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The African Millennium Village Initiative (Phase 2)

Lead PI: Dr. Vijay Modi Pedro Sanchez

Unit Affiliation: Agriculture & Food Security Center

January 2008 - June 2011
Inactive
Africa ; Sub-Saharan Africa
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The Millennium Villages Project (MVP) offers a bold, innovative model for helping rural African communities lift themselves out of extreme poverty. The Millennium Villages are proving that by fighting poverty at the village level through community-led development, rural Africa can achieve the Millennium Development Goals — global targets for reducing extreme poverty and hunger by half and improving education, health, gender equality and environmental sustainability — by 2015, and escape the extreme poverty that traps hundreds of millions of people throughout the continent.

SPONSOR:

United Nations Development Program

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY COLLABORATORS:

Sustainable Engineering Lab

KEYWORDS

poverty rural development sustainable development millennium villages project

THEMES

Sustainable living