Thursday, February 11, 2010

Bottoms Up Approach Needed for Sustainable Development

The continent of Africa has seen many improvements over the past decade. From economic growth to an increase in the number of children enrolled in school as well as a decrease in deaths rates due to malaria.

The following article, written by journalists John Githongo and Jaime Drummond of Kenya assert that if sustainable improvements are to be made for Africa than the change will need to be through the work and initiative of the people of Africa. Githongo cites that "a bottom-up approach would ensure that development is devolved, that citizens are connected with new technologies, that executive powers are diffused, that political parties are strengthened and that the integrity of leader and governance institutions firmly take center stage."

To learn more about this and other issues related to sustainable African development check out the following link: allAfrica.

- Tiffanie Depew