There is a shift in perception of what it takes to make a difference, and that is the collaborative mind set. So this Blog post is to give props to Collaboration! The time for ‘we know what’s best for you’ thinking is gone!
By 2003 a network of like-minded researches at MIT started to share a vision that would actually make a difference. Researchers and scientists and engineers and academics from around the world put their heads together for a truly global effort! They have projects going in over 51 countries!
IPA’s goal is to effectively implement solutions that have measurable impact.
“We believe that to create a world with less poverty, we need to effectively implement solutions that have measurable impact”
ACCESS to safe clean water has to be the most heart breaking.
“We work in the areas of agriculture, education, health, finance, governance, social protection, and post-conflict recovery. Our work is focused in 16 country programs which are supported by 11 permanent country offices.”
In one of their studies, they found that :
Subsidies Key in Improving Sanitation- that means these communities don’t need hand-outs, they need a hand up!
(Sanitation + Water: running water, working sewage, toilettes, showers) – all things we in Canada (except in some Native reserve communities) take for granted.
Can we live with 280,000 preventable deaths per year worldwide because of poor sanitation and lack of water?
Chlorine Dispensers for Safe Water