The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) embody the key dimensions of human development: poverty, hunger, education and health. These goals were first expressed in the Millennium Declaration adopted by 189 countries in September 2000, and are to be achieved by 2015.
The focus of efforts to advance the MDGs has been predominantly at the national level. While national level efforts are integral to achieving the MDGs, in many developing countries growing attention is now being paid to the role of local knowledge, monitoring and implementation. MDG localization is the process of designing and implementing local development strategies to achieve the MDGs. This involves promoting local ownership, understanding local needs and trends, and allocating resources to achieve targeted outcomes at the local level.
As individuals and communities you have a wealth of resources, skills and knowledge that can support Welsh and African communities to contribute towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals.
This section aims to provide a comprehensive set of resources and materials that can support you and your community to engage in international development and community linking to support communities in Sub-Saharan Africa.
If you are establishing a community link with a partner in Sub-Saharan Africa please visit the 'How to Link' section of the website.
If you are an individual who would like to get involved but as a yet do not have a partner in Sub-Saharan Africa, please visit the 'Resources for the community' section of the website.