Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Katine: It Starts With a Village

Similar to the Millenium Villages project, the UK's Guardian and Observer created a 3-year development project in rural Katine, Uganda. This project, launched in 2007, focuses on several main aspects: education, health, water, governance, and livelihoods. It is funded by readers of the popular Guardian and Observer magazines. An important aspect of the Katine project is their effort to create a forum for residents to express their views on the successes and failures of the project. Their detailed website contains a blog from people living in the village, photos, news about recent developments, and videos.