15 years. A game changing set of time. What can possibly be accomplished over 15 years with the right tools, circumstances, and mindset? Global change. Bill and Melinda Gates just released their Annual Letter and have settled on a set of expectations to meet within that 15 year timeframe.
In 15 years… Half as many kids will die, far fewer women will die in childbirth, and people will live healthier lives because we’ll beat many of the diseases that sicken the poor.
Africa will be able to feed itself.
Mobile banking will help the poor radically transform their lives.
Better software will help all kids, no matter where they live, receive a world-class education.
At this point, you may have some thoughts on whether you think these key points are the top priority in development, whether they can be accomplished within the relatively short time given. The last, crucial factor is going to be creating Global Citizens. Many of you are already.