Tag: Millennium Development Goals

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.

What Comes After 2015? The Next Set of Goals

by | 9.24.2013 at 10:08am
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“The gains in fighting poverty, and indeed generations of economic gains, are at serious threat of reversal unless deep structural crises of rising social inequality and rapid environmental degradation are finally addressed.”

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.

Keeping Track: the State of the Planet

by | 2.21.2013 at 3:46pm
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Watch highlights of last October’s “State of the Planet” summit, which brought experts together to discuss the challenges of sustainable development, climate change and the environment, as well as some of the solutions.

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.

MDP Students Map Kisumu Health Facilities

by | 10.8.2012 at 4:03pm | 2 Comments
MDP students Paloma Ruiz Gonzalez and Marianna Costa Checa present the findings from their Kisumu area health facilities assessment.

Two Masters in Development Practice students, Paloma Ruiz Gonzalez and Marianna Costa Checa, used their MDP practicum this past summer to assist the Millennium Cities Initiative in mapping and surveying all health facilities in the Millennium City of Kisumu, Kenya, at the request of the city government and local health officials.

Household Survey in Kenya Lays Groundwork for Fight Against Poverty

by | 8.15.2012 at 3:37pm
Workshop participants study the results of the Millennium Cities Initiative's Multi-Sector Household Survey in Kisumu, Kenya.

A new survey conducted in three informal settlements in Kisumu, Kenya, examined poverty at the household level, gleaning information on the quality of life experienced by individuals living in such settlements. A follow-up workshop gave researchers a chance to share the information with local residents and hear their thoughts on the needs of poor neighborhoods.

UN Secretary General Names EI Director Jeffrey Sachs to Lead Sustainability Project

by | 8.9.2012 at 4:47pm | 1 Comment
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The Sustainable Development Solutions Network will bring together public and private research centers to address some of the urgent social, environmental and economic problems raised during the recent Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.

Goals for Rio: A Path to Sustainability

by | 6.8.2012 at 4:47pm
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In an article published in The Lancet, Earth Institute Director Jeffrey Sachs outlines his own ideas for sustainable development goals, and how how these goals can build on the Millennium Development Goals, the UN’s set of targets that aim to reduce extreme poverty and boost social well-being in many other ways by 2015.

Regional Partnership Promotes Trade and Investment in Three Sub-Saharan Cities

by | 5.23.2012 at 3:43pm
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MCI’s Regional Partnership to Promote Trade and Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa held its regional meeting May 7-9, in Mekelle, Ethiopia, where delegations from the three participating Millennium Cities were able to hold extended, frank discussions with their colleagues and with private sector investors, who did not hesitate to describe precisely what it is that local and foreign investors need and look for, in order for their businesses to grow and prosper.