|March 30, 2007|
|2:30 pm||to||4:30 pm|
Register for the Forum Today!
Featuring: Mr. Joel Negin, the Millennium Village Project HIV/AIDS Coordinator and Senior Project Adviser to the Access Project at Columbia University’s Earth Institute
Mr. Negin will be offering a valuable first-hand perspective of the MVP model in Kenya, including information on the status of our partner village, Marenyo. Mr. Negin is an expert in health system development, gender empowerment, and microeconomics.
The goal of this forum is to promote a deeper understanding of the Millennium Village Project, as well as offer critical insight into development approaches overall. We further envision this forum as an opportunity for students to see their areas of study actively applied to ending extreme poverty, one of the most pressing global issues of our time. Furthermore, this forum works to serve our continuing goal of encouraging collaboration between the disciplines, and across multiple universities.
2:30-3:00pm Remarks by Joel Negin
3:00-3:20pm Group Discussions/ Question-Generating Session
Economic Development and Infrastructure
Environmental Sustainability and Agriculture
Social and Cultural Contexts
3:30-4:00pm Regroup and Address Questions
4:00pm-4:30pm Mingle Time
For more details please email Danika Barry (dbarry(at)email.unc.edu).
Date: March 30, 2007 | Time: 2:30-4:30 pm
Location: Campus Y Building
|October 25, 2006|
On Wednesday, October 25th, students from UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke University, and Bennett College gathered at Bennett College in Greensboro to formally announce their alliance in the Millennium Village Project.
The first student-led movement of its kind, the Project aims to raise $1.5 million within the current academic year for the sponsorship of a Millennium Village in Africa.
At 10:30AM, Dr. Johnetta Cole, President of Bennett, addressed students and members of the Press on the partnership between the nation’s first historically black private women’s college and two of the State’s premiere public and private universities.
Following a brief question and answer session led by student representatives, the roughly hour-long event concluded with a student rally on the Chapel Steps.
The Millennium Villages Project, a community-driven approach to poverty eradication, designed by renowned economist Dr. Jeffrey Sachs and Columbia University ’s The Earth Institute, consists of a comprehensive set of targeted investments in health, food production, infrastructure, and access to clean water. The model relies on practical, low-cost interventions tailored to the specific needs of each community, creating a proof of concept that can ultimately be scaled up to the national and international levels.