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    Government of Japan Grants $5 million to Support the Millennium Villages Project in Kenya, Nigeria, and Rwanda

    COPENHAGEN–These funds will support operations in four Millennium Villages: Sauri and Dertu (Kenya), Pampaida (Nigeria) and Mayange (Rwanda), keeping with Japan’s commitment to conflict prevention and peacebuilding in Africa.

    “All over the world, there are still people who are unable to enjoy the benefits of development due to various reasons. In order to tackle this situation, the Government of Japan has reflected the importance of “Human Security” in its Official Development Assistance” said Mr. Kinji Shinoda, Chargés d’ Affaires ad interim at the Embassy of Japan in Denmark.

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    Professor Jeffrey Sachs And Millennium Promise Lead Team To Support Government Of Guinea On Rapid Ebola Response

    NEW YORK, September 25, 2014 – Prof Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University will lead a team at the NGO Millennium Promise to support the Government of Guinea in its rapid Ebola response. 

    The work, which begins immediately, will focus on four core activities:

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    Japan to Support Programs in the Millennium Villages in Kenya, Nigeria, and Rwanda with Second $5 Million Grant

    NEW YORK, DECEMBER 15, 2014 – A second $5 million grant from the Government of Japan to the Millennium Villages Project has just been announced. Beginning January 2015, the funds will support operations in four Millennium Villages—Sauri and Dertu (Kenya), Pampaida (Nigeria), and Mayange (Rwanda)—in keeping with Japan’s commitment to conflict prevention and peace-building in these regions.

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    Beyoncé Knowles-Carter Donates $125,000 to Help At-Risk Newborns in the Millennium Villages

    NEW YORK, JUNE 12, 2014 – On June 3, Chime for Change co-founder Beyoncé Knowles-Carter made a surprise appearance at this year’s anniversary celebration at the Gucci Fifth Avenue flagship store in New York City, and announced a $125,000 gift to Millennium Promise that will help nearly 2,000 at-risk newborns in the Millennium Villages.

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    Islamic Development Bank And Earth Institute Partner To Meet Millennium Development Goals In Rural Africa

    JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA, August 13, 2013 -  The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and the Earth Institute (Columbia University) formed a partnership in 2011 to work with African nations to support their efforts to end extreme poverty. The IsDB and the Earth Institute and its partner, Millennium Promise, are pleased to announce that the IsDB and its poverty reduction arm, the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD), have now extended more than $100 million in financing to help eight African nations combat extreme poverty, improve public health and achieve more sustainable development.

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    Ugandan Government Launches Scale-up of Millennium Villages Project

    KAMPALA, July 1, 2013 – In a landmark ceremony in Kampala last week, the Government of Uganda launched the scale up of the Millennium Villages Project (MVP), supported by new funding from the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) of $US 9.75 million. The announcement follows the success of Ruhiira Millennium Village in the south west of the country, which since 2006 has served as a proof of concept of the benefits of an integrated, holistic approach to rural development pioneered by the MVP.

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    Nigeria Working With Earth Institute to Expand Anti-Poverty Program

    Nigeria is ramping up its effort to fight extreme poverty in many of its poorest areas, using hundreds of millions of dollars available through an international debt relief program, combined with money from local governments, to expand health care, education, water infrastructure and other programs.

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    Rwanda to Scale Up Millennium Villages Approach Nationwide

    NAIROBI, September 13 — The Rwandan government and the Millennium Villages Project will work together in a new partnership to spread efforts to eradicate extreme poverty throughout the nation. The partnership will build on the project’s successes in improving health, education and business opportunities in Mayange, a Millennium Village community of about 23,000 people.

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    New Millennium Village Site Aims to Improve Lives of 30,000 in Ghana

    ACCRA, Ghana, 28 August 2012 — A new Millennium Village to help 30,000 poor villagers to escape poverty in northern Ghana has been launched today with support from the Governments of the United Kingdom and Ghana.

    The new Millennium Village site will include communities in some of the poorest sections of the West-Mamprusi and Builsa Districts of northern Ghana.