Our world is changing from the ground up. Whether a community-owned pub in the UK, participatory budget-making in Spain, a community endowment fund in Zimbabwe, or a post-earthquake bare-foot volunteer programme in Nepal, local communities are finding new ways of deciding things and doing things for themselves.
At the May 2019 Global Call of the Movement for Community-led Development, we had two excellent presentations: Claudia Liebler, co-founder of Root Change, presented their "Social Labs" approach pioneered in two districts of Malawi. Rowlands Kaotcha, Southern Africa regional coordinator for The Hunger Project based in Malawi, presented the Epicenter Strategy, now active in 127 … Continue reading Innovations in Malawi
Every year, thousands of women’s rights activists from around the world converge on UN Headquarters in New York to push world leaders ever closer - inch by inch - to realizing the vision of women’s full and equal participation. This year’s 63rd session on the Commission on the Status of Women paid special attention to … Continue reading Dignity, Equality and Social Protection: A Call for Integrated Strategies at CSW
Design is more important than affordability. Regarding? Well, arguably anything. But let's consider social protection. Let's first about the fact that approximately 55% of the world's population does not have full social protection (that's about 4 billion people). Let's also think about the reality that in developing contexts or developing countries, the percentage of national … Continue reading Tips “4” Social Protection
2019-02-27 Special Learning Event https://youtu.be/k8bb_Q6m04w Full recording This was the first Learning Session organized by the newly-formed CLD Learning Working Group, which evolved from the Locus Learning Working Group. Co-chairs: Matt Lineal (Nuru International) and Sia Nowrojee (3D Program for Girls and Women) Brian Viani, Leadership & Training Strategic Advisor, Nuru International, From ‘Capacity Building’ … Continue reading Capacity Development
PRESS RELEASE The Community-led Development (CLD) Movement Launches Kenya Chapter NAIROBI, 30 January 2018 –The Community-led Development (CLD) Movement today unveiled the CLD Kenya Chapter at the Heifer International grounds in Nairobi. The Movement is an alliance of civil societies seeking the widespread adoption of grassroots initiatives to empower communities to become the authors of … Continue reading Breaking News – Kenya Launch!
Many communities are denied a fair share of public resources. Here is the best resource to date on where countries stand on this key step for empowering local development.
Part 7 for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence December 1, 2018 - World AIDS Day: In the 1980s, the first cases of AIDS were a shock to everyone. It took months for top researchers to understand it. In Africa, where the pandemic became most widespread, the campaign to halt the spread of HIV/AIDS … Continue reading HIV/AIDS is Gender-based Violence
Sixth in a series for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. Photo: UN Peace Keeping. Seh-Dong-Hong-Beh, leader of the Dahomey women's regiment, drawn by Frederick Forbes, 1851 - Public Domain. Today, November 30, is Benin National Day. What does that have to do with Women, Peace and Security? Well - Benin’s history features the … Continue reading Women on the Front Lines of Peace and Security
Fifth in a series for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence I am always deeply inspired by each of the heroic women and men who have served as United Nations High Commissioners for Human Rights. The High Commissioner’s “To Do” list is horrific, dealing personally and skillfully with one brutal situation after another. (Many … Continue reading Women Human Rights Defenders