Category: Millennium Villages

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Student Research Showcase 2014

by | 4.7.2014 at 1:55pm
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The Earth Institute, Columbia University is proud to support student research in the areas of environment and sustainable development at the annual Student Research Showcase on April 25, 2014. Student interns, research assistants and travel grant recipients, and their Faculty and Research Advisors, will be honored for their research contributions that ranged in topics from biodiversity, urban planning, earth sciences to international development.

Science and Solutions for Sustainable Development: 2013 Annual Report

by | 2.17.2014 at 1:51pm
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The Earth Institute is grateful to its many partners for their important role in the effort to develop the science and solutions necessary for sustainable development. Please visit the interactive digital 2013 Annual Report to read more about how we are forging partnerships across disciplines and sectors to advance the global effort to guide our planet onto a path toward sustainability.

2014 Millennium Village Summer Internships

by | 12.6.2013 at 5:42pm

The Millennium Villages Internship program provides an excellent opportunity for students to gain on-the-ground experience in public health, business development, agriculture, infrastructure, and other development interventions though firsthand participation. The MVP is a unique project, where interventions are implemented through a multi-sectoral, community-based model. Students will be placed in one of the ten (10) MVP sites that are located in ten (10) countries across sub-Saharan Africa, or at one of the regional centers in Nairobi or Dakar.

GlaxoSmithKline Supports African Health Workers Campaign

by | 11.15.2013 at 4:23pm
A Community Health Worker in the field. Photo: Marjorie Lau.

The Earth Institute and its corporate partner, global healthcare company GlaxoSmithKline are embarking on a new project to broadly expand the reach of healthcare services in sub-Saharan Africa. In collaboration with the One Million Community Health Workers Campaign, the new project will develop an online information dashboard that will help streamline community health worker operations on the ground.

From Laughter to Linear Regressions

by | 8.5.2013 at 12:57pm
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What was obvious to a Malaysian studying in Singapore was slightly less clear to a California-born New Yorker, but as my knowledge on the subject grew, I quickly understood my colleague’s enthusiasm for studying oil palm.

World Population Projected to Cross 11 Billion Threshold in 2100

by | 7.15.2013 at 11:37am
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In 2011, the U.N. announced that the world population had reached 7 billion. This year’s new projections for future population growth are higher than previously expected. Projects like Millennium Cities hope to alleviate many of the pressures that crowded cities place on infrastructure, public services, and the environment.

Making the First 1,000 Days Count: EI Partners with TABLE FOR TWO

by | 6.4.2013 at 9:33am
A community health worker and child in Ruhiira, Uganda. Credit: Genevieve Barnard

With generous support from TABLE FOR TWO, Earth Institute scientists have begun a research study in the Millennium Villages Project (MVP) in Ruhiira, Uganda, to evaluate different methods for delivering nutrition to young children in rural, low-income settings.

With 1,000 Days Left to Reach MDGs, a Look Back and Forward

by | 4.10.2013 at 3:50pm
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The 1,000-day milestone to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) gathered professors Jeffrey Sachs, Prabhjot Singh, and Vijay Modi on April 4 for the Sustainable Development Seminar Series to take a critical look at how far the Millennium Villages Project (MVP) has come in the eight years since its founding and analyze what still needs to be accomplished.

Extraordinary Support for Sustainable Development

by | 2.18.2013 at 3:03pm
2012 Donor Report

Visit the interactive digital Earth Institute 2012 Annual Donor Report to see some of the remarkable projects, initiatives and achievements that have been made possible through the support and advocacy of donors, students, faculty and staff in fiscal year 2012.

Glenn Denning’s Road to Bali, and the Earth Institute

by | 12.3.2012 at 12:33pm | 2 Comments
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Glenn Denning grew up in Brisbane, Australia, loved the outdoors and hated the idea of working in an office. And, he really didn’t have any urge to go to other countries. Then he happened to overhear a conversation in a hallway between two students. That bit of serendipity sent him on a road to a life overseas; to key roles in “green revolutions” in Asia and Africa; and eventually to an office at Columbia University, and the Earth Institute.