Ugandans to lead discussion of Millennium Villages Project



Johnson Nkuuhe, country coordinator of the Millenium Villages Project inUgandaand David Siriri, science coordinator of the project, will lead a public discussion onThe Millennium Villages Project: Grassroots Development?at 7 p.m. Monday (March 26) in the Hammes Student Lounge of the University of Notre Dames Coleman-Morse Center.

The two project leaders, both Ugandans, will address the challenges confronting the Notre Dame Millennium Development Initiative (NDMDI), through which the University will participate in thegrassrootseffort to reduce extreme poverty, disease and hunger by assisting local advances in agriculture, education and healthcare.

Notre Dames president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., visitedUgandaearlier this year with other University officials, including Rev. Robert Dowd, C.S.C., assistant professor of political science and director of NDMDI, to learn and plan for Notre Dames future involvements in the region.

* Contact: * _Tim Lyden, assistant director of the Millennium Development Initiative, at 574-631-3744 or

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