Young people provide the creativity and progressive thinking necessary to enact systems change. Engaging with young people and providing them voice and agency in policy dialogues is a huge step towards equitable growth. Young people are consistently one of the most vulnerable groups in society, but by sincerely including young people in the decision-making processes that affect them, we can help build resilience to crises and systems for growth and prosperity.
Watch below as young leaders from the Movement explain what the change is that they want to see in the world.
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Reports from Local Events!
- MCLD-Sierra Leone prevents election violenceWith support from One Village Partners, MCLD-Sierra Leone carried out a successful campaign to prevent violence in the run up to the June 24, 2023 general election. They carried out the following activities: Read the full report here!
- Special Year End Call: Achievements of 2022 and Vision for 2023As MCLD evolves into an independent, global network of networks, members came together to share what their national MCLD associations have achieved in 2022 and their aspirations for 2023. Here is the recording. We are in the process of compiling the inputs and will add them to this post in coming days.
- International Day of the Girl Child: Reflections by Members of MCLD KenyaYoung girls are tenacious, bold, creative, and courageous, and can transform their communities when they have the necessary power to make a difference. Girls play some of the most critical roles in supporting resilient communities, and at the same time are often the most vulnerable when communities are threatened. Community-led growth demands that girls are… Read more: International Day of the Girl Child: Reflections by Members of MCLD Kenya
- Self-reliant action in LiberiaMCLD-Liberia reports it has recently mobilized its members for a series of self-reliant community-led action projects. In these recent photos, you see the graduation from the chapter’s Home, Business and community management program, and a community action program to build walkways to deal with flooding.
- 10 Learnings from MCLD Leaders on International Youth DayIn the Movement for Community-led Development, we know that young people can transform their communities. Meaningfully including youth makes communities more resilient to crises, as youth are the key to lasting change. We celebrate the power of youth voices. In our July monthly call, we had the opportunity to hear from three youth Movement members… Read more: 10 Learnings from MCLD Leaders on International Youth Day