From 1 to 8: How close are we to achieving the Millennium Goals?

With expertise gleaned from both professional experience and their studies in Germany, DAAD scholarship holders talk about the eight UN Millennium Development Goals.

Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

Surendra Gautam_Michael Meinhard_150Self-help manual
Surendra Gautam works for Welthungerhilfe in Nepal, where he shows his countrymen how modern farming techniques can be used to better meet their nutritional needs.
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Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education

Yasmin Helal_Educate Me_150More than just a grade
In 2010, Yasmin Helal gave up her career as a biomedical engineer and founded “Educate-Me”, a non-governmental organisation with the goal of improving primary education in Egypt.
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Goal 3: Gender Equality / Empowering Women

Elena Kim_c_Alina Linnik_150A critical look behind the statistics
Elena Kim investigates gender equality.  In an interview, she talks about why development aid often fails to provide the support women need to overcome the disadvantages they face.
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Goal 4: Reduce Child Mortality
Goal 5: Improve Maternal Health

Evita MDG5_Muhammed Abdella Usman_150“Behaviour must change”
Since finishing her doctorate, Evita Pangaribowo has been a Senior Researcher at the Center for Development Research at the University of Bonn.In an interview, she speaks about redoubling efforts to improve maternal health.
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Goal 6: Combat HIV and AIDS, Malaria and other diseases

IMG_8047_Copyright Miftahul Fahmi Sembiring_150No Chance for Epidemics
Miftahul Fahmi Sembiring from Indonesia works in the area of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases at a nonprofit organisation in New Delhi. As he explains in an interview, despite the progress that has been made in the area, as demonstrated by the most recent outbreak of Ebola in West Africa much remains to be done.
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Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability

Déborah de Mendoça Lage_150The ins and outs of sustainable investing
For the Brazilian Déborah de Mendoça Lage is the solution a more sustainably generation and use of energy. The reality looks different, but why?
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Syahrina Anggraini_150_privatDeciding for less convenience
Syahrina Anggraini from Indonesia gives an insight why development countries in particular struggles with sustainability and what everyone of us can do to make our planet more sustainable.
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Goal 8: Building a global partnership for development

Julio Estrada_150_privatLocal problems, global solutions
Julio Cesar Estrada Monterroso works today as a land-use and regional development planner in Guatemala, where he focuses on enabling growth in economically underdeveloped regions.
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CHRISTINE BONSU_150_privat“No one is alone in the world”
Christine Bonsu from Ghana supports companies and NGOs in the area of land-use and transportation planning.She talks about global partnerships and their importance for sustainable development.
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