Millennium Promise

There was a great comment left on my last post, and I wanted put an excerpt here, to make it more visible to readers.  This looks like a great group and a great website.

I work for an organization called Millennium Promise, co-founded by Professor Jeffrey Sachs, that seeks to combine the best scientific and local knowledge, Millennium Villages address all the major problems of extreme poverty simultaneously  to assist communities on their way to self-sustainable development.  Essentially we’re working to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – eight globally endorsed objectives that address the many aspects of extreme poverty – in Africa by 2015.  The project implements community-led interventions in agriculture, health, education and infrastructure to help communities lift themselves out of extreme poverty. The project currently reaches 80 villages in 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and is producing remarkable results.  You can learn more about the Millennium Villages Project, Millennium Promise and the MDGs at www.millenniumpromise.org.

Thanks, Trish, for telling us about it!

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~ by h.e.g. on October 15, 2008.

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