Following the failure of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to eliminate poverty from the world by 2015, the United Nations (UN) has a new blueprint, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of which the first goal is to end poverty in all its forms everywhere and over a 15-year period that ends in 2030.
Unlike the MDGs, however, the SDGs now consider people living on US$ 1.90 a day or less as the ones who are living in extreme poverty and of whom the overwhelming majority live in Sub-Saharan Africa and in South Asia.
Why and how will the SDGs succeed where the MDGs did not?
Through the first module, “Understanding Poverty in Rural Uganda” of the CPAR Uganda Ltd “Innovator Mentoring and Training Programme” young adults will have the opportunity to interrogate questions such as this and many others that will lead to a deep understanding of poverty in the context of rural Uganda; and hopefully more appropriate and effective innovations on how to end poverty in such settings.
The most recent project progress report, covering the period April to June 2019, is available.
4 responses to “Understanding poverty in rural Uganda – how will SDGs succeed where MDGs didn’t?”
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I do agree with the hope between your lines but the glaring truth is that poverty is a design by default of the political bankruptcy typical of our country’ s elite class. The private sector is not excluded from the conspiracy to keep the masses in abject poverty. Policy framework proposed at high levels such as the UN without the full consultation and participation of the victims of unfair political and economic system is hypocrisy of the most latent order. Truth be told, who are the biggest beneficiaries of the governance breakdown in DRC and other global conflict spots if not the individuals in those high profile global organizations meant to address these very contradictions? Have we forgotten very soon how our very own Sam Kuteesa played his cards well while at the UN and galvanised his business interests by taking the opportunity to extend his ENHAS business empire to DRC? Have you heard any of his erstwhile cohorts condemn him on the recent corruption scandals involving him, the President and a Chinese former politician turned investor????
The answer to our poverty challenges are right there in these rural settings. Forget about the psuedo- articulate UN empty rhetorics. Those guys rip big from the geo-politics of poverty.
Tackling poverty in rural Uganda 🇺🇬 to the extreme might be a far fetched idea if we are using SDGS reason being there is little or almost nothing has been done to eradicate the people about SDGS and their role in ending poverty .we still face a variety of challenges in addressing above mentioned because of the diversionary political leaders ,climate change patterns,inadequate funding for mechanized farming ,poor land tenure system etc if the above challenges can be addressed using SDGS ,there we can see some light at the end of the turnaround .not to mention,sensitization is also a major factor in eradicating poverty in rural areas
“Tackling poverty in rural Uganda 🇺🇬 to the extreme might be a far fetched idea if we are using SDGS reason being there is little or almost nothing has been done to eradicate the people about SDGS and their role in ending poverty .” I think that there are organisations who are doing the work of educating others on SDGs, but may be perhaps the messaging may not be effective.