Social Cohesion Barometer

On our November 25, 2020 Global Call, Robert (Bob) Groelsema and Bridget Kimball will present CRS’ newly published, “Mini-Social Cohesion Barometer (mini-SCB).” The mini-SCB grew out of a series of workshops attended by Christians, Muslims, civil servants, and civil society and business leaders in war-torn Central African Republic (CAR). Participants eagerly embraced the tool because … Continue reading Mini-Social Cohesion Barometer

Covid 19 Vaccine: Access, Preparedness and Information

https://youtu.be/NStKcvkKtXA In response from community leaders around the world, senior representatives from the WHO and civil society presented an initial briefing on COVID-19 vaccines and the strategies for equitable access and community engagement. Click to read the the key takeaways in English or French. The WHO Team has also answered all the audience questions. You … Continue reading Covid 19 Vaccine: Access, Preparedness and Information

Citizens’ Charter

Recording and notes from today's global call of the Movement for Community-led Development featuring the Citizens' Charter National Priority Program of Afghanistan, and government-implemented CLD programs in Indonesia and Uzbekistan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONw6BpgVoV4 Presenters: Mr. Mujeeb Habib, Head of Capacity Development, Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, Afghanistan Ms. Nani Zulminarni, Founder and Director, Pekka (Female Headed … Continue reading Citizens’ Charter

A Reflection on Covid-19 and Community-Led Development: The Journey Thus far

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=004TOcelgxk Wednesday, October 21 at 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EST) Facilitators: Gunjan Veda (MCLD) and Nelly Mecklenberg (Institute for State Effectiveness) As the Adapting Community-Led Development (CLD) to Covid 19 series moved into its seventh month, participants from around the world took time to reflect on their experiences and discuss what had changed over … Continue reading A Reflection on Covid-19 and Community-Led Development: The Journey Thus far