WBEZ | The Hunger Project http://www.wbez.org/tags/hunger-project Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Searching for sustainable hunger solutions in Bangladesh http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2012-06-19/segment/searching-sustainable-hunger-solutions-bangladesh-100218 <p><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/0Reetika%20Bangladesh%201.jpg" title="Reetika Joshi, pictured here in black jacket, is a member of the School of International and Public Affairs team of consultants from Columbia University in New York City working with the THP Global Office and THP-Bangladesh on a Gender Impact Assessment. (Photo courtesy of The Hunger Project)" /></div><p>Bangladesh has received more foreign aid money per capita than any other country in history. Even so, nearly half the population lives under the national poverty line. Because foreign aid hs become so plentiful, &quot;it has completely undermined the initative. . . people are always waiting for others, the U.N. or a church group to come and fix it,&quot; says Jim Whitton, Regional Director of The Hunger Project. Whitton adds that along side apathy, government corruption has contributed to the problem of hunger in Bangladesh.</p><p><a href="http://www.thp.org/" target="_blank">The Hunger Project</a>&nbsp;was founded by people trying to diagnose why there are so many people struggling with poverty despite the availability of resources. The organization aims a laser like focus on creating sustainable solutions to end hunger in developing nations.</p><p>Tuesday on <em>Worldview</em>, <a href="http://www.thp.org/who_we_are/country_directors/majumdar" target="_blank">Dr. Badiul Majumdar</a>, vice president and country director for The Hunger Project - Bangladesh, explains why poverty remains such a persistent problem in Bangladesh and what steps he is taking to elevate their social mindset.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/cc6dKKPclFk" width="560"></iframe></p></p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 09:40:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2012-06-19/segment/searching-sustainable-hunger-solutions-bangladesh-100218 Global Activism: Bringing up communities to eliminate poverty in Ghana http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-12/global-activism-bringing-communities-eliminate-poverty-ghana-86460 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-May/2011-05-12/VCA educational session at Yokperm 2.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Dr. Naana Agyemang-Mensah is the country director of <a href="http://www.thp.org/ghana" target="_blank">The Hunger Project-Ghana</a>.&nbsp; The organization works to end hunger and poverty around the world.&nbsp;</p><p>Naana has been running their Ghana program for the past decade. She says that despite the name, The Hunger Project tackles more than food security issues.</p></p> Thu, 12 May 2011 16:59:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-12/global-activism-bringing-communities-eliminate-poverty-ghana-86460