Millennium Development Goals

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  Having read Marta Foresti article in The Independent on 20 April 2014, I was left a little confused and here is why. In the first instance Foresti’s title for the article HUMAN RIGHTS NEED NOT COME BEFORE DEVELOPMENT is a bold statement and one that needs justifying and having read her article I didn’t feel that I understood what she meant by that statement nor that … [Read more…]

but it actually is possible by 2015! The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are 8 goals established by the United Nations for the world to achieve by 2015. From making sure all children get an education to ending hunger to empowering women, these goals are markers of actually eradicating extreme poverty. And in order for the world to reach these goals, everyone needs to … [Read more…]

Today we welcome back Guest blogger Teddy Ruge of Project Diaspora.  Teddy is  a mobile technology enthusiast and blogs frequently about the African ICT sectors and it’s effects on development. He has  served on several panel discussions related to Africa, the role of the African Diaspora and Africa’s emerging technology space.   What is Villages in Action In … [Read more…]

Last week at the Department for International Development in London the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Nick Clegg was joined by Henry Bellingham the Foreign Office Minister for Africa and Andrew Mitchell the International Development Secretary. They announced that the UK was going to strive to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and encourage other members of … [Read more…]

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