The Vrinda Project -  Episodes 1-8

The Vrinda Project - Episodes 1-8

"Vrinda" (वृन्दा) in Sanskrit signifies the "harmony resulting from the choice of working together for the same objective" (from the root वृ = to choose).
The Vrinda Project is a knowledge sharing action: it creates a peer-to-peer cooperative environment where development actors share their experiences, express their views and enable each other to better tackle development cooperation issues

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The Vrinda Project -  Episodes 1-8

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  • MDG 1 - Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

    In September 2000 the United Nations Assembly unanimously adopted the UN Millennium Declaration.

    It was an 8 goal agenda that all 192 Member States agreed to adopt. They set 8 goals, they set 21 targets, they set timelines, they allocated funds: and in order to verify if they were being honest...

  • MDG2: Achieve universal primary education

    Millions of children do not have access to schools.

    The second Millennium Development Goal is that all children obtain basic school education. The objective of the MDG 2 is that the right to learn is guaranteed to all children, boys and girls alike, rich and poor, in developed and developing n...

  • MDG 3: Promote gender equality and empower women

    Most women of the world obtain much less education and earn much less money than men. Women are much less represented than men at political and managerial levels.

    The MDG 3 tackles gender inequality and promotes the empowerment of women.

    Global data shows that the poorer the country, the h...

  • MDG 4: Reduce child mortality

    Millions of children die because of the lack of care and exclusion. The MDG 4 deals with decreasing the death rates of children under-five while improving their nutrition and access to vaccinations and basic health services;

  • MDG 5: Improve maternal health

    Each year, hundreds of thousands of women die of childbirth in developing regions. Women dying of childbirth in the poorest countries is 200 times higher than those dying in developed countries.

    The MDG 5 aims at reducing maternal mortality rates through greater access to reproductive health c...

  • MDG 6 - Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases

    Thousands of people every day become infected with HIV and die from AIDS.

    The MDG 6 intends increasing access to treatment and stopping the spread of AIDS and diseases like tuberculosis and malaria.

    Thanks to improvements in prevention programmes and increased access to treatment, the numbe...

  • MDG 7: Ensure environmental sustainability

    The depletion of the Earth's resources is higher than the rate of regenerating resources. This means that we have not chosen a sustainable path of economic development.

    The MDG 7 acknowledges that development can be sustained only by environment conservation and recognizes the right of future...

  • MDG 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development

    Although the world economy and security have become highly interconnected and the well being of each nation has a quick impact on the others, the nations are little prepared to work as a team in addressing the global issues. Although nations interact in a global village, they relate among themsel...