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Engineers without borders

Engineers without borders - Sustainable Development and the...

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Sustainable Development and the Cycle of Poverty Jessie Drayton Curriculum Enhancement Representative Vice President McGill Chapter Sarah Johnson Junior Fellow, Ghana, Summer 2007
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Complexity of Poverty Status of our world Cycle of poverty Sustainable Development The Definitions EWB Case Study YOUR Responsibility Privileges Obligations Overview
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Our World 1 in 7 people live without access to safe drinking water - that means 4900 children die each day due to diarrhea alone 2.6 billion live without access to sanitation
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Data collected by Unicef
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Our World 1 in 7 people live without access to safe drinking water - that means 4900 children die each day due to diarrhea alone 2.6 billion live without access to sanitation 6 million children under the age of 5 die each year from hunger alone - that is about a fifth of Canada’s population
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Percentage of population affected by malnutrition by country according to United Nations statistics
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Our World 1 in 7 people live without access to safe drinking water - that means 4900 children die each day due to diarrhea alone 2.6 billion live without access to sanitation 6 million children under the age of 5 die each year from hunger alone - that is about a fifth of Canada’s population 1 in 6 people live under 1$US a day (1.1 billion) - about 3 billion under 2$US a day
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4 Simple Ideas 1. Poverty is a complex cycle
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Geography - Drought, unstable water source - Infertile soil - Limited resources Complex Cycle
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Politics - Warfare - Government instability - Corruption Complex Cycle
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Economics - Trade barriers - Global market tariffs - Debt from aid Complex Cycle
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Social - Education - Health care - Infrastructure Complex Cycle
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Can’t afford to send children to school Children won’t become literate and numerate New generation depends on inappropriate farming techniques Vulnerable to changes in weather and unable to produce excess food Money is scarce Cycle of Poverty
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Can’t afford to send children to school Children won’t
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