Saemaul Undong – The Republic of Korea’s New Village Movement, part 2

Due to the successes the Saemaul Undong (SMU) Movement saw in the Republic of Korea (ROK) in the 1970s, the government of ROK began to expand their practices into Africa, Asia, and Latin America. ROK demonstrated unprecedented growth, introducing what the World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim described as “an economic and social revolution … Continue reading Saemaul Undong – The Republic of Korea’s New Village Movement, part 2

Saemaul Undong – the Republic of Korea’s New Village Movement, part 1

Before 1960 the Republic of Korea (ROK) was a war-torn nation with a GDP per capita of $70 - equivalent to that of Ghana.1 The government was weak, and did not have the financial capabilities to invest in large-scale rural development projects.2 With this in mind, South Korean President Park Chung-Hee implemented the Saemaul Undong … Continue reading Saemaul Undong – the Republic of Korea’s New Village Movement, part 1

March 31 BBL with the World Bank CDD Global Solutions Group

Sponsored by the Community Driven Development Global Solutions Group The Movement for Community-led Development: Strategy for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals The Hunger Project and The Millennium Challenge Corporation Held Thursday, March 31, 2016  ||  12:30 - 14:00 pm || Room MC 7-860 Read the Blog Post here by Christopher Colford that reported on the … Continue reading March 31 BBL with the World Bank CDD Global Solutions Group

CSW60: Women’s Leadership and Community-Led Development

During the 60th U.N. Commission on the status of Women, The Hunger Project and the Movement for Community-led Development, a network of over 30 NGOs, hosted a parallel event an event to show the vital importance of women's leadership for community-led development, and what is required to make it work. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=videoseries?list=PL07rHpKp5qJFoWDKp2hyr4pxTss1clI-7] Full Program Individual … Continue reading CSW60: Women’s Leadership and Community-Led Development

Oxfam’s Female Food Hero from Nigeria: A Change-Maker in Her Community

“It's about shifting the mindset...medium and small scale farming can generate income."- 2014 Female Food Hero Monica Maigari from Kaduna State, Nigeria  Last week  Oxfam America hosted a Brown Bag Lunch, which couldn't have came at a better time as it was a day after International Women’s Day 2016, to share their Female Food Hero(FFH) Contest . … Continue reading Oxfam’s Female Food Hero from Nigeria: A Change-Maker in Her Community