September 28 : Community-led Development in Health Systems

9 – 10:30 am EDT
Strengthening community health systems is the only pathway toward attaining SDG 3 on health and well-being for all. In this dialogue, we will hear from practitioners and experts who have applied the CLD approach in the health sector. Panelists include Angela Nguku, White Ribbon Alliance Kenya, Executive Director and Chris Collins, Friends of the Global Fight, President and CEO.
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District governor cuts the ribbon on a community health center in Senegal.

September 29: MCLD Monthly Global Call — Engaging with Government

8 – 9:30 am EDT
To achieve the change we seek, civil society and government need to find ways to work together. On this call, we will co-create a package of “best practices,” sharing what works and doesn’t work in establishing the kinds of relationships with government that can #ShiftThePower to local communities.
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September 30: Promoting Access to Justice through Community-led Approaches

9 – 10:30am EDT
StaThere 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 approaches to reduce the gap in access to justice in a non-discriminatory manner in every justice system. In this dialogue, we will hear from David Jacobstein, Democracy Specialist, DCHA/DRG at USAID, Stephanie Amoako, Senior Policy Associate, Accountability Counsel, Clifford Msiska, founder of Paralegal Advisory Services in Malawi, and Samuel Afrane, Country Director, The Hunger Project-Ghana.
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October 6: Local Means Local: Community Leadership and Facilitation in CLD

8 – 10 am EDT
Join us for a two-part bi-lingual learning event to share the findings from phase 2 of our collaborative research. Our keynote address will be presented by Ambassador Donald Steinberg. Ambassador Steinberg serves as Expert Adviser to the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), where he focuses on expanding locally-led development and humanitarian assistance, aligning U.S. policies with the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, and promoting diversity, equity and inclusion.
Susan Wong, Global Lead for Community-Driven Development, World Bank will examine the implications of the research findings for practitioners and funders.
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(Featured photo: The Hunger Project).