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Strengthening Health, Education, and Water Systems Across Nigeria

by |July 14th, 2014

Countries around the world are accelerating efforts to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of global milestones adopted by the United Nations, before the 2015 deadline. Though approaches for advancing progress have been effective in some places, achieving development at scale remains a major challenge, particularly for large countries with diverse conditions. Since… read more

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Executive Training on Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development

by |December 13th, 2013

Mega investments in the extractive industries – including oil, gas, and mining – have the potential to be a springboard for development in many low- and middle-income countries, through major tax revenues, technology transfer, infrastructure development, employment and capacity building. However, reaping those benefits is challenging, and more often these investments have been a source… read more

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“Youth for Action & Arts for Change” Fundraiser and Film Screening

by |December 2nd, 2013

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 – Teachers College RECEPTION & SCREENING (Room: 179 Grace Dodge): 6:00–8:00 PM  –  Tickets Here SCREENING ONLY (Room: The Chapel): 8:00 PM  –  Tickets Here This fundraiser for “Youth for Action & Arts for Change” will support two youth groups in rural Sauri, Kenya that are part of the Millennium Villages Project’s vision of eradicating… read more

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GlaxoSmithKline Supports African Health Workers Campaign

by |November 18th, 2013

By Nathalie Zapletal For the past several years, the Earth Institute and its corporate partner, global healthcare company GlaxoSmithKline, have had a successful working relationship on social service-related projects. The latest development in this long-standing partnership includes the Earth Institute and GlaxoSmithKline’s shared goal to broadly expand the reach of healthcare services in sub-Saharan Africa…. read more

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Myanmar’s Economic Outlook

by |May 9th, 2013

By Sarah Logan and Talia Smith On Wednesday 24th April 2013, the Asia Society hosted a lunch and discussion entitled Myanmar’s Economic Outlook: Prospects and Challenges. CGSD kindly sponsored our tickets for the function, as we will be spending the summer working in Myanmar as part of our summer field placements for our MDP program,… read more

Students on break at a local school in Ruhiira high above the valley. Since the arrival of MVP, this school now benefits from pumped water and reliable energy, school meals prepared in clean burning cook stoves and new teacher housing.

Comparing Millennium Villages: A Lesson in Localization

by |September 6th, 2012

The Earth Institute houses development expertise that spans sectors, agro-ecological zones, and nearly every region of the world, and we have been able to draw on this global experience and the lessons learned to provide innovative approaches to some of the world’s most complex development challenges.  The Millennium Villages (MV) Model is an example of… read more

Glenn Denning discusses the need for crop improvement techniques in order to feed a growing population

9.5 Billion People: Too Many?

by |March 4th, 2012

On March 3rd, 2012, the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy invited Dr. Tim Fox of the UK’s Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) to participate in a speaker-panel session. Prof. Fox, the lead author on a report discussing the role of engineering in sustainable development, argued that engineering has the technical solutions to address problems associated… read more

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Bridging The Communication Gap

by |February 12th, 2012

Shiv Someshwar, Director of Climate Policy at CGSD, was interviewed by Businessworld to discuss sustainable development and climate policy from a global perspective as well as an Indian one. Shiv highlights the sustainable development goals (SDGs) as an opportunity to highlight and remedy existing inequalities between industrialized and developing nations. He discusses challenges in development… read more

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Climate Change through a Southern Lens

by |February 3rd, 2011

Shiv Someshwar, Director of Climate Policy at CGSD, was interviewed by OneWorld South Asia on the multifaceted issue of climate change and its implications for development. Shiv advocated dynamic policies that do not simply focus on the climate, but also take into consideration socioeconomic variables such as population growth and increased demand for resources with… read more