Go. See. Report.
In 2010, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that he would use his year as chair of the G8 to promote a global push to lower the number of women and children dying each year. The money pledged later that year became known as the Muskoka Initiative. With five years left to meet the Millennium Development Goals, Canada pledged $2.85 billion to helping reach the targets for improving the lives of women and children.
Five years later, and with the world planning for the next set of UN goals, I want to see how the Canadian money has been used. That was my pitch to the good people at the Travers Fellowship, who chose me as the 2015 fellow.
While I initially planned to travel to Ethiopia, a national election there has meant a few roadblocks. So I've modified my plan to include Haiti along with Tanzania. This blog will track those travels and my inevitable frustration as I try to sum up all that I've learned for several online and radio stories.