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  • Making Sanitary Pads to Help Keep Girls in School

    Making Sanitary Pads to Help Keep Girls in School

    MCI is lucky enough to work with two amazing Ethiopian women from the region of Tigrai, in the north of the country where the Millennium City of Mekelle is located. Both women have gone abroad to become talented professionals and both have resolved to transform the lives of women and young girls in their native…

  • Regional Partnership Promotes Trade and Investment in Three Sub-Saharan Cities

    Regional Partnership Promotes Trade and Investment in Three Sub-Saharan Cities

    MCI’s Regional Partnership to Promote Trade and Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa held its regional meeting May 7-9, in Mekelle, Ethiopia, where delegations from the three participating Millennium Cities were able to hold extended, frank discussions with their colleagues and with private sector investors, who did not hesitate to describe precisely what it is that local…

  • Restoring Sight: My Work With the Himalayan Cataract Project in Ethiopia

    Restoring Sight: My Work With the Himalayan Cataract Project in Ethiopia

    A guest blog from Dr. Matt Oliva, an MD with the Himalayan Cataract Project. Blindness exerts an incredible toll in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, in terms of both human suffering and adverse economic impact. Due to environmental conditions, malnutrition and vitamin deficiency, ocular infections, trauma and lack of access to care, some of the…

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Recent record-breaking heat waves have affected communities across the world. The Extreme Heat Workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners to advance the state of knowledge, identify community needs, and develop a framework for evaluating risks with a focus on climate justice. Register by June 15

  • Making Sanitary Pads to Help Keep Girls in School

    Making Sanitary Pads to Help Keep Girls in School

    MCI is lucky enough to work with two amazing Ethiopian women from the region of Tigrai, in the north of the country where the Millennium City of Mekelle is located. Both women have gone abroad to become talented professionals and both have resolved to transform the lives of women and young girls in their native…

  • Regional Partnership Promotes Trade and Investment in Three Sub-Saharan Cities

    Regional Partnership Promotes Trade and Investment in Three Sub-Saharan Cities

    MCI’s Regional Partnership to Promote Trade and Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa held its regional meeting May 7-9, in Mekelle, Ethiopia, where delegations from the three participating Millennium Cities were able to hold extended, frank discussions with their colleagues and with private sector investors, who did not hesitate to describe precisely what it is that local…

  • Restoring Sight: My Work With the Himalayan Cataract Project in Ethiopia

    Restoring Sight: My Work With the Himalayan Cataract Project in Ethiopia

    A guest blog from Dr. Matt Oliva, an MD with the Himalayan Cataract Project. Blindness exerts an incredible toll in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, in terms of both human suffering and adverse economic impact. Due to environmental conditions, malnutrition and vitamin deficiency, ocular infections, trauma and lack of access to care, some of the…