Africa, India, MDGs

Hi Vijay

Thank you for your open letter today directing our attention to Nobel prize winner Elinor Ostrom and her work to show that privatising natural resources is not the answer for stemming environmental degradation.

I also appreciate the fact that you have introduced the issue of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)  For me your blog was a strong reminder that there is great overlap between the problems of India and Africa (so it is good that you have brought an Indian perspective to add to Dadamac's usual African concerns). I was especailly struck by the comment that "FAO says Asia and the Pacific has the largest number of hungry people (642 million) followed by Sub-Saharan Africa with 265 million."

I wonder if there is any chance you will see this before the day is out (and of course, given our time differences, your day is much close to ending than mine is). Anyhow - in the hope that you do see this - you may be interested to know that today is blog action day, and bloggers worldwide are encouraged to post blogs about climate change.

If you write your blog today and include the link blog action day then your blog entry should automitically feed into the world wide collection.

Sorry I didn't tell you sooner. Looking forward to you next open letter.


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