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.