Today, more people have access to mobile phones than to clean water or an electrical grid. In a special guest post, Menekse Gencer explains how we can leverage the ubiquity of mobile phones to advance the Millennium Development Goals.
I recently caught up with Millennium Promise CEO John McArthur. We spoke about what was accomplished at last September's MDG summit at the UN; what to expect from the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland; and discuss his new project: MDG Pledges.
The Satellite Sentinel project has captured images of troops and other military assets in South Kordofan, a Sudanese province that buttresses the disputed Abyei region. In the images you can see artillery, a helicopter, garrisons, and and armored personnel carriers.