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How Local Partners are “Meeting the Moment” .

Paper | January 9, 2024

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Leading Change in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States

This report was inspired by, and draws heavily from, the Meeting the Moment: Local Changemakers Lead in Fragile and Conflict States event. Hosted by Chemonics International, this summit convened over 40 local partners representing more than 20 countries. They shared their experience working with a variety of donors and implementing partners to support peacebuilding, education, anticorruption, environmental protection, health, and more in their communities. This report captures the perspectives of local leaders who highlighted several practical recommendations and best practices for how development donors and implementing partners can bolster locally driven strategies for sustainable development and meaningful change.