Our mission

    Our Mission

    At Millennium Promise, we believe that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including the end of poverty, can be achieved by 2030, even in the most challenging and remote parts of the world.

    Our Mission

    The mission of Millennium Promise is to advance sustainable development in communities across rural Africa using innovative solutions and scalable systems aimed at achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) including the end of extreme poverty.

    From 2005-15, Millennium Promise provided the operational platform and resource mobilization for the Millennium Villages Project which deployed a holistic, science-based approach to accelerate progress on the Millennium Development Goals for more than 500,000 people across sub-Saharan Africa.

    Today we build on this work to implement the SDGs at the sub-national level through several initiatives, including the Sustainable Districts Program, Connect To Learn, the Lead Farmer Program, and the One Million Community Health Workers Campaign.

    Our Approach/How We Work

    By mobilizing and transforming cutting-edge science and technology for effective local-level development, Millennium Promise seeks to accelerate sustainable development across rural sub-Saharan Africa and beyond.

    Millennium Promise is well positioned to help governments apply the tools, systems, and protocols created, tested, and refined over the 10 years across the Millennium Villages to achieve the SDGs in their districts and countries. Our large network of partners and experts accumulated invaluable expertise and experience on rural economic development. It is envisioned that these teams will continue to help drive the SDG agenda alongside government partners through our various programs, including the new flagship initiative, the Sustainable Districts Program. Learn more about our programs.

    Mobilizing Action for The SDGs

    In September 2015, United Nations member states adopted the most ambitious agenda in history: the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 17 SDGs present a new universal agenda that promotes economic, social, and environmental dimensions of sustainable development, including gender equality and empowerment of women and girls. These ambitious goals seek to end global poverty and transform the world we live in by 2030.

    Seizing on the opportunity of a new global agreement on the SDGs, Millennium Promise strives to continue to be a “go-to” organization for action-oriented efforts for the SDGs, continuing with our successes in incubating high-impact, low-cost initiatives, advising on policies and strategies, mobilizing multi-stakeholder networks and raising awareness of the Goals.