Ugandans to lead discussion of Millennium Villages Project

Author: Arts and Letters


Johnson Nkuuhe, country coordinator of the Millenium Villages Project in Uganda and David Siriri, science coordinator of the project, will lead a public discussion on “The Millennium Villages Project: Grassroots Development?” at 7p.m. Monday (March 26) in the Hammes Student Lounge of the University of Notre Dame’s 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 the “grassroots” effort to reduce extreme poverty, disease and hunger by assisting local advances in agriculture, education and healthcare.

Notre Dame’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., visited Uganda earlier 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 Dame’s future involvements in the region.

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

Originally published by Michael O. Garvey at on March 23, 2007.