Holding the space: reflections on UN Commission for Social Development panel

By Ellie Price On February 5th, The Hunger Project, The Movement for Community-Led Development, and Locus co-hosted a panel titled “Ending Extreme Poverty is Local: community-led, integrated approaches to sustainable development” at the 56th UN Commission on Social Development in New York. Our panelists, Maurice Bloem, Executive Vice President of Church World Service, Ann Hendrix-Jenkins, Global Director of Capacity Development at Pact, and Mary Kate…

Introducing…Lessons Learned the Hard Way

The Sustainable Development Goals are an ambitious call to action, and the challenges they aim to overcome are nothing if not complex.  Our answer to the SDGs’ call must be those things, too. It must be big and bold. It must be comprehensive. It must recognize the complexity of wealth and poverty, of people’s lives and of the systems that impact them, for better or…